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Goldman Sachs (GS)

Price: $116.89

Industry: Invest BKRS-MGRS Chaikin Power Gauge Report | Generated: Wed Aug 17 10:46 EDT 2011 GS Goldman Sachs

$116.89

Power Gauge Rating

GS - Very Bearish TM

The Chaikin Power Gauge Rating for GS is very bearish due to very weak earnings performance, very negative expert opinions, poor financial metrics and bearish price/volume activity.

Financial Metrics

GS's earnings performance is very weak as a result of a relatively poor trend in earnings this year and inconsistent earnings over the past 5 years.

Earnings Performance

Price/Volume Activity

Expert Opinions

News Sentiment Rating

Neutral GS Goldman Sachs

August 16, 2011

TM

Chaikin Sentiment Gauge for GS is neutral. Stories concerning GS have a balanced or neutral sentiment.

News Sentiment :Neutral

Power Trend - 5 Year Chart

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High Potential

Neutral

Low Potential

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Financials & Earnings

Financial Metrics

Financial Metrics Rating

Bearish

LT Debt/Equity Ratio

GS's financial metrics are poor. The company is carrying too much long term debt and has relatively low revenue per share.

Price to Book Value

The rank is based on a high long term debt to equity ratio, low price to book value and high price to sales ratio.

Return on Equity

Price to Sales Ratio

Business Value

Assets and Liabilities

Valuation

Returns

Ratio

TTM

Ratio

TTM

Ratio

TTM

Current Ratio

0.78

Price/Book

0.87

Return on Invest

3.2%

LT Debt/Equity

2.48

Price/Sales

1.55

Return on Equity

11.7%

Earnings Performance

Earnings Performance Rating

Very Bearish

Earnings Growth

GS's earnings performance has been very weak. The company experienced relatively poor earnings growth in the past 12 months and has an erratic 5 year earnings trend.

Earnings Surprise

Earnings Trend

The rank is based on a relatively poor trend in earnings this year, a relatively low projected P/E ratio and inconsistent earnings over the past 5 years.

Projected P/E Ratio

Earnings Consistency

5 Year Revenue and Earnings Growth

Revenue(M) Rev % Growth EPS EPS % Growth

EPS Estimates

12/06

12/07

12/08

12/09

12/10

69,353.00

87,968.00

53,579.00

51,673.00

39,161.00

59.83%

26.84%

-39.09%

-3.56%

-24.21%

$20.93

$26.34

$4.67

$23.74

$14.15

78.43%

25.85%

-82.27%

408.35%

-40.40%

EPS Surprise

Factor

Actual EPS Prev

EST EPS Current

Change

$3.19

$2.80

-0.39

Quarterly EPS Yearly EPS Factor

$14.15

$11.53

-2.62

Actual EPS Growth

Est EPS Growth

Change

3.96%

11.33%

+7.37

3-5 year EPS

EPS Quarterly Results Estimate

Actual

Difference

% Difference

FY

Qtr 1

Qtr 2

Qtr 3

Qtr 4

Total

Latest Qtr

$2.29

$1.85

$-0.44

1 Qtr Ago

$0.79

$1.56

$0.77

-19.21

12/09

$3.48

$5.27

$5.74

$9.01

$23.50

97.47

12/10

$6.02

$0.84

$3.19

$4.10

$14.15

2 Qtr Ago

$3.78

$3.79

3 Qtr Ago

$2.29

$2.98

$0.01

0.26

12/11

$1.66

$1.96

-

-

-

$0.69

30.13

Fiscal Year End Month is December.

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Price Trend & Expert Opinions Price/Volume Activity

Price/Volume Activity Rating

Bearish

Relative Strength vs Market

Chaikin Money Flow

Price and volume activity for GS is bearish. GS is experiencing sustained selling and has underperformed the S&P 500 over 26 weeks.

Price Trend

The rank for GS is based on its relative weakness versus the market, negative Chaikin money flow, a negative Chaikin price trend and a positive Chaikin price trend ROC.

Price Trend ROC

Volume Trend

Relative Strength vs S&P500 Index

Chaikin Money Flow

Chart shows whether GS is performing better or worse than the market.

Chaikin Money Flow analyzes supply and demand for a company's stock.

Price Activity

Price Activity

Factor

Value

Volume Activity

Factor

Value

Factor

Value

52 Week High

175.00

% Change Price - 4 Weeks

-9.04%

Average Volume 20 Days

8,742,894

52 Week Low

110.34

% Change Price - 24 Weeks

-27.55%

Average Volume 90 Days

6,717,307

% Change YTD Rel S&P 500

-26.11%

% Change Price - 4 Wks Rel to S&P % Change Price - 24 Wks Rel to S&P

Expert Opinions

1.17%

Chaikin Money Flow Persistency

13%

-20.65%

Expert Opinions

Very Bearish

Earnings Estimate Revisions

Expert opinions about GS are very negative. Analysts are lowering their EPS estimates for GS and analysts's opinions on GS have been more negative recently.

Short Interest

Insider Activity

The rank for GS is based on analysts revising earnings estimates downward, a low short interest ratio and pessimistic analyst opinions.

Analyst Opinions

Relative Strength vs Industry

Earnings Estimate Revisions Current Current Qtr Next Qtr

2.80 4.52 Current

Current FY

11.53

Analyst Recommendations

7 Days Ago % Change 2.80 4.52

0.00% 0.00%

30 Days Ago % Change 12.57

-1.04

Factor Mean this Week Mean Last Week

EPS Estimates Revision Summary Value

Buy 0.00

Mean 5 Weeks Ago

Buy

Last 4 Weeks

Down

Up

Down

Curr Qtr

0

0

0

12

Curr Yr

0

0

2

14

Next Qtr

0

0

4

8

Next Yr

0

0

2

13

Buy

Change

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Last Week Up

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The Company & Its Competitors

News Headlines for GS

GS's Competitors in Invest BKRS-MGRS Company

Power Gauge

Historic EPS growth

Projected EPS growth

Profit Margin

PEG

PE

Revenue(M)

3.96%

11.33%

21.07%

0.89

11.48

39,161

INTL

998.08%

-

0.05%

-

13.76

46,940

NMR

46.97%

87.13%

3.08%

0.24

29.64

16,626

RJF

14.49%

12.00%

8.37%

1.01

12.28

2,980

JEF

18.36%

15.00%

-

0.71

-

2,797

MS

24.82%

10.00%

9.93%

1.36

30.48

31,622

SCHW

-0.34%

16.00%

15.78%

1.00

20.77

4,248

GS

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Company Details

Company Profile

GOLDMAN SACHS 200 WEST STREET NEW YORK, NY 10282 USA Phone: 2129021000 Fax: 212-902-3000 Website: http://http://www2.goldmansachs.co m Full Time Employees: 35,700 Sector: Finance

Goldman Sachs is a global investment banking and securities firm, providing a full range of investing, advisory and financing services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base, which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high net worth individuals. (Company Press Release)

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Stock Research Report for GS as of 8/17/11 - Chaikin Power Tools