Goldman Sachs

GS-N

NYSE:GS

197.40
0.17 (0.09%)
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational finance company that engages in global investment banking, investment management, securities, and other financial services including asset ...
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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 2, 2016

(A Top Pick March 24/15. Down 18.22%.) This is a wonderful bank. The stock has been unduly hit. Over the last 4 months everybody was saying the IPO market was done and there are no more initial public offerings and the company can’t make any money. Quietly, without people noticing, the bond market has been running at a record pace for the last 2 months, and this company is making money on that. Trading at 8X BV and the free cash flow is strong. Dividend yield of 1.69%.

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Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
March 2, 2016

(A Top Pick March 24/15. Down 18.22%.) This is a wonderful bank. The stock has been unduly hit. Over the last 4 months everybody was saying the IPO market was done and there are no more initial public offerings and the company can’t make any money. Quietly, without people noticing, the bond market has been running at a record pace for the last 2 months, and this company is making money on that. Trading at 8X BV and the free cash flow is strong. Dividend yield of 1.69%.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 19, 2016

(A Top Pick Dec 22/15. Down 18.41%.) He was hoping that financials moved the market. When there were all those triple digit days back in December, that is usually a point where it is going to go up or come down. In this case the market came down. Financials led the way down. This is no longer a trade. It is probably something you could own here as it is it at very attractive level. No rush to get into this.

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Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
February 19, 2016

(A Top Pick Dec 22/15. Down 18.41%.) He was hoping that financials moved the market. When there were all those triple digit days back in December, that is usually a point where it is going to go up or come down. In this case the market came down. Financials led the way down. This is no longer a trade. It is probably something you could own here as it is it at very attractive level. No rush to get into this.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 22, 2015

He looks at the markets in the US, and as the banks go, so do they. They have been stuck in a range for a long time. It is stuck between a couple of moving averages, but getting closer to the lower end. Expects to see it above $200 early in the new year.

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Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
December 22, 2015

He looks at the markets in the US, and as the banks go, so do they. They have been stuck in a range for a long time. It is stuck between a couple of moving averages, but getting closer to the lower end. Expects to see it above $200 early in the new year.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 9, 2015

There no clarity in how they treat derivatives on the balance sheet. The worry is always who is on the other side of the derivative transaction. All the investment banks are in the process of trying to clean up their accounting of these. He prefers MS-N.

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Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
October 9, 2015

There no clarity in how they treat derivatives on the balance sheet. The worry is always who is on the other side of the derivative transaction. All the investment banks are in the process of trying to clean up their accounting of these. He prefers MS-N.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 1, 2015

The premier investment bank in the world, trading below book value and is an incredibly well run company. Retail banks have a very cheap source of funding. GS-N does not have that.

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October 1, 2015

The premier investment bank in the world, trading below book value and is an incredibly well run company. Retail banks have a very cheap source of funding. GS-N does not have that.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 30, 2015

(Top Pick Sep 30/14, Down 3.87%) They are learning or re-learning how to be a company in the current environment with a sustainable ROE, which they moved to above 10%. They are getting traction. They are still at 1 times book and should be 1.2-1.3 with the current structure.

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Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
September 30, 2015

(Top Pick Sep 30/14, Down 3.87%) They are learning or re-learning how to be a company in the current environment with a sustainable ROE, which they moved to above 10%. They are getting traction. They are still at 1 times book and should be 1.2-1.3 with the current structure.

BUY
BUY
August 13, 2015

Financials are a natural winner. If you think investment banking is going to continue to expand then this is a natural beneficiary. It had a natural pullback and you should buy it here.

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Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
August 13, 2015

Financials are a natural winner. If you think investment banking is going to continue to expand then this is a natural beneficiary. It had a natural pullback and you should buy it here.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 9, 2015

The premier capital markets business globally. Mergers and acquisitions right now are coming at a very rapid pace and they are big beneficiary of that. Increased volatility is good for trading revenues. The legal environment is starting to get a little bit better. Dividend yield of 1.27%.

