Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO maintained its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 6,000 shares of the investment management company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO’s holdings in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) were worth $968,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Alpha Cubed Investments LLC increased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 0.3% in the third quarter. Alpha Cubed Investments LLC now owns 4,850 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $782,000 after buying an additional 15 shares during the last quarter. Pitcairn Co. boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 0.4% in the second quarter. Pitcairn Co. now owns 4,947 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $735,000 after buying an additional 18 shares during the period. Alpha Windward LLC boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 2.2% in the third quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 838 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 18 shares during the period. Condor Capital Management boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 0.4% in the second quarter. Condor Capital Management now owns 6,177 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $918,000 after buying an additional 25 shares during the period. Finally, Pacific Global Investment Management CO boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 0.3% in the second quarter. Pacific Global Investment Management CO now owns 10,233 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $1,520,000 after buying an additional 29 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 69.43% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS)

Shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) traded up 0.19% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $244.30. 4,185,876 shares of the company traded hands. The company has a 50 day moving average of $236.05 and a 200 day moving average of $185.03. The firm has a market capitalization of $102.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.61 and a beta of 1.61. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has a 12 month low of $138.20 and a 12 month high of $247.77.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 18th. The investment management company reported $4.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.79 by $1.09. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 19.58% and a return on equity of 9.73%. The firm earned $8.17 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.41 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $4.51 earnings per share. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)’s revenue was up 19.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. will post $15.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 1st were issued a $0.65 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 29th. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is 20.72%.

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Several research firms have recently weighed in on GS. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $225.00 price target (up previously from $200.00) on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a research note on Tuesday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. RBC Capital Markets set a $250.00 price target on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 4th. Barclays PLC increased their price target on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from $210.00 to $262.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. Macquarie raised shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $245.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, December 28th. Finally, Vetr cut shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $219.84 price target for the company. in a research note on Monday, December 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $208.84.

In related news, insider Sarah G. Smith sold 218 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $211.47, for a total value of $46,100.46. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 22,103 shares in the company, valued at $4,674,121.41. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Chairman Lloyd C. Blankfein sold 2,504 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $211.32, for a total transaction of $529,145.28. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 1,524,471 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $322,151,211.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.61% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. The Company operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. The Company’s Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, which include advisory assignments with respect to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, spin-offs and risk management.

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