Analyst Ratings for Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for GS last month.

A buy rating was issued by 10 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 14 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 4. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

GS was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 275, implying a possible profit of 24.16 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 185, which equates to a potential downside of -16.47 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -7.67 percent. That number becomes -8.36 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -3.34 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.13 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 6 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 7 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

GS has an estimated earnings growth rate of -4.05 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. GS has a PEG ratio of -2.87.

GS has a 52-week high of 255.15 and a 52-week low of 155.37. Currently the stock is 42.55 percent higher than its low, and 13.2 percent below the high. GS has a price/earnings ratio of 11.62. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GS value stock report compares GS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $87.48 billion. GS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.