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Goldman Sachs Signals Growth Concerns in 2017

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Goldman Sachs on the Street: What the Analyst Ratings Suggest

Analysts’ ratings for GS

In April 2017, 15 of the 30 analysts covering Goldman Sachs (GS) stock (~50%) gave it “buy” or “strong buy” ratings, while 12 analysts have given it “hold” ratings, and three analysts have given it “underperform” or “sell” ratings. Goldman’s mean price target is now $253 per share, implying a 16.9% rise from its current level.

Since January 2017, its overall rating has deteriorated marginally. Its “strong buy” or “buy” ratings fell from 17 to 15 analysts. The number of “underperform” and “sell” ratings rose from one to three based on the expected slowdown in the bank’s performance.

Goldman Sachs on the Street: What the Analyst Ratings Suggest

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Competitors’ analyst ratings

By comparison, 16 of the 28 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (MS) stock gave it “buy” or “strong buy” ratings, while 12 analysts have rated the company as a “hold.”

For J.P. Morgan (JPM), 15 of the 29 analysts (~51.7%) covering the stock rated it a “buy” or “strong buy,” while 13 analysts rated it a “hold,” and one rated it a “sell.”

For Wells Fargo (WFC), 12 of the 31 analysts (~38.7%) covering the stock gave it “buy” or “strong buy” ratings, while 13 analysts gave it “hold” ratings, and six analysts gave it “underperform” or “sell” ratings.

Together, Goldman Sachs’s peers account for 27.1% of the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF).

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