Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Receives Hold Rating from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

It's been a crucial week for The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.; here's what analysts have to say

Last quarter the company posted much stronger than expected profits and sales, which helped push the stock to its current record levels. Also, insider Harvey M. Schwartz sold 25,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 20th. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 1.08 million. The fund owned 2,496 shares of the investment management company's stock after selling 397 shares during the period.

BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. That's a potential 13.6% return (50.8% annualized*) and the stock would have to rise 12.0% to cause a problem. It has outperformed by 22.53% the S&P500. Leisure Management reported 3,341 shares or 0.69% of all its holdings. Geller Family Office Services LLC now owns 944 shares of the investment management company's stock worth $209,000 after purchasing an additional 3 shares in the last quarter. The company has market cap of 1.00 billion GBP. King Luther Capital Management Corp now owns 1,725 shares of the investment management company's stock worth $383,000 after purchasing an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Invest Inc holds 1.34 million shares. Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) has risen 8.39% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 24.97% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, October 13 with "Buy" rating. About 878,672 shares traded.

Among 30 analysts covering Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Therefore 64% are positive. Ra Pharmaceuticals had 5 analyst reports since August 24, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Analysts expect GCAP to grow earnings at a 19.00% annual rate over the next 5 years. The stock of Conagra Brands, Inc. The firm earned "Underperform" rating on Friday, February 10 by Credit Suisse. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. (NYSE:CAG) rating on Thursday, August 31. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $251.90. As per Friday, April 21, the company rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities. The stock has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, February 16.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. Bank of America boosted their price objective on shares of Goldman Sachs Group from $290.00 to $300.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Warren Averett Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 0.08% or 1,609 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:GS). Pzena Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 1.76% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Bp Public Limited invested 0.06% in Conagra Brands, Inc. The share price was last seen 0.15% higher, reaching at $254.33 on October 01, 2018. Massachusetts Svcs Ma, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 12.06 million shares.

Conning INC Decreased Holding in Boeing Co (BA) as Stock Value Rose
It is positive, as 50 investors sold YUM shares while 238 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 696 raised stakes. The aircraft producer reported $2.72 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.65 by $0.07.

Lagoda Investment Management Lp increased Trupanion Inc (NYSE:TRUP) stake by 58,634 shares to 190,162 valued at $5.02 million in 2017Q3. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 0.05% in Conagra Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 1,950 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 79,784 shares, and cut its stake in Brown Forman Class B (NYSE:BF.B). Jefferies maintained DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. Robert W. Baird maintained, Inc.

Comparing the number of shares sold short to the float is a method analysts often use to get a reading on investor sentiment. The company has a market cap of $96,950.00, a P/E ratio of 13.35, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.93 and a beta of 1.47. It dived, as 63 investors sold GS shares while 427 reduced holdings. The investment management company reported $5.02 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $4.17 by $0.85. The shares were sold at an average price of $245.00, for a total transaction of $6,125,000.00. Cardinal Mgmt reported 72,544 shares stake. If The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL now owns 20,480 shares of the investment management company's stock valued at $4,545,000 after acquiring an additional 4,714 shares during the period. Jarislowsky Fraser owns 900 shares for 0% of their portfolio. (NYSE:GS). Girard Prtnrs Ltd has invested 0.07% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) on Tuesday, August 8. Jefferies Grp Limited Liability Com reported 0.01% stake. Genesee Valley Company stated it has 0.54% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of GS. Aviance Prns invested 1.06% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) or 22,500 shares. Neuberger Berman Gp Limited Liability has 0.69% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Therefore 33% are positive. The rating was downgraded by Vertical Group on Monday, November 6 to "Sell". (The) from $160.00 to $170.00 and gave the stock a "sector perform" rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 19th. (NASDAQ:UBNT) earned "Underweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, October 20. (NYSE:GS) rating on Tuesday, July 18. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 30 by RBC Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of GS in report on Tuesday, January 9 with "Hold" rating. (NYSE:GS) was sold by GNODDE RICHARD J.

Kessler Investment Group Llc, which manages about $101.98M and $77.84M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 4,245 shares to 52,335 shares, valued at $3.90M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Of those transactions, there were 308,859 shares of GS bought and 1.97 million shares sold. SOLOMON DAVID M sold $754,997 worth of stock or 3,260 shares. The fund owned 6,972 shares of the investment management company's stock after acquiring an additional 1,588 shares during the quarter.

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