Movers: Oracle, Merrill Lynch, UBS, Williams-Sonoma, Google

Thursday's stocks in the news

Oracle (ORCL) posts $0.26, vs. $0.20 a year ago, third quarter GAAP EPS on 21% revenue rise. Says total GAAP software revenues were up 21% to $4.2 billion with GAAP new software license revenues up 16% to $1.6 billion. It posts $0.30, vs. $0.25, non-GAAP EPS. Revenue was below Street estimates. It reportedly sees fourth quarter GAAP EPS of $0.37-$0.38. S&P says third quarter revenue fell short of expectations, cuts target price, maintains strong buy. Bear Stearns cuts estimates, maintains outperform.

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