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Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
July 9, 2015

The premier capital markets business globally. Mergers and acquisitions right now are coming at a very rapid pace and they are big beneficiary of that. Increased volatility is good for trading revenues. The legal environment is starting to get a little bit better. Dividend yield of 1.27%.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 12, 2015

(A Top Pick May 9/14. Up 29.25%.) This is a huge power in underwriting and investment banking in the US. Have always had a terrific record of proprietary trading, also make some money in commercial lending. The climate for offerings in the US really good, so they are making a lot of money on that side. The volatility in the bond market is good for traders. They raised their dividend.

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Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
May 12, 2015

(A Top Pick May 9/14. Up 29.25%.) This is a huge power in underwriting and investment banking in the US. Have always had a terrific record of proprietary trading, also make some money in commercial lending. The climate for offerings in the US really good, so they are making a lot of money on that side. The volatility in the bond market is good for traders. They raised their dividend.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 24, 2015

It is probably the best investment bank in the world, and they passed their stress test so they could increase their dividend. He also expects share buy backs. Buying back shares when at book value is a very good use of capital.

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Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
March 24, 2015

It is probably the best investment bank in the world, and they passed their stress test so they could increase their dividend. He also expects share buy backs. Buying back shares when at book value is a very good use of capital.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 16, 2015

If looking to invest in this bank, you really have to ask yourself “what is the exposure that I want to achieve?”. Some US banks have exposure to the retail consumer, and this one would not fit. Very heavily dependent on merger and acquisition and wealth management. He prefers to play the consumer in the US. You could do this through Bank of America (BAC-N) or Wells Fargo (WFC-N). He prefers to play this through regional banks such as National PA Bancshares (NPBC-Q), as not all regions in the US are recovering at the same pace. (See Top Picks.)

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Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
January 16, 2015

If looking to invest in this bank, you really have to ask yourself “what is the exposure that I want to achieve?”. Some US banks have exposure to the retail consumer, and this one would not fit. Very heavily dependent on merger and acquisition and wealth management. He prefers to play the consumer in the US. You could do this through Bank of America (BAC-N) or Wells Fargo (WFC-N). He prefers to play this through regional banks such as National PA Bancshares (NPBC-Q), as not all regions in the US are recovering at the same pace. (See Top Picks.)

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 17, 2014

(A Top Pick Jan 2/14. Up 6.07%.) Trading right around Book, so it is slowly coming back. Have moved their ROE from mid-single digits into low double digits, so he thinks they have opportunity for expansion of their multiple. It also has its opportunity for organic growth.

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Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
December 17, 2014

(A Top Pick Jan 2/14. Up 6.07%.) Trading right around Book, so it is slowly coming back. Have moved their ROE from mid-single digits into low double digits, so he thinks they have opportunity for expansion of their multiple. It also has its opportunity for organic growth.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 1, 2014

This is slowly, but surely going private. They are buying back shares hand over fist. They plan to buy back 15% of the stock over the next year or so. They are also increasing the dividend. They keep surprising Wall Street in terms of earnings, and are not getting a fair multiple for this.

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Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
December 1, 2014

This is slowly, but surely going private. They are buying back shares hand over fist. They plan to buy back 15% of the stock over the next year or so. They are also increasing the dividend. They keep surprising Wall Street in terms of earnings, and are not getting a fair multiple for this.

COMMENT
COMMENT
November 11, 2014

Primarily a capital markets driven company. If you are positive on the US capital markets activity, IPOs, restructuring, etc. this would be a Buy. This is more volatile than some of the larger banks there. She has gone with Wells Fargo (WFC-N) that has less capital market exposure and more diversified lending as well as lower volatility and a more attractive dividend yield.

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Goldman Sachs (GS-N)
November 11, 2014

Primarily a capital markets driven company. If you are positive on the US capital markets activity, IPOs, restructuring, etc. this would be a Buy. This is more volatile than some of the larger banks there. She has gone with Wells Fargo (WFC-N) that has less capital market exposure and more diversified lending as well as lower volatility and a more attractive dividend yield.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 20, 2014

(Top Pick Oct 21/13, Up 11.53%) Recommended on the premise that it would do a lot of investment banking and proprietary trading and that it could raise dividends. They did all that. It is 1.25 times book value.

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October 20, 2014

(Top Pick Oct 21/13, Up 11.53%) Recommended on the premise that it would do a lot of investment banking and proprietary trading and that it could raise dividends. They did all that. It is 1.25 times book value.

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