Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC boosted its holdings in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) by 35.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,364 shares of the investment management company’s stock after buying an additional 1,139 shares during the period. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC’s holdings in Goldman Sachs Group were worth $838,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group by 1.3% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 24,669,387 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $5,531,864,000 after purchasing an additional 307,849 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc grew its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group by 1.3% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 24,669,387 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $5,531,864,000 after purchasing an additional 307,849 shares in the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group by 17,481.6% during the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 16,641,354 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $100,000 after purchasing an additional 16,546,702 shares in the last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC grew its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group by 17.8% during the fourth quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 4,710,738 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $786,929,000 after purchasing an additional 710,479 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp grew its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group by 3.1% during the fourth quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 4,301,885 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $718,630,000 after purchasing an additional 129,610 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.11% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE:GS opened at $202.98 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.84. Goldman Sachs Group Inc has a 12 month low of $151.70 and a 12 month high of $262.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $73.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 1.22.

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 16th. The investment management company reported $6.04 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $5.15 by $0.89. Goldman Sachs Group had a net margin of 28.92% and a return on equity of 13.84%. The firm had revenue of $8.08 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.48 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $5.68 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Goldman Sachs Group Inc will post 23.05 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 28th were issued a $0.80 dividend. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 27th. Goldman Sachs Group’s payout ratio is 12.66%.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on GS shares. Barclays restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $247.00 price objective (down previously from $289.00) on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Societe Generale lowered Goldman Sachs Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 1st. Morgan Stanley lowered Goldman Sachs Group to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, February 4th. ValuEngine upgraded Goldman Sachs Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a research report on Monday, January 21st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $251.08.

In related news, EVP Dane E. Holmes sold 1,489 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $198.31, for a total value of $295,283.59. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 1.41% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Goldman Sachs Group Profile

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. The Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, including strategic advisory assignments related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, spin-offs, and risk management; and underwriting services, such as debt and equity underwriting of public offerings and private placements of various securities and other financial instruments, as well as derivative transactions with public and private sector clients.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS)

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