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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 165.9 (0.36% today). The market cap for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 67197.79, and is in the sector Financial, and Investment Brokerage – National industry. The target price for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 181.21. Currently The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 15.69, and a forward P/E of 9.68. Average volume for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 3070.14 and so far today it is 1439300.

Performance in the last year for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has been -8.65%. 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 19.89%. 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 -8.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 87.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.02%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 2.93%.

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 -7.17%. With The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. trading at 165.9, the dividend yield is 1.57%, and the EPS is 10.57.

So could The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 15.69. The PEG is 0.89, P/S is 1.94 and the P/B is at 0.95. The P/cash is 0.47, with P/free cash flow at 5.48.

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 78.10%. Outstanding shares are at 405.05. While shares float is 398.16. The float short is currently 1.31%, and short ratio is 1.69.

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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