Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS)

GS (NYSE:Financial Services) EQUITY
$159.53
pos +0.96
+0.61%
Today's Range: 158.32 - 160.40 | GS Avg Daily Volume: 3,489,500
Last Update: 05/27/16 - 4:01 PM EDT
Volume: 2,157,556
YTD Performance: -11.66%
Open: $158.62
Previous Close: $158.57
52 Week Range: $139.05 - $218.77
Oustanding Shares: 415,394,033
Market Cap: 66,982,287,821
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for GS
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 6 6 5 5
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 5 5 7 7
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 0
Mean Rec. 2.15 2.15 2.36 2.15
Latest Dividend: 0.65
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.65%
Dividend Ex-Date: 05/27/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 17.75
Price Earnings Comparisons:
GS Sector Avg. S&P 500
17.75 18.20 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
5.97% -22.85% 0.32%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -2.20 -0.10 -0.02
Net Income -28.20 -0.20 -0.07
EPS -28.90 -0.20 -0.05
Earnings for GS:
EBITDA 14.17B
Revenue 39.21B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (06/16) Qtr (09/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $3.25 $4.06 $14.60 $18.12
Number of Analysts 8 7 6 7
High Estimate $4.05 $4.64 $15.93 $20.16
Low Estimate $2.84 $3.83 $13.90 $17.00
Prior Year $4.75 $2.90 $18.67 $14.60
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -31.50% 40.05% -21.82% 24.11%
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Social media chatter on Wall Street Monday ranged from Carl Icahn's view on Bernie Sanders to speculation of firefighting drones.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened meaningfully in the trading day. The price of crude oil rose by 35 cents a barrel to $44.13. Nat gas dropped by six cents. Gold was essentially flat at $1,274. Agricultural commodities = schmeissburger. Wheat -9.75, corn -3.50 and soybean -21.75. Lumber +3.40. Bonds rose in price, and were lower in yield. The 10- and 30-year note and bond moved down by 2.5 basis points, yielding 1.75% and 2.61%, respectively. Municipals were well-bid, and closed-end municipal bond funds continue to float higher to new 2016 highs. I had permature termination in this space late last year! High-yield debt was flat, but Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was up three pennies to $14. Banks stocks were disappointing and continued a multiday selloff. I remain short Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) at good prices. Brokerages were lower by about one-half percent. I covered my Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) shorts earlier in the week. Life insurance, my favored short sector because of reduced reinvestment opportunities in a low- rate setting got whacked. Lincoln National (LNC) was down $2 and MetLife (MET) a beaner. Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) was conspicuously higher, up 15 cents. I like the pair trade long HIG/short MET-LNC. Energy stocks were unchanged. Old tech traded flat, save IBM (IBM), up $2. Retail got hit on L Brands' (LB) bad comps and mall concerns. Nordstrom (JWN), a short is my only holding in retail. Agricultural equipment, on the heels of a Caterpillar (CAT) diss from Greenlight's David Einhorn, were down measurably. Autos, despite a plug of General Motors (GM) by Einhorn at the Sohn Conference, were flat. Consumer nondurables fell as our currency strengthened. Disney (DIS) led media, up $1.10. Biotech is still drek. Speculative biotech rolling over. (T)FANG was weaker, led by Amazon (AMZN), down $11, and TSLA, down $10. I added to the latter short today. NOSH was yuck. In individual names, Mr. Market gave yesterday but took away today in Twitter (TWTR) and Potash (POT) -- I wouldn't bottom fish, as I have mentioned recently. The Mighty OAK -- Oaktree Capital Group -- was flat, and DuPont (DD) was down 55 cents. Apple continues to trade rottenly, down $1.15. Apple needs a visionary, a house hippie, in my view. Here are some great posts on Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on what's working now.  Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins goes Texas on us in his discussion of a controversial Freeport-McMoRan (FCX)!  Robert "Not Rita" Moreno on CAT's technicals. Another controversial one in which Jimmy and I hold to differing viewpoints.  James Passeri on a great review of the Ira Sohn Conference -- a must read!  Chris Laudani rains on Macy's (M) parade. 

