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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., GS

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., GS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Investment Brokerage – National in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., GSĀ  has a market cap of 68342.59. Since its IPO date on the 5/4/1999, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., GS performance year to date is -6.49%. Today The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., GS has gained 0.16%, with a current price of 166.47.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 78.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 24.10%. Return of assets are at 0.50%, with return on investment at 1.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., GS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 3.51. While Total debt/equity is 6.97. With a profit margin of 13.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 72.50%, and operating margin of 20.70%. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., GS has seen a EPS growth of -28.90%. A performance for the year of -7.77%. The 52-week high is -15.40%, and the 52-week low is 21.20%. The average volume for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., GS is 1532900.

With a target price of 181.63, can The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., GS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., GS. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has a P/E of 15.74 and a forward P/E of 9.71. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.91. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.97 and 0.95 respectively. For P/cash, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has a value of 0.48, while it is 5.58 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 166.47, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.56%. We see a return on equity of 6.30%.

Looking more long-term The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 17.21%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 20.33% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -28.90% for this year and for the last five years a -1.60% growth has been seen.

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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