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Stock to Track: Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS)


Goldman Sachs Group is in the brokers and exchanges industry and is in the financial services sector. The company CEO is David M. Solomon. Goldman Sachs Group Inc is engaged in capital market activities. Its services primarily include investment banking operations.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The GS stock showed a previous change of -0.73% with an open at 191.72 and a close of 191.67. It reached an intraday high of 192.62 and a low of 188.22.

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The stock has a market cap of $71.3b with 372.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 353.6m shares. Trading volume reached 2,738,264 shares compared to its average volume of 3,976,290 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Goldman Sachs Group shares returned -3.06% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 15.88%. Over three months, it changed -10.28%. In one year it has changed -28.69% and within that year its 52-week high was 275.31 and its 52-week low was 151.70. GS stock is 26.35% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 216.98 and a 50 day moving average of 184.16. Currently GS stock is trading -11.66% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 25.25 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 7.59. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 4.88. The TTM EPS is 25.25, which comes to a TTM PE of 7.59. Historically, the PE high was 30.50 and the PE low was 7.59. GS stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  6.04
09-30-2018:  6.28
06-30-2018:  5.98
03-31-2018:  6.95

The dividend per share is currently 3.20, which is a dividend yield of 1.67%. Also, the payout ratio is 12.67%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 250.46, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 23.47%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 106.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 7,340,209, which is 1.97% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.59. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.25

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 12.53%, return on assets is 1.09%, profit margin is 21.38%, price-to-sales is 1.47 and price-to-book is 0.79.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.