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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 160.7 (-0.29% today). The market cap for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 66794.38, and is in the sector Financial, and Investment Brokerage – National industry. The target price for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 181. Currently The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 15.24, and a forward P/E of 9.44. Average volume for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 3338.98 and so far today it is 1135130.

Performance in the last year for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has been -20.18%. 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 20.27%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -1.60% over the last five years and could be 17.60% for the next five years. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -8.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 87.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.70%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -1.68%.

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 -9.82%. With The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. trading at 160.7, the dividend yield is 1.61%, and the EPS is 10.57.

So could The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 15.24. The PEG is 0.87, P/S is 1.93 and the P/B is at 0.92. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

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 0, and total debt/equity at 0.

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 1.30% and institutional ownership comes to 78.70%. Outstanding shares are at 414.46. While shares float is 408.07. The float short is currently 1.26%, and short ratio is 1.54.

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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