|Bid||71.00 x 600|
|Ask||71.11 x 100|
|Day's Range||69.92 - 71.25|
|52 Week Range||48.04 - 72.89|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||31.43|
|Dividend & Yield||1.56 (2.22%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Chief executive officers often personify the companies they lead. Think of Jeffrey Bezos at Amazon.com, Jamie Dimon at JPMorgan Chase, and especially Warren Buffett, indistinguishable in many minds from Berkshire Hathaway, the one-of-a-kind conglomerate he built and runs. Chief financial officers traditionally have labored in the boss’ shadow, but their profile is rising, too.
As an investment theme, cloud computing used to be greeted with skepticism. The poster child of that progression is Oracle (ORCL), which last week wowed Wall Street with a financial report that put to rest fears of the company being rendered obsolete by cloud computing. You can buy shares of Oracle for 16 times next fiscal year’s earnings and get a little cloud “exposure,” as they say, instead of spending 49 times projected earnings for the top cloud company, Salesforce (CRM), one of Oracle’s chief rivals.
Charles Thacker played a leading role in inventing the first versions of many technologies that are foundational to devices today, including 1974’s Alto, considered to be the world’s first personal computer. ...