Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages


The institutional investor held 14,767 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.50M, up from 13,274 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The Company operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. GS has diverse figures for different time frames; starting from week's performance it has negative performance of -0.66% in last five regular trading sessions. The South State Corp holds 33,906 shares with $8.04M value, down from 38,833 last quarter. After $5.02 actual earnings per share reported by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.59% EPS growth. (The) (NYSE:GS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 18th. It has outperformed by 22.53% the S&P500.

Ken Heebner decreased its stake in General Electric Co (GE) by 88.51% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Corporate insiders own 2.57% of the company's stock. The institutional investor held 55,701 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.51 million, up from 49,940 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $1.64 billion. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $73.66. About 2.85M shares traded or 5.40% up from the average. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $214.96. It has underperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 1 insider sale for $4.48 million activity. VINIAR DAVID A sold $1.05M worth of stock or 4,590 shares. Inc. boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

In other news, Chairman Lloyd C. Blankfein sold 20,794 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Therefore 48% are positive. Barclays lifted their price objective on shares of Goldman Sachs Group from $262.00 to $308.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, August 30. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Oppenheimer on Monday, September 21 to "Outperform". SunTrust maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, January 12 report. Berenberg initiated it with "Hold" rating and $140 target in Wednesday, July 13 report. (NASDAQ:UBNT) earned "Underweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, October 20. Buy GS shares (typically 100 shares, scale as appropriate), while selling the April $255.00 call for a debit of $243.45 per share. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, May 31 with "Hold". Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, November 15 by Robert W. Baird. Goldman Sachs Group's revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Goldman Sachs Group Inc will post 18.98 EPS for the current fiscal year. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had 90 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. They expect $5.10 EPS, up 0.39% or $0.02 from last year's $5.08 per share. GS's profit will be $1.92B for 12.49 P/E if the $5.10 EPS becomes a reality. Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc sold 4,583 shares as Goldman Sachs Group Inc Com (GS)'s stock declined 13.97%.

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Investors of record on Thursday, March 2nd will be issued a $0.65 dividend. The company has a market cap of $96,950.00, a P/E ratio of 13.35, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.93 and a beta of 1.47. It fall, as 63 investors sold GS shares while 427 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 525 raised stakes. The investment professionals in our partner's database now hold: 271.74 million shares, down from 278.62 million shares in 2017Q2. 62,606 were accumulated by Howard Capital. Signaturefd Limited Liability, Georgia-based fund reported 2,922 shares. Marathon Mngmt reported 112,326 shares. Middleton Co Inc Ma stated it has 107,905 shares or 0.47% of all its holdings. (The) (NYSE:GS) by 3.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. Interest Group has invested 0% in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). Brandywine Investment Mgmt Ltd reported 0.66% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Old Second Natl Bank Of Aurora holds 0.01% or 151 shares in its portfolio. Toronto Dominion National Bank & Trust has 9,326 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt accumulated 0.1% or 29,261 shares. Goldman Sachs Group's payout ratio is 15.58%. It also upped Exact Sciences Corp (NASDAQ:EXAS) stake by 18,750 shares and now owns 29,900 shares. Instinet restated an outperform rating and issued a $225.00 price objective (down previously from $238.00) on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a report on Thursday, January 4th. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Denver Inv holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to Infinity in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. 1 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. Fiduciary Co reported 45,791 shares stake. Aperio Gru Limited Liability invested in 199,383 shares. Agf Invests Inc has 174,136 shares. Cohen Klingenstein Limited Liability invested in 0.19% or 5,350 shares. Mackenzie Financial invested in 0.41% or 317,991 shares. Ingalls Snyder Limited Co holds 1.5% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) or 1.19M shares. Synovus Finance Corp holds 146,440 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. Salem Counselors holds 14,136 shares. Cutter And Commerce Brokerage Inc reported 0.09% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Charter Tru has invested 3.17% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).

Analysts await Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) to report earnings on February, 27. Petrus Lta has 2.22% invested in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). 947 are owned by Geller Family Office Service Ltd Liability Corp.

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