Shares of Oracle Corp.
slipped 0.3% in afternoon buying and selling Friday, placing them on monitor to increase their dropping streak to 11 periods. That might be the longest such streak since Oracle went public in March 1986, in line with Dow Jones Market Information. The database large’s inventory has now tumbled 15.3% because it final gained floor, when it rose 3.8% on Dec. 15 to shut at a report $103.65. Highlighting the dropping streak was the 11.2% drop in two days to Dec. 20, after The Wall Avenue Journal reported, and Oracle confirmed, that it agreed to purchase medical-records firm Cerner Corp.
in a deal valued at $28.3 billion. Regardless of the record-long dropping streak, Oracle’s inventory has nonetheless run up 35.7% this yr, whereas the SPDR Know-how Choose Sector ETF
has climbed 34.1% and the S&P 500
has superior 27.3%.