Blair William & Co. IL lifted its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) by 10.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 470,858 shares of the investment management company’s stock after buying an additional 44,092 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) comprises about 0.8% of Blair William & Co. IL’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th largest holding. Blair William & Co. IL owned 0.12% of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) worth $104,483,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of GS. Waldron LP acquired a new position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) during the first quarter worth about $277,000. Blue Fin Capital Inc. boosted its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 2.6% during the first quarter. Blue Fin Capital Inc. now owns 1,107 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $254,000 after buying an additional 28 shares during the period. Winch Advisory Services LLC boosted its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 174.9% during the first quarter. Winch Advisory Services LLC now owns 3,749 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $861,000 after buying an additional 2,385 shares during the period. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC boosted its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 5.1% during the first quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 133,027 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $30,559,000 after buying an additional 6,502 shares during the period. Finally, ING Groep NV boosted its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 16.3% during the first quarter. ING Groep NV now owns 218,460 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $50,185,000 after buying an additional 30,608 shares during the period. 73.31% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Several research analysts have recently weighed in on GS shares. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Capital One Financial Corporation reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. UBS AG cut Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price target for the company from $220.19 to $230.00 in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “buy” rating and set a $260.00 price target on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a research report on Monday, June 26th. Two research 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’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $235.44.

Shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE GS) opened at 231.03 on Monday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $224.38 and a 200-day moving average price of $225.69. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has a one year low of $157.77 and a one year high of $255.15. The firm has a market cap of $89.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.11 and a beta of 1.42.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The investment management company reported $3.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.39 by $0.56. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 26.44% and a return on equity of 11.27%. The business had revenue of $7.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.47 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $3.72 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. will post $18.18 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.75 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.30%. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is 15.74%.

In other news, EVP John F.W. Rogers sold 17,685 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $235.02, for a total value of $4,156,328.70. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 80,109 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $18,827,217.18. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director David A. Viniar sold 4,590 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was 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 directly owns 854,925 shares in the company, valued at approximately $194,743,365.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 25,535 shares of company stock worth $5,956,868 in the last three months. Insiders own 2.57% of the company’s stock.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) 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.

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

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