June 3, 2018 – By Michael Collier

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.17, from 0.99 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 61 investors sold GS shares while 357 reduced holdings. 140 funds opened positions while 345 raised stakes. 266.01 million shares or 1.06% less from 268.85 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 82 are owned by Peoples Fincl Svcs Corp. Toronto Dominion Financial Bank holds 0.11% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 192,050 shares. Evercore Wealth Lc holds 1,885 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Lowe Brockenbrough Communications invested 0.04% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Hbk Sorce Advisory has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Bluestein R H And Company invested in 800 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Fincl Mgmt Pro Inc invested 0% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Asset Management One Ltd invested 0.33% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Cobblestone Capital Advsr Limited Liability Corp owns 0.07% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 2,567 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp holds 2.61 million shares or 0.48% of its portfolio. Miracle Mile Advisors Llc owns 12,965 shares. Acadian Asset Ltd Liability Corp owns 2,813 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Markston Int Ltd Llc holds 36,594 shares. Mercer Capital Advisers accumulated 1,466 shares. Interocean Cap Lc stated it has 84,116 shares or 2.81% of all its holdings.

Since January 18, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $22.92 million activity. 6,738 shares were sold by LEE BRIAN J, worth $1.78M on Wednesday, February 21. CHAVEZ R. MARTIN sold $3.07M worth of stock. 10,000 shares were sold by SALAME PABLO J, worth $2.70M on Thursday, February 1. $854,665 worth of stock was sold by SOLOMON DAVID M on Monday, May 14. ROGERS JOHN F.W. sold $1.17 million worth of stock or 4,400 shares.

Edgar Wachenheim decreased its stake in Goldman Sachs (Gs) (GS) by 3.1% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Greenhaven Associates Inc sold 114,693 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.36% with the market. The hedge fund run by Edgar Wachenheim held 3.58 million shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $902.55 million, down from 3.70M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Greenhaven Associates Inc who had been investing in Goldman Sachs (Gs) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $86.25B market cap company. The stock increased 1.09% or $2.47 during the last trading session, reaching $228.35. About 3.33M shares traded or 5.78% up from the average. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 5.64% since June 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.93% the S&P500.

Greenhaven Associates Inc, which manages about $5.72B and $6.36B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Toll Brothers Inc. (Tol) (NYSE:TOL) by 105,704 shares to 4.05M shares, valued at $175.05M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pultegroup (Phm) (NYSE:PHM) by 773,494 shares in the quarter, for a total of 6.52M shares, and has risen its stake in Whirlpool Corp (Whr) (NYSE:WHR).

Analysts await The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) to report earnings on July, 17. They expect $4.67 EPS, up 18.23 % or $0.72 from last year’s $3.95 per share. GS’s profit will be $1.76 billion for 12.22 P/E if the $4.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $6.95 actual EPS reported by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -32.81 % negative EPS growth.

More notable recent The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) Declines 3.40%” on May 30, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Venture Capital Deals Of The Week: Goldman Bets On Supply Chain, Mobile Games” published on June 02, 2018, Thestreet.com published: “Rumors on TheStreet: Goldman Sachs CEO Hints at a Sales Breakout” on May 08, 2018. More interesting news about The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “China’s Huge Online Retail Market Opens Up To American Express” published on May 31, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Goldman Sachs: Runway For Growth” with publication date: May 23, 2018.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Goldman Sachs Group Inc has $330.0 highest and $221.0 lowest target. $284.77’s average target is 24.71% above currents $228.35 stock price. Goldman Sachs Group Inc had 24 analyst reports since December 12, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GS in report on Thursday, January 18 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, March 15 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Nomura on Tuesday, April 17. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, April 18 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, March 22 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Wednesday, January 17. Barclays Capital maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) on Thursday, January 18 with “Hold” rating. Vining Sparks upgraded The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) on Friday, April 6 to “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $28000 target in Monday, March 26 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $270.0 target.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) Institutional Positions Chart

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