Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 19th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of 0.75 per share by the investment management company on Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th.
Goldman Sachs Group has increased its dividend by an average of 8.8% annually over the last three years and has increased its dividend every year for the last 6 years. Goldman Sachs Group has a dividend payout ratio of 15.8% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities research analysts expect Goldman Sachs Group to earn $24.18 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $3.00 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 12.4%.
Shares of Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE GS) traded up $5.15 during trading on Friday, hitting $256.12. 4,639,023 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,605,721. The stock has a market cap of $96,610.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.54, a P/E/G ratio of 0.91 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.82. Goldman Sachs Group has a 52-week low of $209.62 and a 52-week high of $262.14.
GS has been the topic of several research reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of Goldman Sachs Group from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Goldman Sachs Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $271.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, October 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Goldman Sachs Group in a report on Monday, November 20th. Bank of America increased their price target on shares of Goldman Sachs Group from $290.00 to $300.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Vertical Group upgraded shares of Goldman Sachs Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Goldman Sachs Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $254.67.
In related news, insider David M. Solomon sold 2,400 shares of Goldman Sachs Group stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $238.49, for a total value of $572,376.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider David M. Solomon sold 12,707 shares of Goldman Sachs Group stock in a transaction on Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $237.94, for a total transaction of $3,023,503.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 97,833 shares of company stock worth $23,309,552 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 2.57% of the company’s stock.
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About Goldman Sachs Group
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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