Traders Watch list: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS)

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Traders Watch list: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS)

Among analysts who offered their Analysis on The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Vetr raised Goldman Sachs Group from a "sell" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $179.28 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, September 29th.

Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) ended Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 session in red amid volatile trading. The firm earned $8.17 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.80 billion. The growth estimate for the next five years is 12.68 percent (per annum).

EPS growth for this year is 34.20% and EPS growth for next year is expected to reach at 13.80%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. will post $19.18 EPS for the current year.

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) opened at 232.20 on Monday. 2 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data. A EVP-Chief of Staff & Secretary at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

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The letter continues, "Goldman Sachs would be a major beneficiary of these efforts to deregulate the financial industry; the company's stock rose by nearly 5%, increasing your company's market capitalization by $4.1 billion the day of President Trump's announcement".

Price Target plays a critical role when it comes to the Analysis of a Stock. The legal version of this report can be read at https://baseballnewssource.com/markets/traders-buy-shares-of-goldman-sachs-group-inc-the-gs-on-weakness-following-insider-selling/415339.html. The firm has a market cap of $100.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.83 and a beta of 1.50.

The stock as of last trading session moved 73.62% up from its 52 week low and was -4.05% behind its 52 week high. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $238.46 and a 200 day moving average of $196.34. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Jan 13, 2017 and 52-Week Low on Jun 27, 2016.

Other Insider transactions have been reported by the company according to SEC Form 4, on Feb 7, 2017, Alan M Cohen (EVP, Global Head of Compliance) sold 2,384 shares at $239.84 per share price.On Feb 7, 2017, Sarah G Smith (Principal Accounting Officer) sold 10,691 shares at $234.83 per share price.Also, On Feb 3, 2017, Edith W Cooper (EVP, Global Head of HCM) sold 2,336 shares at $230.94 per share price.On Jan 20, 2017, Harvey M Schwartz (President and Co-COO; CFO) sold 25,000 shares at $233.99 per share price. Yacktman Asset Management LP now owns 281,300 shares of the investment management company's stock worth $41,796,000 after buying an additional 3,000 shares during the period. The company's Relative strength index is 55.56. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. This is built on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. The highest and lowest price target given by the brokerage firms to the equity are $90 and $49, respectively. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $214.96. During the twelve month it added 62.85% and year to date performance of -0.72%. Leading up to this report, we have seen a -0.42% fall in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 33.19% increase over the past 3 months. South Dakota Investment Council now owns 147,870 shares of the investment management company's stock worth $21,971,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares in the last quarter. The stock was trading on below-average volume. ROGERS JOHN F.W. now owns 152,352 shares in the company after this transaction. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 1,046 shares of the investment management company's stock worth $169,000 after buying an additional 4 shares during the period. The company reported $5.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.28. The high end of the revenue guidance is $6.56 Billion and the low end is $6.38 Billion.

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