How to buy The Goldman Sachs Group shares

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc (GS) is a leading capital markets business based in the US. The Goldman Sachs Group is listed on the NYSE and employs 40,500 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.

The Goldman Sachs Group share price

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The Goldman Sachs Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$128.554 - $309.41
50-day moving average $266.3506
200-day moving average $221.1507
Wall St. target price$327.06
PE ratio 11.6973
Dividend yield $5 (1.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $24.74
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Fineco
£2.95
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Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
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Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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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 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 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 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 2.1165. 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 $41.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 38.35%
Gross profit TTM $36 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.88%
Return on equity TTM 10.06%
Profit margin 22.81%
Book value $238.194
Market capitalisation $99.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell The Goldman Sachs Group shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "GS.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 4.4 million The Goldman Sachs Group shares held short by investors – that's known as The Goldman Sachs Group's "short interest". This figure is 12.2% up from 3.9 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 2.6 million). The Goldman Sachs Group's SIR currently stands at 1.67. In other words for every 100,000 The Goldman Sachs Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1670 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 0.0128% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Goldman Sachs Group shares, roughly 13 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 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.).

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. 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

14%

Dividend payout ratio: 13.78% of net profits

Recently The Goldman Sachs Group has paid out, on average, around 13.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.73% 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 1.73% 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 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 March 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 $128.554 up to $309.41. 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 1.4984. 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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The Goldman Sachs Group overview

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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