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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS)?

The company in question is, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) currently with a stock price of 169 (-0.89% today). The market cap for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 67277.21, and is in the sector Financial, and Investment Brokerage – National industry. The target price for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 182.8. Currently The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 15.98, and a forward P/E of 9.86. Average volume for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 2576.28 and so far today it is 3042700.

Performance in the last year for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has been -7.29%. For EPS growth, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has seen a growth of -28.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 19.53%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -1.60% over the last five years and could be 16.66% for the next five years. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -8.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 87.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.79%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.35%.

Since the IPO date for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. on the 5/4/1999, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -5.07%. With The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. trading at 169, the dividend yield is 1.54%, and the EPS is 10.57.

So could The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 15.98. The PEG is 0.96, P/S is 1.94 and the P/B is at 0.97. The P/cash is 0.47, with P/free cash flow at 5.49.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 3.51, and total debt/equity at 6.97.

In terms of margins, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has a gross margin of 72.50%, an operating margin of 20.70% and a profit margin of 13.70%.Payout ratio for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 24.10%. Return on assets come to 0.50% with return on investment coming to 1.10%.

Insider ownership for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 78.50%. Outstanding shares are at 398.09. While shares float is 397.54. The float short is currently 1.09%, and short ratio is 1.68.

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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