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How to buy The Goldman Sachs Group (GS) stock

Learn how to easily invest in The Goldman Sachs Group stock.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc
NYSE: GS - USD
CAPITAL MARKETS
$374.58
-$1.32 (-0.35%)

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 40,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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The Goldman Sachs Group stock price (NYSE: GS)

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The Goldman Sachs Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$391.45
52-week range$183.17 - $393.26
50-day moving average $371.39
200-day moving average $338.50
Wall St. target price$406.49
PE ratio 6.8436
Dividend yield $5 (1.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $54.46

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The Goldman Sachs Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $391.45 from 2021-06-04

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) 6.17%
3 months (2021-04-28) 12.45%
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1 year (2020-07-24) N/A
2 years (2019-07-24) N/A
3 years (2018-07-24) N/A
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Is The Goldman Sachs Group under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 7x. In other words, The Goldman Sachs Group shares trade at around 7x 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 PEG ratio

The Goldman Sachs Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9687. 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.

The Goldman Sachs Group financials

Revenue TTM $55.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 51.51%
Gross profit TTM $36 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.6%
Return on equity TTM 20.92%
Profit margin 36.58%
Book value $264.53
Market capitalisation $126.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Goldman Sachs Group shares

There are currently 4.1 million The Goldman Sachs Group shares held short by investors – that's known as The Goldman Sachs Group's "short interest". This figure is 22.1% down from 5.3 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)

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 2.8 million). The Goldman Sachs Group's SIR currently stands at 1.48. In other words for every 100,000 The Goldman Sachs Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1480 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 0.0118% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Goldman Sachs Group shares, roughly 12 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.

The Goldman Sachs Group's environmental, social and governance track record

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.

The Goldman Sachs Group's total ESG risk score

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 12/31/2018) 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.).

The Goldman Sachs Group's environmental score

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.

The Goldman Sachs Group's social score

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.

The Goldman Sachs Group's governance score

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.

The Goldman Sachs Group's controversy score

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.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 36.08
Total ESG percentile 68.34
Environmental score 7.25
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 19.67
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 22.16
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 4

The Goldman Sachs Group share dividends

8%

Dividend payout ratio: 8.05% of net profits

Recently The Goldman Sachs Group has paid out, on average, around 8.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.14% 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 2.14% 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 low, this can signify that The Goldman Sachs Group is investing more in its future growth.

The Goldman Sachs Group's most recent dividend payout was on 28 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

The Goldman Sachs Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Goldman Sachs Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $183.1737 up to $393.2603. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GS.US volatility(beta: 1.49)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.4859. 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 overview

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. , a financial institution, provides range of financial services for corporations, financial institutions, governments, and individuals worldwide. It operates through 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, as well as originates structured securities. Its Global Markets segment is involved in client execution activities for cash and derivative instruments; credit and interest rate products; and provision of equity intermediation and equity financing, clearing, settlement, and custody services, as well as mortgages, currencies, commodities, and equities related products. 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, as well as invests in corporate, real estate, and infrastructure entities.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of The Goldman Sachs Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.559% of The Goldman Sachs Group shares are held by insiders and 73.325% by institutions.
How many people work for The Goldman Sachs Group?
Latest data suggests 40,800 work at The Goldman Sachs Group.
When does the fiscal year end for The Goldman Sachs Group?
The Goldman Sachs Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is The Goldman Sachs Group based?
The Goldman Sachs Group's address is: 200 West Street, New York, NY, United States, 10282
What is The Goldman Sachs Group's ISIN number?
The Goldman Sachs Group's international securities identification number is: US38141G1040
What is The Goldman Sachs Group's CUSIP number?
The Goldman Sachs Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 38141G104

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