EPS for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) Expected At $5.14

Doris Richards
December 16, 2017

The company's revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Goldman Sachs Group Inc will post 19.03 EPS for the current year. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $12.35. About 5.21M shares traded or 98.10% up from the average.

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. (NYSE:GS) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: "Goldman Sachs Is Coming for Tea and Cookies With UK's Labour" on December 11, 2017, also Bloomberg.com with their article: "Goldman Sachs Has Nearly Vanished From Hong Kong's IPO Scene" published on December 07, 2017, Bloomberg.com published: "Goldman Is Doubling Down on Its Bullish Commodity Call" on December 12, 2017. It has outperformed by 22.53% the S&P500.

Mason Hawkins increased its stake in Belmond Ltd Class A (BEL) by 90.68% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ballentine Prns Ltd Liability holds 2,161 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. The institutional investor held 60,761 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $13.48M, down from 63,296 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $318.87 million. About 57,335 shares traded or 267.27% up from the average. It has outperformed by 6.84% the S&P500. Goldman Sachs Group accounts for approximately 2.3% of Continental Advisors LLC's investment portfolio, making the stock its 8th biggest holding. The company's quarterly revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Goldman Sachs Group Inc will post 19.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Therefore 41% are positive. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had 86 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NASDAQ:EXAC) on Friday, August 21 to "Sell" rating. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Tuesday, February 16 by JP Morgan. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group by 23.8% in the second quarter. The stock has "Hold" rating by Berenberg on Wednesday, July 13. The stock has "Buy" rating by Vetr on Monday, August 24. GS rose 2.78%, climbed 7.69% and advanced 15.18% in the week, one month and six months, respectively. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of GS in report on Wednesday, June 7 with "Buy" rating. Finally, Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group in the second quarter valued at about $42,536,000.

The stock increased 0.66% or $1.69 during the last trading session, reaching $257.17.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $15.08 million activity. It dropped, as 96 investors sold GS shares while 350 reduced holdings.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Cap reported 0.15% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Illinois-based Envestnet Asset Mngmt has invested 0.03% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS)'s Buy count is 0 and Strong Buy is 8 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 0 and 9, respectively. (NYSE:GS) were released by: Bloomberg.com and their article: "Goldman Warns That Market Valuations Are at Their Highest Since 1900" published on November 29, 2017 as well as Bloomberg.com's news article titled: "Goldman Sachs Is Starting a Socially Responsible ETF" with publication date: December 12, 2017. (NYSE:GS) for 14,502 shares. Cap Research Glob Invsts reported 6.92 million shares. Hancock Holdings Co stated it has 2,621 shares.

Qci Asset Mngmt Inc Ny invested in 58,269 shares. Ameriprise Fincl Inc owns 0.24% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Motco has invested 0% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 39.23% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending.

A good method of evaluating a public company's profitability is by taking a look at its Earnings per Share (EPS) performance. Sit Inv has 71,338 shares for 0.39% of their portfolio. (NYSE:GS). Wafra Advisory Gp Inc New York owns 35,816 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn accumulated 1.42M shares. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 1,113,050 shares of the investment management company's stock valued at $5,016,000 after acquiring an additional 1,108,079 shares in the last quarter. $754,997 worth of stock was sold by SOLOMON DAVID M on Monday, August 7. (NYSE:GS). Clinton Grp holds 0.46% or 20,406 shares. Buckingham Research reiterated a "neutral" rating and set a $250.00 target price (up from $243.00) on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. (NYSE:GS) on Friday, October 20. Shares for $4.16 million were sold by ROGERS JOHN F.W. on Tuesday, August 8. Goldman Sachs Group's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 15.63%. (NYSE:GS) to report earnings on January, 17. A month ago, they told us to expect earnings of US$5.18 per share while three months ago their EPS consensus estimate was US$4.96. GS's profit will be $1.95B for 12.43 P/E if the $5.14 EPS becomes a reality.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $122,269 activity. Wege D Michael had sold 1,100 shares worth $120,373 on Friday, September 15. GNODDE RICHARD J had sold 4,951 shares worth $1.19M. Therefore 0 are positive. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Rafferty on Monday, October 17. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Hold" rating and $240.0 target in Friday, October 6 report. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Friday, May 6. The company was maintained on Monday, November 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, January 4 by JMP Securities. Citigroup downgraded the stock to "Sell" rating in Tuesday, January 10 report.

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