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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 67560.86. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 166.67 (with a change from open of -0.55%), this in conjunction with a target price of 181.4. Volume today has so far reached 1383390, with an average volume of about 2597.88. The GAP for this stock, is -1.00%.

The P/E ratio is 16.01, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 9.93. The current EPS for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., is 10.57, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -28.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -4.90%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 19.34% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 16.83%. Quarter over quarter is 87.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -8.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -1.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -3.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 78.30%. Shares outstanding is 399.06, while shares float is at a value of 398.16. Float short for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is 1.36% and the short ratio is 2.08.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 3.51, while the total debt/equity comes to 6.97. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is 72.50% and their operating margin is 20.70%. The profit margin is 13.70%.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 0.50%, and on investment, 1.10%. Return on equity is 6.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 0.95. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.95, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.97 and Price/cash is 0.47, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 5.51.

The simple moving averages are 0.66% and 5.79% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -15.30% and the 52 week low is 21.35%.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.54%, with a current price of 166.67. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 24.10%. This is in an industry, Investment Brokerage – National, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Investment Brokerage – National industry means that The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 1.74%, with performance for the month coming to 1.38%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 4.57%, and for the half year the performance is -4.96%. Volatility for this week is 1.50% and for the month this is 1.73%.

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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