Analysts See $5.10 EPS for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS)


Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) traded up $0.55 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $256.50. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $256.31. Another trade for 2.95 million shares valued at $502.59 million was made by Koum Jan on Tuesday, August 15. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.'s holdings in Goldman Sachs Group were worth $11,826,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. (NYSE:GS) has risen 39.23% since December 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.68 earnings per share. The stock has a market capitalization of $96,110.00, a P/E ratio of 13.32, a PEG ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 1.46.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.33, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. (NYSE:GS). Geller Family Office Ltd Co accumulated 0.11% or 947 shares. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada invested in 988,522 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Lmr Prns Ltd Liability Partnership owns 5,125 shares.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc, which manages about $408.33B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cognex Corp (NASDAQ:CGNX) by 80,863 shares to 747,329 shares, valued at $82.42M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) by 415,217 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.67 million shares, and cut its stake in Blackrock Inc (Put) (NYSE:BLK). Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. now owns 475 shares of the investment management company's stock worth $105,000 after purchasing an additional 125 shares in the last quarter. Moreover, Genesee Valley Trust has 0.54% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Addison Capital reported 2,112 shares. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $4.88 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Goldman Sachs Group Inc will post 19.08 EPS for the current fiscal year. (NYSE:GS) for 854 shares. (NYSE:GS). Savant Cap owns 1,721 shares or 0.09% of their United States portfolio. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Goldman Sachs Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $271.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have issued a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 25% are positive. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with "Hold" rating and $240.0 target in Tuesday, October 17 report. (NASDAQ:FB) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, November 3 by Wells Fargo.

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More notable recent The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, June 7. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, November 2 with "Buy". The company was downgraded on Wednesday, July 6 by Jefferies. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, January 29. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had 87 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, April 28, the company rating was maintained by Pivotal Research.

Analysts expect The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) to report $5.10 EPS on January, 17 before the open.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 0.39 % from last quarter's $5.08 EPS. GS's profit will be $1.92 billion for 12.57 P/E if the $5.10 EPS becomes a reality.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc is an investment banking, securities and investment management company that provides a range of financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $15.08 million activity. Shares for $8.59 million were sold by FISCHER DAVID B. on Thursday, August 10. On Monday, August 7 SOLOMON DAVID M sold $754,997 worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

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In other Goldman Sachs Group news, Vice Chairman Richard J. Gnodde sold 4,951 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $237.94, for a total value of $3,023,503.58. $1.46M worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. 25,000 shares valued at $6.13 million were sold by SCHWARTZ HARVEY M on Friday, October 20. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 135,177 shares of company stock worth $32,435,160. Freda Fabrizio sold 300,000 shares worth $31.73M. Lynch Thomas J. Jr. had sold 5,300 shares worth $335,172 on Tuesday, December 12.

Among 54 analysts covering Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), 37 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Goldman Sachs Group now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $248.10. On Monday, October 30 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy". (NASDAQ:FB) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, November 5 by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, August 23 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold". The company was downgraded on Wednesday, April 19 by Rafferty. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, September 28. (NASDAQ:FB) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Monness Crespi & Hardt.

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