Investors bought shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $140.53 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $98.47 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $42.06 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) traded down ($1.36) for the day and closed at $220.79

A number of analysts have weighed in on GS shares. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a report on Monday, July 3rd. Capital One Financial Corporation reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $260.00 price objective on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a report on Monday, June 26th. Buckingham Research reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $243.00 price objective (up previously from $235.00) on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, UBS AG cut shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $220.19 to $230.00 in a report on Monday, July 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $235.44.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $225.59 and its 200-day moving average is $229.32. The firm has a market capitalization of $85.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.58 and a beta of 1.42.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 18th. The investment management company reported $3.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.39 by $0.56. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 11.27% and a net margin of 26.44%. The business had revenue of $7.89 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.47 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $3.72 EPS. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)’s quarterly revenue was down .6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. will post $18.23 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a $0.75 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.36%. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 15.74%.

In related news, insider David M. Solomon sold 3,260 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $231.59, for a total value of $754,983.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 177,594 shares in the company, valued at approximately $41,128,994.46. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director David A. Viniar sold 4,590 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $227.79, for a total value of $1,045,556.10. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 854,925 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $194,743,365.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 25,535 shares of company stock valued at $5,956,868 over the last quarter. 2.57% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. WFG Advisors LP boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 9.7% in the second quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 4,109 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $912,000 after buying an additional 362 shares during the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 22.1% in the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 125,671 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $27,881,000 after buying an additional 22,778 shares during the last quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 13.8% in the second quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers now owns 4,545 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $1,008,000 after buying an additional 552 shares during the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 47.3% in the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 7,233 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $1,605,000 after buying an additional 2,321 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Afam Capital Inc. boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 9.3% in the second quarter. Afam Capital Inc. now owns 19,021 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $4,221,000 after buying an additional 1,621 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.66% of the company’s stock.

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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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