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 price target was 275, which equates to a potential upside of 24.16 percent. The lowest price target was 185, implying a possible loss of -16.47 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -7.67 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -8.36 percent. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 6 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 7 analysts decreased their estimates.

GS has an estimated earnings growth rate of -4.05 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 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 traded between a high of 255.15 and a low of 155.37 over the past year. Today's price is 42.55 percent above the 52-week 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 market cap of GS is $87.48 billion. GS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.