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Goldman Sachs Group (GS) closed at $215.01

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) closed at $215.01 with its average trading volume of 3.79 Million shares, while its relative volume stands at 1.06. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) has a market cap of $84.23 Billion and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated 391.76 Million.

Shares of Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) currently have an Average Brokerage Recommendation of 2.21, number of Recs in ABR is 19 while industry rank of the company by ABR is 177 out of 265. Out of the analyst recommendations 5 rate Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) stock a Buy, 11 rate the stock Outperform, 13 rate Hold, 1 rate Underperform and 1 recommend a Sell.

Taking a glance at where the stock might be directed in the future, on a consensus basis, the sell-side has a 52 week price target of $243.32 on the stock, this valuation is based on 25 number of opinions. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $275 while the most conventional has $185 target price.

In order to check on the sell-side rational, we can also take a peek at some technical indicators. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS)’s price sits -3.98% off from its 50-day moving average of $221.65 and 0.9% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $232.52. Stock’s twelve month price oscillated between $255.15 and $138.20. The stock hit its twelve month high on 03/01/17, and twelve month low on 06/27/16. The Average True Range, a measure of volatility is at 4.41, however its weekly and monthly volatility is 2.28%, 1.81% respectively. The company’s Relative Strength Index which shows price strength currently stands at 41.02.

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) as of recent trade, has shown weekly downbeat performance of -3.94% which was maintained at -4.49% in 1-month period. During the past three months the stock slid -14.36%, bringing six months performance to 1.54%. Yearly performance of the stock shows a bullish trend of 34.41% while year-to-date (YTD) performance reflected -10.21% negative outlook.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) has trailing twelve month Return on Assets of 0.9%, which is key indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 10.6% and a Return on Investment of 1.3%. ROI is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.

While having a peek at profitability ratios Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 72.1%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at 28% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at 20%.

However looking at valuation ratios the stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 0 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 0. The company’s forward price to earnings ratio for next fiscal year is 10.03. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 0.66. Its beta value stands at 1.25.

The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 0. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 2.95 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 2.95.

Having a peek at growth estimates of the company, Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) has current quarter growth estimates of 4% however it has -5.5% estimations over growth for the next quarter. During current year the company’s forecasts over growth are 16.6% while for the next year analysts’ growth estimation is 9.9%. Past 5 years growth of the company observed at 6.95%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow the company are expecting its growth at 12.24%.

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