How to buy The Goldman Sachs Group (GS) shares in the UK

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

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) is a leading capital markets business based in the US. In the week up to 18 January The Goldman Sachs Group shares plunged 12.07% to a closing position of $354.4. However, over the last 12 months, The Goldman Sachs Group's share price has risen by 32.19% from $289.39. The Goldman Sachs Group is listed on the NYSE and employs 43,900 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in The Goldman Sachs Group

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: GS in this case.
  5. Research The Goldman Sachs Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your The Goldman Sachs Group shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted The Goldman Sachs Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, The Goldman Sachs Group's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $343.91, which is 32.94% up on its pre-crash value of $230.62 and 162.83% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $130.85.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of The Goldman Sachs Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $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 $1,437.54.

The Goldman Sachs Group share price (NYSE:GS)

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The Goldman Sachs Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-31.
Open$385
High$387
Low$380.835
Close$382.55
Previous close$385.52
Change$-2.97
Change %-0.7704%
Volume1,575,727
Information last updated 2022-01-23.
52-week range$265.9513 - $423.9211
50-day moving average$391.826
200-day moving average$382.6882
Wall St. target price$461.51
PE ratio5.7269
Dividend yield$5.75 (2.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$59.3574
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Fees for buying 5x The Goldman Sachs Group shares with popular platforms

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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £14.56
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Is it a good time to buy The Goldman Sachs Group stock?

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Is The Goldman Sachs Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

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 6x. In other words, The Goldman Sachs Group shares trade at around 6x 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.

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 1.7521. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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.

Financials

Revenue TTM $59 billion
Operating margin TTM 45.85%
Gross profit TTM $52.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.65%
Return on equity TTM 2172.35%
Profit margin 36.68%
Book value $317.369
Market capitalisation $116.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

The Goldman Sachs Group's 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

The Goldman Sachs Group's 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

The Goldman Sachs Group's 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

The Goldman Sachs Group's 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

The Goldman Sachs Group's controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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

2.3%

Dividend yield: 2.3% of stock value

2.3%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.3% of stock value

9.0%

Dividend payout ratio: 9.04% of net profits

The Goldman Sachs Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.30% of its share value annually.

The Goldman Sachs Group has paid out, on average, around 9.04% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Goldman Sachs Group's case, that would currently equate to about $5.75 per share.

While The Goldman Sachs Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

The Goldman Sachs Group's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Goldman Sachs Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $265.9513 up to $423.9211. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GS.US volatility(beta: 1.5)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 1.4962. 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).

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