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Morning Stock Stories: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS)

Today’s top gainers include the company The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) which is in the industry Investment Brokerage – National, gaining -0.64% today. In the last week its performance is -0.28%, and -9.07% for the past quarter. Currently, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., GS has a target price of 242.44, so today’s gain of -0.64% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.26%.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS), has a market cap of 87.87 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 1.60%, and institutional ownership is 80.90%.

At the current price of 221.81, it has a dividend yield of 1.35%, and its target price is 242.44. This is with a profit margin of 20.00%, and total debt/equity of 7.28. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has a P/E of 11.78, as well as a forward P/E of 10.66.

With a current EPS of 18.83, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 9.88%,The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 29.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 12.24%.

Performance for the year is 51.27%. Since its IPO date on 05/04/1999, the total performance to date is -7.37%.

Volume today for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS), is 3758320, while its average volume is 3875.18. Whilst the total gain today was -0.64%, it did have a day high of -4.76%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.89%, and 1.97% for the month. The 52-week low for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., GS has been 60.50%, while the 52-week-high has reached -13.07%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 1.30%, and its return on assets is 0.90%. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has an operating margin of 28.00%. With a sales growth of 30.40% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., GS is in the sector Financial, its long-term debt/equity is 3.8, and has a current ratio of *TBA and *TBA for quick ratio.

So what is the value of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.? Well its PEG is 0.96, and the P/S is 2.18, along with a P/B of 1.21. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 0.71.

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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