|Bid||61.12 x 1200|
|Ask||61.39 x 900|
|Day's Range||61.10 - 62.29|
|52 Week Range||39.71 - 66.20|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.75|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.54|
|Earnings Date||Mar 10, 2021 - Mar 15, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.96 (1.55%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jan 06, 2021|
|1y Target Est||67.24|
A coalition made up of health and technology companies which include both Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE: CRM), and Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) is working on developing a digital passport for COVID-19 vaccines.What Happened: The Vaccine Credential Initiative also includes MITRE, Mayo Clinic, Evernorth, The Commons Project Foundation, and CARIN Alliance among others, as per a statement issued Thursday. "As the world begins to recover from the pandemic, having electronic access to vaccination, testing, and other medical records will be vital to resuming travel and more," said Mike Sicilia, executive vice president of Oracle's global business units. The group anticipates that a trustworthy, traceable, verifiable, and universally recognized digital record of vaccination is urgently needed.Why It Matters: The body wants to empower individuals to obtain an encrypted copy of the inoculation credentials and store it in a digital wallet of choice -- like those provided by Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) or Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) unit Google.Alternatively, users could print out a paper copy of the credentials containing a QR code. See Also: How Oracle Is Tracking COVID-19 Vaccinations In The CloudLast month, the International Air Transport Association also unveiled the key design elements of its IATA Travel Pass which helps travelers secure and manage travel in line with government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information. The IATA app is due for release in the first quarter of this year and would be available on both the iOS and Android platforms.Price Action: Microsoft shares closed nearly 1.5% lower at $213.02 on Thursday and rose 0.23% in the after-hours session. On the same day, Oracle shares closed almost 0.8% lower at $61.60.See more from Benzinga * Click here for options trades from Benzinga * Apple To Bring Music, Podcast To Microsoft Store In 2021: Report * Big Tech CEOs Condemn Capitol Violence, Term It 'Shameful,' 'Antithesis Of Democracy'(C) 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Oracle (ORCL) announced availability of Oracle Database 21c on its cloud platform as well as Oracle Apex (Application Express) Application Development as a managed cloud service.
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