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 highest price target was 275, implying potential capital gains of 24.16 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 185, implying potential capital losses 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 7 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GS to grow at a rate of -4.05 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 42.55 percent, and below the high by 13.2 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $87.48 billion. GS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.