Hall Kathryn A. maintained its stake in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,500 shares of the investment management company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) makes up approximately 0.7% of Hall Kathryn A.’s holdings, making the stock its 5th largest position. Hall Kathryn A.’s holdings in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) were worth $574,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Global X Management Co. LLC boosted its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 30.7% in the first quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 2,526 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $580,000 after buying an additional 593 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 8.2% in the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 1,092,390 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $250,943,000 after buying an additional 83,140 shares during the last quarter. Banque Pictet & Cie SA boosted its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 696.9% in the first quarter. Banque Pictet & Cie SA now owns 31,078 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $7,139,000 after buying an additional 27,178 shares during the last quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. boosted its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 0.6% in the first quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. now owns 9,046 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $2,078,000 after buying an additional 56 shares during the last quarter. Finally, CWA Asset Management Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 15.2% in the first quarter. CWA Asset Management Group LLC now owns 1,518 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $349,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 73.86% of the company’s stock.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) traded up 2.59% on Friday, hitting $229.79. The stock had a trading volume of 3,400,343 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average of $224.01 and a 200 day moving average of $229.94. The company has a market capitalization of $92.58 billion, a PE ratio of 12.05 and a beta of 1.42. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has a 12-month low of $156.18 and a 12-month high of $255.15.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 18th. The investment management company reported $3.95 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.39 by $0.56. The business had revenue of $7.89 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.47 billion. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 11.25% and a net margin of 26.44%. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)’s quarterly revenue was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $3.72 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. will post $18.19 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st will be issued a $0.75 dividend. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.31%. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is 15.74%.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) announced that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Tuesday, April 18th that authorizes the company to repurchase 50,000,000 shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the investment management company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub cut Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Buckingham Research reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $243.00 target price (up from $235.00) on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a report on Monday, July 10th. Berenberg Bank reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $190.00 target price on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a report on Friday, July 21st. Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from $230.00 to $240.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, Vetr raised Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $189.07 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $235.25.

In related news, Director David A. Viniar sold 4,590 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $227.79, for a total value of $1,045,556.10. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 854,925 shares in the company, valued at $194,743,365.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 2.57% of the company’s stock.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) Company Profile

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc is an investment banking, securities and investment management company that provides a range of financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. The Company operates in four business segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS)

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