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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc is a capital markets business based in the US. The Goldman Sachs Group shares (GS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Goldman Sachs Group employs 40,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$39.6 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, The Goldman Sachs Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$205.69, which is 10.81% down on its pre-crash value of USD$230.62 and 57.20% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$130.85.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of The Goldman Sachs Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$564.17 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$859.78.
|Latest market close||USD$205.69|
|52-week range||USD$129.2547 - USD$245.9026|
|50-day moving average||USD$206.5064|
|200-day moving average||USD$201.8031|
|Wall St. target price||USD$256.41|
|Dividend yield||USD$5 (2.23%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$17.347|
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|1 week (2020-11-19)||-8.41%|
|1 month (2020-10-27)||5.12%|
|3 months (2020-08-27)||-2.12%|
|6 months (2020-05-26)||4.91%|
|1 year (2019-11-26)||-7.53%|
|2 years (2018-11-26)||5.84%|
|3 years (2017-11-24)||-12.82%|
|5 years (2015-11-25)||8.74%|
Valuing The Goldman Sachs Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Goldman Sachs Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Goldman Sachs Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, The Goldman Sachs Group shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
The Goldman Sachs Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7478. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Goldman Sachs Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||USD$39.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||34.69%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$31.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.64%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.31%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$77.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.9 million The Goldman Sachs Group shares held short by investors – that's known as The Goldman Sachs Group's "short interest". This figure is 23% down from 5.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Goldman Sachs Group shares can be evaluated.
The Goldman Sachs Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Goldman Sachs Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Goldman Sachs Group shares traded daily (recently around 3.3 million). The Goldman Sachs Group's SIR currently stands at 1.18. In other words for every 100,000 The Goldman Sachs Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1180 shares are currently held short.
However The Goldman Sachs Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Goldman Sachs Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Goldman Sachs Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Goldman Sachs Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Goldman Sachs Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0113% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Goldman Sachs Group shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Goldman Sachs Group.
Find out more about how you can short The Goldman Sachs Group stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Goldman Sachs Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 36.08
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Goldman Sachs Group's overall score of 36.08 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 68th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Goldman Sachs Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 7.25/100
The Goldman Sachs Group's environmental score of 7.25 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Goldman Sachs Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 19.67/100
The Goldman Sachs Group's social score of 19.67 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Goldman Sachs Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 22.16/100
The Goldman Sachs Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Goldman Sachs Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 4/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Goldman Sachs Group scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that The Goldman Sachs Group has a damaged public profile.
|Total ESG score||36.08|
|Total ESG percentile||68.34|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||4|
Dividend payout ratio: 27.76% of net profits
Recently The Goldman Sachs Group has paid out, on average, around 27.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Goldman Sachs Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Goldman Sachs Group's case, that would currently equate to about $5 per share.
While The Goldman Sachs Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that The Goldman Sachs Group may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The Goldman Sachs Group's most recent dividend payout was on 30 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, The Goldman Sachs Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $129.2547 up to $245.9026. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Goldman Sachs Group's is 1.416. This would suggest that The Goldman Sachs Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. It operates in four segments: Investment Banking, Global Markets, Asset Management, and Consumer & Wealth Management. The company's Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, including strategic advisory assignments related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, and spin-offs; and middle-market lending, relationship lending, and acquisition financing, as well as transaction banking services. This segment also offers underwriting services, such as equity underwriting for common and preferred stock and convertible and exchangeable securities; and debt underwriting for various types of debt instruments, including investment-grade and high-yield debt, bank and bridge loans, and emerging- and growth-market debt. Its Global Markets segment is involved in client execution activities for cash and derivative instruments; credit products; mortgages; currencies; commodities; and equities; and provision of equity intermediation, and equity financing services, as well as offers clearing, settlement and custody services. The company's Asset Management segment manages assets across various asset classes, including equity, fixed income, hedge funds, credit funds, private equity, real estate, currencies, and commodities; and provides customized investment advisory solutions, and financing services, as well as invests in corporate, real estate, and infrastructure entities. Its Consumer & Wealth Management segment offers wealth advisory and banking services, including financial planning, investment management, and lending; private banking and lending services; unsecured loans; and saving and time deposits. The company serves corporations, financial institutions, governments, and individuals. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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