Do Oracle’s Paramount Investors Possess Attractive Shares Ahead of Earnings?

For the year-to-date, Oracle Corp.’s (NASDAQ:ORCL) shares are up 5.89 percent. Recently, the company announced that it has agreed to purchase Collective Intellect, an analytic tool maker that watches consumers’ activities in social media.  The transaction supports Oracle’s intentions to increase its cloud computing presence and comes just two weeks after it bought Vitrue; this assists markets to publish and monitor content from social media.

Financial terms were not disclosed for either transaction.

A Closer Look: Oracle Earnings Sneak Peek>>

Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) is set to release its latest earnings report on June 21st of this month.

With its growing collection of social media software, will Oracle’s largest shareholders increase their holdings? 1455 institutional firms indicated owning shares of Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL) in Q1 2012. These firms reported owning a total of 2.863 billion shares on 03/31/2012. The shares closed at $29.10 on 03/31/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in Oracle Corp. at the end of March 31st, 2012.

Vanguard Group Inc held 166,600,675 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $4,858,075,658. This brought the portfolio total to 0.66%.

State Street Corp held 147,773,837 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $4,309,085,064. This brought the portfolio total to 0.66%.

Capital Research Global Investors held 132,829,000 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $3,873,293,620. This brought the portfolio total to 1.65%.

Capital World Investors held 130,101,137 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $3,793,749,135. This brought the portfolio total to 1.34%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 104,719,492 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $3,053,620,371. This brought the portfolio total to 0.7%.

Wellington Management Co LLP held 91,428,153 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $2,666,044,928. This brought the portfolio total to 0.94%.

Massachusetts Financial Services Co /MA/ held 81,273,868 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $2,369,945,978. This brought the portfolio total to 2.23%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp held 76,458,898 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $2,229,541,454. This brought the portfolio total to 0.85%.

Invesco Ltd. held 75,563,139 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $2,203,421,122. This brought the portfolio total to 1.11%.

Northern Trust Corp held 52,112,383 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $1,519,597,080. This brought the portfolio total to 0.7%.

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