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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 – National 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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