Novice Trade: JPMorgan Chase Real Money Pro($)

Look for JPM, one the creams of the financial crop, to have a nice rally Friday and next week.

Today's Trades Real Money Pro($)

I covered my Morgan Stanley (MS), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Microsoft (MSFT) short rentals.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar strengthened. Crude oil fell by a quarter to $43.40. Nat gas was a nickel to the good. Gold fell by $12.60 to $1,279 and it continues to look like $1,300 is a formidable hurdle. Agricultural commodities quieted down, with wheat and corn moving small. Soybeans +8.50 and oats -3.50. Lumber +1.50. Bonds lifted in price and dropped in yield for the second day in a row. The yield on the 10-year and long bond dropped by two basis points to 1.78% and 2.64%, respectively. Municipals flattened. Closed-end municipal bond funds were mixed. The high-yield market was off somewhat. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was down a penny to $13.95. Banks got whacked -- fortunately, as I remain short Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) at good prices. Drops of 2% to 3% for the major money center banks. Deutsche Bank (DB) continues lower. Let's watch this and the poor performance of the European banks closely in the weeks ahead. Life insurance stocks also got schmeissed -- again, a good thing for me as I am short Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET), both down by about a beaner. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) was lower after yesterday's $2+ decline. Brokerages also got hit, with MS down 65 cents and GS down $3.10. I covered my trading short rentals today on this weakness. Old tech was mixed. I covered my MSFT trading short (I didn't like the quality of the earnings report) for a $2 gain this morning. Retail was mixed, but my sole exposure -- short Nordstrom (JWN) -- was down $1.20, continuing its recent weakness. Again, a good thing! Former retail longs Macy's (M), Best Buy (BBY) and Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY) were taken to the woodshed today. Consumer staples strengthened. Autos continue their sloppy streak -- I doubled my shorts recently. Ford (F) was down 15 cents and General Motors (GM) down 65 cents. Even Phish (Let Trey Sing!) knows about Peak Autos! Bummed is what you are in "Contact" when your auto stocks are towed. Energy stocks were lower, with Schlumberger (SLB) down $2 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) off 35 cents. I like, others don't. Media made for uninteresting viewing, with Disney (DIS) and Comcast (CMCSA) lower. Biotech continues as a bio wreck. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was down nearly $8, or almost 3%. Speculative biotech was annihilated, with Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) down 7% and Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) off nearly 6%. (T)FANG was weighed down by a $9 loss in Tesla (TSLA) as management departures and a Chanos diss on "Fast Money Halftime" impacted the security. Earnings are after close and I am going into it with my small short. TSLA is on my Best Ideas List. NOSH all up, but small. CRABBY was crabby, led by declines in Radian Group (RDN), Citigroup (C) and Alleghany (Y). In miscellaneous action, Twitter (TWTR) had an unaccustomed up day, but Potash (POT) stayed in jail (and I don't see a reason why it will get a "Get Out of Jail" card over the short term with weakening fundamentals). Radian was lower, Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) continues its two-day loss of leaves, Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) is burdened by its brothers and sisters in the insurance space (I am buying more on weakness), and fav DuPont (DD) continues its decline (but it's too early to add to). Apple gives up much of yesterday's gains, down a beaner. Here is some great analysis from today's Real Money Pro: Jim "El Capitan" on the good health of the broadcasting industry.  Jeremy LaKosh looks for a potential entry point in automaker Ford.  I already have mine – and it's on the short side! RevShark's got the seasonal and Fed fever and jitters. Another good one from Rev on the absence of fear in the marketplace.  Ed Ponsi "Scheme" on trading a lower currency. No Ponsi Scheme in this column!  Divine on the issue of "giddiness."  She's always a great read and makes me think more outside of the envelope.
I've covered my shorts this morning of Microsoft (MFST), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS).

