Based on the aggregated intelligence of 110,000 investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, enterprise-software behemoth Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) has earned a respected four-star ranking. Five-star stocks have been the best performers, but our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Oracle's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Oracle facts


Redwood City, Calif. (1977)

Market cap

$106.9 billion


Application software

Trailing-12-month revenue

$22.43 billion


CEO Lawrence Ellison (since 1977);

CFO Safra Catz (since 2005)

Return on equity (average, past three years)


CAPS members bullish on Oracle also bullish on:

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO),

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT),


CAPS members bearish on Oracle also bearish on:

Ford Motor (NYSE:F),


Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, fully 531 of 565 of the All-Star members who have rated Oracle -- some 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Star bulls include ICoog and shop1, both of whom rank in the top 15% of our community.

Last year, ICoog reminded our CAPS community:

Oracle is a juggernaut. [Larry] Ellison is poised on making Oracle the top software company and he is not far from that day. Acquisitions of highly successful companies with extreme growth will see to that.

A more recent pitch from shop1 -- it was posted to our site just last month -- shared that bullish attitude and focused on Oracle's dominance and attractive long-term prospects:

Revenue, net income and EPS have increased year over year. The company has continued to pursue an aggressive expansion plan that has helped the company to diversify its products and increase revenue. Oracle is now the leading seller of databases that help computers & software interact. With its strong balance sheet & aggressive growth plan, Oracle should continue to outperform for years to come.

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