Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of -3.50

Headlines about Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) have been trending very negative on Saturday, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Goldman Sachs Group earned a news sentiment score of -3.50 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the investment management company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Goldman Sachs Group’s analysis:

GS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $245.00 price target on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a report on Thursday, April 16th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of Goldman Sachs Group from $164.00 to $177.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday. Oppenheimer lifted their price target on shares of Goldman Sachs Group from $278.00 to $282.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 16th. Societe Generale upgraded shares of Goldman Sachs Group from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 14th. Finally, Barclays reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $236.00 price target on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a report on Thursday, April 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $225.24.

Goldman Sachs Group stock traded down $17.91 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $189.19. 9,348,160 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,245,974. Goldman Sachs Group has a 1 year low of $130.85 and a 1 year high of $250.46. The firm has a market cap of $71.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.28, a P/E/G ratio of 6.16 and a beta of 1.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.78, a current ratio of 0.79 and a quick ratio of 0.79. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $195.55 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $204.22.

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 15th. The investment management company reported $3.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.83 by $0.28. The company had revenue of $8.74 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.92 billion. Goldman Sachs Group had a net margin of 14.04% and a return on equity of 9.26%. The company’s revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $5.71 EPS. As a group, analysts predict that Goldman Sachs Group will post 14.06 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 1st will be given a $1.25 dividend. This represents a $5.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.64%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 29th. Goldman Sachs Group’s payout ratio is currently 23.78%.

Goldman Sachs Group Company Profile

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. It operates in four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. The Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, including strategic advisory assignments related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, spin-offs, and risk management; and underwriting services, such as debt and equity underwriting of public offerings and private placements of various securities and other financial instruments, as well as derivative transactions with public and private sector clients.

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