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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 68149.64. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 167.88 (with a change from open of 0.38%), this in conjunction with a target price of 181.63. Volume today has so far reached 899889, with an average volume of about 2970.31. The GAP for this stock, is 0.75%.

The P/E ratio is 15.7, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 9.68. The current EPS for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., is 10.57, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -28.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -6.75%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 20.33% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 17.21%. Quarter over quarter is 87.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -8.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -1.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -3.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 78.10%. Shares outstanding is 410.54, while shares float is at a value of 398.16. Float short for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 1.29% and the short ratio is 1.72.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 3.51, while the total debt/equity comes to 6.97. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is 72.50% and their operating margin is 20.70%. The profit margin is 13.70%.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 0.50%, and on investment, 1.10%. Return on equity is 6.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.91. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.97, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.95 and Price/cash is 0.48, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 5.56.

The simple moving averages are 2.93% and 5.68% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -14.69% and the 52 week low is 22.23%.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.57%, with a current price of 167.88. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 24.10%. This is in an industry, Investment Brokerage – National, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Investment Brokerage – National industry means that The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -1.52%, with performance for the month coming to 0.59%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 14.43%, and for the half year the performance is -9.55%. Volatility for this week is 2.02% and for the month this is 1.57%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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