Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) a Hold: KBW

In a research note issued to investors, Brian Kleinhanzl at KBW Downgraded Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSEGS) to a Hold. The analyst placed a $210.00 price target on the stock which indicates a 0.28% upside to the last closing price. In the year following Brian’s ratings, the stocks covered yield an average return of 1.4% according to In the past year 2 out of 5 recommendations or 40% were successful.

Wall Street sell-side analysts have placed a $201.615 one year price target on Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS). This is the consensus average based on 13 firms who have recently issued reports on the equity.

The average recommendation is the arithmetical average of the individual analyst ratings contributed by sell-side research to produce a Consensus Analyst Rating for each stock. On a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 represents a Strong Sell,Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) is ranked 2.8 based on 13 broker recommendations. Of the 13 analyst estimates, the most bullish sees the stock reaching $235 within the next 12 months while the most bearish analyst sees the stock at $165 within the year.

Taking a look at the long term growth prospects of the stock, sell-side analysts have a consensus mean earnings per share estimate for the current year of $17.91. The high end estimate for this time frame is $20.08 with the low being $14.56.

According to analysts, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) is expected to report earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter of $3.74. This is the consensus mean estimate based on the individual covering sell-side firm’s reported numbers. The company last reported earnings for the period ending on 2015-03-31 of $5.94.