Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS)’s share price gapped down before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $151.25, but opened at $152.19. Goldman Sachs Group shares last traded at $156.72, with a volume of 2,842,777 shares changing hands.

A number of equities analysts have commented on GS shares. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $210.00 price target on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. Credit Suisse Group AG decreased their price target on Goldman Sachs Group from $200.00 to $180.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 30th. Macquarie decreased their price target on Goldman Sachs Group from $190.00 to $180.00 in a research note on Friday, March 25th. Finally, Vetr cut Goldman Sachs Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $158.55 price target on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, June 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Goldman Sachs Group presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $180.94.

The company has a market cap of $68.61 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.75. The company has a 50 day moving average of $151.02 and a 200-day moving average of $155.82.

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 19th. The investment management company reported $2.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.45 by $0.23. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $5.94 EPS. The company earned $6.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.24 billion. The business’s revenue was down 40.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will post $13.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 1st were paid a $0.65 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 27th. This represents a $2.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.71%.

In other Goldman Sachs Group news, insider Sarah G. Smith sold 2,664 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $162.00, for a total value of $431,568.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 13,075 shares in the company, valued at $2,118,150. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

A number of institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in GS. Affinity Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in Goldman Sachs Group by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Affinity Investment Advisors LLC now owns 124,062 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $22,360,000 after buying an additional 1,335 shares in the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. increased its stake in shares of Goldman Sachs Group by 105.0% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 26,175 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $4,718,000 after buying an additional 13,405 shares during the period. Tradition Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Goldman Sachs Group by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Tradition Capital Management LLC now owns 25,432 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $4,583,000 after buying an additional 410 shares during the period. Pittenger & Anderson Inc. increased its stake in shares of Goldman Sachs Group by 7.5% in the fourth quarter. Pittenger & Anderson Inc. now owns 20,100 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $3,623,000 after buying an additional 1,400 shares during the period. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Goldman Sachs Group by 42.4% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 58,964 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $10,627,000 after buying an additional 17,545 shares during the period.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. The Company is a global investment banking, securities and investment management company that provides a range of financial services to a diversified client base that include corporations, financial institutions, Governments and individuals.

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