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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 66272.44. 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 163.45 (with a change from open of 0.07%), this in conjunction with a target price of 181.4. Volume today has so far reached 1671600, with an average volume of about 2681.63. The GAP for this stock, is 0.28%.

The P/E ratio is 15.46, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 9.53. 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 -8.19%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 20.15% 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 78.20%. Shares outstanding is 405.46, 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 1.91.

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 *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. 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 0.9. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.91, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.94 and Price/cash is 0.46, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 5.41.

The simple moving averages are -0.48% and 3.29% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -16.94% and the 52 week low is 19.01%.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.59%, with a current price of 163.45. 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 -2.14%, with performance for the month coming to -1.67%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 12.78%, and for the half year the performance is -3.38%. Volatility for this week is 1.65% and for the month this is 1.70%.

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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Mark Hines

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