Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS)

GS (NYSE:Financial Services) EQUITY
pos +2.00
Today's Range: 179.50 - 183.14 | GS Avg Daily Volume: 3,110,500
Last Update: 10/13/15 - 2:39 PM EDT
Volume: 1,831,992
YTD Performance: -7.02%
Open: $179.50
Previous Close: $180.23
52 Week Range: $167.49 - $218.77
Oustanding Shares: 432,870,999
Market Cap: 77,566,154,311
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for GS
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 2 1 1 2
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 9 10 11 10
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.77 2.92 2.93 2.79
Latest Dividend: 0.65
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.45%
Dividend Ex-Date: 08/28/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 10.62
Price Earnings Comparisons:
GS Sector Avg. S&P 500
10.62 10.60 25.41
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-13.01% -0.08% 49.94%
Revenue -1.90 0.09 0.03
Net Income 5.40 0.91 0.24
EPS 10.40 2.73 0.54
Earnings for GS:
Revenue 40.09B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/15) Qtr (12/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $3.23 $5.13 $19.35 $19.49
Number of Analysts 8 5 5 10
High Estimate $4.23 $6.06 $20.62 $20.90
Low Estimate $2.50 $4.70 $18.00 $17.41
Prior Year $4.57 $4.38 $17.07 $19.35
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -29.32% 17.03% 13.37% 0.74%
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Another volatile day -- hard for average Joes to fathom and maybe hard for them to consider committing their hard-earned money.  The clear trend today was that laggards are leading and the leaders are lagging. Changing leadership is often associated with a weak market.  Another good daily move in this week's "Trade of the Week," long Blackstone/GSP Strategic Credit Fund (BGB). Speaking  of BGB, high yield was stronger today and well bid. Bonds had little change on the day. Municipal bonds were flattish to slightly lower. Banks are holding their recent gains. Tesla (TSLA) is a jalopy. Twitter (TWTR) was the "world's fair" and continues its rally from the depths of two weeks ago. FANG -- aka Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOGL), which is now Alphabet --is flailing or failing or foundering. The biotech rally was due but should be limited in its upside in light of continued pricing controversy. I obviously like the short set-up. I went "all in" today on my Spyder-related expo
Today and the past few weeks were a testimony to the notion that buyers live higher and sellers live lower. Buying high works in an uptrend,
I'm taking Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) off of my Best Ideas list in the wake of the past week's rally.

Narrowing Some of My Longs Real Money Pro($)

I was optimistic last week that Monday and Tuesday's early weakness was a successful test of the August lows, so I added a trading layer to some of my long-term investment holdings.
At this writing, the averages have halved their declines from the lows. The price action continues to be volatile but supportive of my view that the August lows will be intact. The hardest trade is to buy the dips for fear of a market collapse and breach of the aforementioned lows. Am I super confident? No. But putting together fundamentals, sentiment and "gut feel," this remains my baseline expectation and best guess. The Russell 2000 continues to underperform -- something of a worrisome signpost. S&P cash at 1915 now, or about 25 handles above my "Fair Market Value." Credit got crunched today, but acceptance of this as a norm (like the master limited partnership throw-up this week) seems to mark the end of a down trend, not a further collapse. Remember, defaults are still contained. Governments are about unchanged after the 10-year challenged 2.00%. The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) was much higher, now virtually unchanged. Gold stinks but other commodities seem stable and could be bottoming near term (let's keep a vigilant eye on this!) I am close to doubling up on Twitter (TWTR). Goldman Sachs (GS) looks like it will be the first to rally in a broader market advance. Gut feel here, too, but looking at price action. Autos geared up today. I added to General Motors (GM) and Ford (F), and thinking about sizing up both. As has been the case over the last month, I am trading aggressively in size and
Some of the broader market's recent weakness has stemmed from the fact that many companies are blacked out from doing share buybacks a few weeks prior to their earnings releases.
"I was lookin' for love in all the wrong placesLookin' for love in too many facesSearchin' their eyes, lookin' for tracesOf what I'm dreamin' ofHopin' to find a friend and a loverI'll bless the day I discoverAnother heart lookin' for love"

Today's Trades Real Money Pro($)

I covered Friday's out-of-the-money put position in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). I re-established a long rent

Adding to My GS and MS Stakes Real Money Pro($)

I've added to Goldman Sachs (GS) at $175.10 and Morgan Stanley (MS) at $31.38 this morning.
The stock has gone more than halfway through a support area so it's likely to go all the way through to next support at $100.

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