Another Fine Opportunity in Oracle

Even the best-quality, most predictable growth companies sell off with some regularity, and each downturn makes traders wonder if this time the shares are "down for the count." Your best guides to distinguishing a bargain buy from a value trap are the longer-term earnings trend and the trading history of that particular stock.

Let's apply this thinking to tech giant Oracle (ORCL), whose earnings per share were higher for the fiscal third quarter, but a penny behind estimates. The stock got slammed Thursday, losing 9.7% to $32.30. How has Oracle stacked up over the years when it comes to earnings growth and share-price movement?...207 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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