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, which equates to a potential upside of 24.16 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 185, which equates to a potential downside of -16.47 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -7.67 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -8.36 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -3.34 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.13 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 6 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 7 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of GS to grow at a rate of -4.05 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of GS is -2.87.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GS hit 255.15 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 155.37. Currently the stock is 42.55 percent higher than its low, and 13.2 percent lower than its 52-week high. GS has a P/E 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 market cap of GS is $87.48 billion. GS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.