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar strengthened. Crude oil dropped by nearly a dollar to close at $43.83. Nat gas rose by four cents. Gold fell by $7.20 to $1,288. $1,300 seems to be something of a hurdle.  Agricultural commodities registered big declines. Wheat -17.00, corn -12.50, soybean -15.25 and oats –5.75. Lumber -4.40. Bonds rallied smartly and yields dove. The 10-year yield declined by seven basis points to 1.79% and the long bond by six basis points to 2.66%. Municipals were well-bid and closed-end municipal bond funds rallied strongly. The high-yield bond market got hit. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) shed seven cents to close a bit under $14 resistance ($13.96). Banks were clipped in light of lower bond yields, with losses of 2% to 4% for Citigroup (C), Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM). I remain short Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF), which shed 1.3%. A good think. Life insurance was hit by the specter of reinvestment challenges in a low-rate world. Lincoln  National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) were 3% lower. Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) held up in a relative sense. Brokers declined with concerns about reduced capital markets activity. Goldman Sachs (GS) was down $3 and Morgan Stanley (MS) off 40 cents. Retail was broadly lower; my short Nordstrom (JWN) was down 80 cents and is my only position in the space. Energy stocks suffered mightily. Schlumberger (SLB) was down $2.17 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) was off $1.02. I remain short bought. Old tech declined broadly. Staples were flattish. Autos suffered as more signs of Peak Autos reign.  Biotech was weak, with iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) down $5. I continue to see further weakness in biotech, despite some technical advice to buy here and there. Valeant (VRX) rallied by $3 after Ackman's defense on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime." My speculative biotech basket got hammered -- thankfully, I am out. Media got hit. Comcast (CMCSA) was down 30 cents and Disney (DIS) off 60 cents. Ag equipment, which I disfavor and am short, was lower. Deere (DE) was down 90 cents and Caterpillar (CAT) down $1.50. (T)FANG's leadership now seems wobbly. Tesla (TSLA) was a standout to the downside, off $6. Amazon (AMZN) fell $13 and Netflix (NFLX) was down 2%. NOSH was mixed. O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) was up $4 but my short Starbucks (SBUX) dropped by nearly a beaner. CRABBY was lower, led by C and Alleghany (Y), down $7. In miscellaneous stocks, Twitter (TWTR) is in the dumps and hit a new all-time low, Potash (POT) smelled funky, DuPont (DD), my fav large cap, which is extended, slipped $1.24, and Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was down $1.14. Apple bounced $1.50 after a week of near-consecutive declines. Here is some great material on Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on why not to sell in May and go away.  Ben "Goldfinger" Cross on why gold is struggling.   RevShark thinks the market has halitosis!  Roger Arnold on more volatility ahead.  I enjoyed reading "

