Investors bought shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) on weakness during trading hours on Tuesday. $152.98 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $106.58 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $46.40 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Goldman Sachs Group had the 7th highest net in-flow for the day. Goldman Sachs Group traded down ($2.12) for the day and closed at $156.06

GS has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Vetr lowered shares of Goldman Sachs Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $164.40 price target for the company. in a report on Monday, April 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Goldman Sachs Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 5th. Barclays PLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $210.00 price target on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a report on Wednesday, April 6th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a report on Tuesday, April 12th. Finally, Rafferty Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $166.00 price target (down from $174.00) on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a report on Tuesday, April 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. Goldman Sachs Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $179.71.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $152.84 and a 200-day moving average price of $154.84. The firm has a market cap of $66.54 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.80.

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 19th. The investment management company reported $3.72 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.00 by $0.72. The firm earned $7.93 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.58 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.98 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will post $14.23 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 1st will be issued a $0.65 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 30th. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.67%.

Several institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its position in Goldman Sachs Group by 2,755.1% in the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 6,738 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $1,214,000 after buying an additional 6,502 shares during the period. Carleon Capital Partners LLC bought a new position in Goldman Sachs Group during the fourth quarter valued at about $5,479,000. 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 during the period. BOKF NA increased its position in Goldman Sachs Group by 35.9% in the fourth quarter. BOKF NA now owns 36,832 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $6,638,000 after buying an additional 9,728 shares during the period. Finally, Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Goldman Sachs Group by 39.0% in the fourth quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. now owns 23,968 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $4,320,000 after buying an additional 6,723 shares during the period.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. The Company operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. The Company’s Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, which include advisory assignments with respect to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, spin-offs and risk management.

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