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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 160.35 (0.19% today). The market cap for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 66854.49, and is in the sector Financial, and Investment Brokerage РNational industry. The target price for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 179.95. Currently The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 18.11, and a forward P/E of 9.45. Average volume for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 3362.66 and so far today it is 793169.

Performance in the last year for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has been -23.79%. 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 24.73%. 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 -33.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -54.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.62%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -2.06%.

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 -10.45%. With The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. trading at 160.35, the dividend yield is 1.62%, and the EPS is 8.84.

So could The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.11. The PEG is 1.03, P/S is 1.88 and the P/B is at 0.93. The P/cash is 0.58, 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 3.49, and total debt/equity at 6.72.

In terms of margins, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has a gross margin of 73.90%, an operating margin of 18.10% and a profit margin of 11.30%.Payout ratio for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 28.80%. 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 78.50%. Outstanding shares are at 417.71. While shares float is 408.07. The float short is currently 1.26%, and short ratio is 1.53.

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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