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.

Several price targets were given for GS by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 275, implying potential capital gains of 24.16 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 185, implying a possible loss 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. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. GS has a PEG ratio of -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 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.