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What Wall Street Analysts Think about Goldman Sachs

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Jan. 8 2018, Updated 10:31 a.m. ET

Analyst ratings

Goldman Sachs’s (GS) performance expectations in 2018 are reflected in its analyst ratings. Analysts have given GS a mean price target of $258.40, implying a ~0.26% rise from its current level of $257.70. It has a market capitalization of ~$97 billion.

As of December 2017, ten of the 27 analysts covering the stock have given it a “buy” or “strong buy” rating. Fifteen analysts have given it a “hold” rating, and two have given it a “sell.” These ratings have been consistent for the past four months.

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Peer ratings

Among Goldman Sachs’s major peers, Morgan Stanley (MS) has “buy” or “strong buy” ratings from 17 of the 27 analysts covering the stock. It has “hold” ratings from nine analysts. One analyst gave it a “sell” rating. MS has a one-year mean price target of $54.79.

Twelve of the 31 analysts covering Wells Fargo (WFC) have given it a “buy” or “strong buy” rating, and 15 have given it a “hold.” Four analysts have given it an “underperform” rating. WFC’s one-year price target is $59.88.

Twenty-one of the 30 analysts covering Bank of America (BAC) stock have given it a “buy” or “strong buy” rating, and seven have given it a “hold.” Two analysts have given it a “sell” rating. The price target for BAC is $30.25.

Investors looking for exposure to the financial sector can invest in ETFs. Goldman Sachs makes up ~2.6% of the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF).

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