Is Oracle’s earnings drop a ‘buy the dip’ moment?

September 15, 2021

By Admiral Markets

Oracle share price

Shares in Oracle dropped more than 3% after the database software company posted revenue that missed expectations.

However, the company did post earnings per share of $1.03 which beat expectations of just 97 cents per share.

With Oracle shares trading at record highs, it needed to be a stellar earnings report to attract buyers at those levels.

The sell-off could be a bit of profit-taking which could lead to a ‘buy the dip’ opportunity… and the chart looks very interesting.

Oracle share price chart

Source: Admirals MetaTrader 5#ORCL, Daily – Data range: from 4 Dec 2020 to 14 Sep 2021, performed on 14 Sep 2021 at 8:30 pm GMT. Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. 

Last five year performance: 2020 = +22.10%, 2019 = +17.34%, 2018 = -4.51%, 2017 = +22.96, 2016 = +5.26% 

The daily chart of Oracle’s share price above shows a cluster zone of technical support levels converging around the 100-period exponential moving average (the green line).

The support zones include an ascending trend line from March to June lows, as well as the retest of a previous swing high in late May.

These levels make the $85 to $83 a very interesting level to watch. Can buyers stage a rally here?

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Jitanchandra Solanki
Jitanchandra Solanki Financial Markets Author, Admirals LondonJitanchandra is a financial markets author with more than 15 years experience trading currencies, indices and US equities. He is an accredited Market Technician with a BA Hons degree.

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