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar continues to weaken. Crude oil fell by $1.05, trading at $44.87. Nat gas was a dime lower. Gold rose by another $5 and is approaching $1,300. The precious metal did trade over $1,300 earlier in the day. Agricultural commodities: wheat -4.50, soybean +8.00, corn -3.75 and oats flat. Lumber -2.60. Bonds got taken to the woodshed. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was down about a beaner. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note added three basis points to 1.85% and the long bond climbed four basis points in yield to 2.70%. Municipals sold off, but closed-end municipal bond funds were mixed to higher. High yield sold off. However, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) traded up a nickel and is approaching $14. Banks prospered, led by JPMorgan Chase (JPM). Brokerages were strong -- Morgan Stanley (MS) up 20 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) $2.50. Life insurance responded well to higher rates and lower bond prices, with smart gains in Lincoln  National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and HIG. Energy stocks were mixed. Schlumberger (SLB) was a standout loser, though Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up 50 cents. Old media was mixed. IBM (IBM), despite Warren's endorsement, was slightly lower, while Microsoft (MSFT) was up 50 cents. Retail stocks rebounded, with short Nordstrom (JWN) recovering a portion of Friday's big loss. Media thrived. Disney (DIS) was up $1.10 and Comcast (CMCSA) 55 cents. Consumer staples did well, led by former long Procter & Gamble (PG). Biotech, the object of affection to value players this year, continued to be pressured. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) was down a couple. VRX recovered two-thirds of its nearly $4 loss today. My biotech basket continues to roll over. Autos were up small -- General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) a dime higher, each. Ag equipment was flat. (T)FANG recovering well, led by Amazon (AMZN), which seemingly got an endorsement from Warren Buffett over the weekend and was up $23. By contrast, Tesla (TSLA) was down by $2, though it was lower. NOSH had all four components to the good, including Starbucks (SBUX), a short. CRABBY's six components also were all higher. In terms of miscellaneous stocks, Apple (AAPL) continues to be rotten to the core, down 50 cents. Twitter (TWTR) was awful and Potash (POT) was not much better, though rival Monsanto (MON) was up. Radian Group (RDN) and Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) were flat, as was DuPont (DD) after a big upside move. Warren's fav (but my short!) Coca-Cola (KO) was up 30 cents. iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI), last week's Trade of the Week, was off a dime after a very weak Friday. Here is some good stuff on Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the U.S. dollar.   Robert "Not Rita" Moreno on the dreaded Coppock Curve!  Bret "Meet George" Jensen on four possible biotech targets.  The Count's take on the Berkshire Hathaway meeting.  RevShark on ... what is the market theme and on the lack of clear market leadership (a theme others like Jimmy and myself are concerned about)? 
Far too many people are running around trying to invest like Warren. 

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar rose modestly. It's back to nearly 1.15 against the Euro. Crude oil dropped a dime and closed at $45.93 Nat gas rose by seven cents. Gold rallied by almost $30 to $1,296. Silver was 29 cents higher. Agricultural commodities quieted down. Wheat +2.75, corn +0.75, soybean +2.25 and oats -1.75. Lumber dropped by 4.50. Bonds flat-lined. The yield on the 10- and 30-year note and bonds were unchanged. Non-taxable bonds were unchanged. Another day in which closed-end municipal bond funds fared well. Damn, am I ticked that I sold out months ago. Terrific concept, bad execution! High-yield bonds improved in a small way. But, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose 10 cents higher to $13.92, near its recent highs. I am out of the name. Banks sold off for the third day in a row. I remain short Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF). I expect more profit taking. Life insurance stocks -- I remain short Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) -- were also weak, though HIG was conspicuous in its strength. Brokerage stocks outperformed in a relative sense, with Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) flat on the day. Retail stocks, save Home Depot (HD) -- up $1.30, reversing yesterday's slide -- were underperformers. My only position in the space was the world's fair -- short Nordstrom (JWN), which was down by $1.50. Old tech weakened. Autos got wrecked. Ford (F) was down 53 cents and General Motors (GM) down 64 cents. Media was weaker, with Comcast (CMCSA) down 39 cents and Disney (DIS) down 77 cents. Biotech, which appears to be the object of the affection of some on Real Money Pro and elsewhere, was down substantially, with iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) down more than $7. I see most of the large-cap biotech stocks as value traps. Speaking of biotech, Pershing's Bill Ackman will be on CNBC's "Half Time" report extolling the virtue of Valeant (VRX). I will be doing the opposite in my opening missive! My speculation biotech basket got hammered. (T)FANG was toothless, excluding the large (delayed) gain in Amazon (AMZN). Apple (AAPL), a short, followed through to the downside by a beaner. NOSH was not particularly tasty. CRABBY fared well, with Alleghany (Y) up $6. In individual stocks: Potash (POT) and Twitter (TWTR) were flat. Radian Group (RDN) gave up some of its recent gains, but Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) stayed mighty -- up 60 cents and on my Best Ideas List. Here are some good columns posted today on Real Money Pro: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the need for better market leadership. (I agree!)   Jeremy LaKosh sees Xerox (XRX) as a value play.   Suz "Double S" Smith on trading for income.  Tim Melvin rocks it with a little Axel Rose.  Carleton English on what's best for Carl Icahn may not be best for you. 

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