State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) by 19.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 492,951 shares of the investment management company’s stock after buying an additional 80,000 shares during the quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board owned 0.12% of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) worth $109,386,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Denver Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) during the second quarter worth about $324,000. LMR Partners LLP grew its position in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 430.6% during the second quarter. LMR Partners LLP now owns 5,386 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $1,195,000 after buying an additional 4,371 shares in the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp grew its position in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 5.6% during the second quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp now owns 60,348 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $13,391,000 after buying an additional 3,186 shares in the last quarter. Donaldson Capital Management LLC grew its position in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 1.6% during the second quarter. Donaldson Capital Management LLC now owns 4,417 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $980,000 after buying an additional 69 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rational Advisors LLC grew its position in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 201.6% during the second quarter. Rational Advisors LLC now owns 3,450 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $765,000 after buying an additional 2,306 shares in the last quarter. 73.31% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) opened at 231.29 on Friday. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has a 52-week low of $157.77 and a 52-week high of $255.15. The company has a market cap of $89.79 billion, a PE ratio of 12.13 and a beta of 1.42. The company has a 50-day moving average of $224.38 and a 200 day moving average of $225.69.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) last released its quarterly earnings results 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. The firm 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 net margin of 26.44% and a return on equity of 11.27%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $3.72 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. will post $18.18 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is currently 15.74%.

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GS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a research report on Monday, May 29th. Vetr raised Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $189.07 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Instinet reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $205.00 target price (down from $214.00) on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a research report on Saturday, June 3rd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $260.00 target price on Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $235.44.

In other news, Director David A. Viniar sold 4,590 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $227.79, for a total transaction 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 transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP John F.W. Rogers sold 17,685 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $235.02, for a total transaction of $4,156,328.70. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 80,109 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $18,827,217.18. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 25,535 shares of company stock valued at $5,956,868 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 2.57% of the company’s stock.

About Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)

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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