Sigma Planning Corp grew its stake in shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) by 36.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,433 shares of the investment management company’s stock after acquiring an additional 656 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp’s holdings in Goldman Sachs Group were worth $620,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of GS. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its holdings in Goldman Sachs Group by 4,096.0% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,475,978 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $549,415,000 after purchasing an additional 2,416,970 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in Goldman Sachs Group by 47.1% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 3,602,847 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $799,472,000 after purchasing an additional 1,152,869 shares in the last quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in Goldman Sachs Group by 1,654.0% in the second quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC now owns 1,034,680 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $229,595,000 after purchasing an additional 975,690 shares in the last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC boosted its holdings in Goldman Sachs Group by 15.1% in the fourth quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 5,538,407 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $1,410,965,000 after purchasing an additional 727,698 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital World Investors boosted its holdings in Goldman Sachs Group by 10.5% in the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 7,649,583 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $1,697,442,000 after purchasing an additional 726,582 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.28% of the company’s stock.

In other news, Chairman Lloyd C. Blankfein sold 20,794 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $238.38, for a total transaction of $4,956,873.72. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider R. Martin Chavez sold 11,829 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $259.22, for a total transaction of $3,066,313.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 167,843 shares of company stock valued at $41,855,427 in the last ninety days. 2.57% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) opened at $262.58 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $96,386.30, a PE ratio of 12.91, a PEG ratio of 0.92 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.82. Goldman Sachs Group Inc has a 52-week low of $209.62 and a 52-week high of $273.79.

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 17th. The investment management company reported $5.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $4.90 by $0.78. The business had revenue of $7.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.64 billion. Goldman Sachs Group had a net margin of 13.36% and a return on equity of 11.47%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $5.08 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Goldman Sachs Group Inc will post 21.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.14%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. Goldman Sachs Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 34.84%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on GS. Vetr cut shares of Goldman Sachs Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $246.36 price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $240.00 price objective on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a report on Thursday, October 19th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Goldman Sachs Group to $221.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $320.00 price objective on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Vertical Group cut shares of Goldman Sachs Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Goldman Sachs Group has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $256.75.

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Goldman Sachs Group Profile

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc is an investment banking, securities and investment management company that provides a range of financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. The Company operates in four business segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management.

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

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