Clarius Group LLC continued to hold its position in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,001 shares of the investment management company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Clarius Group LLC’s holdings in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) were worth $230,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Hudock Capital Group LLC boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 0.3% in the first quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,130 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $259,000 after buying an additional 3 shares in the last quarter. Fiera Capital Corp boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Fiera Capital Corp now owns 1,430 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $342,000 after buying an additional 5 shares in the last quarter. Hollencrest Securities LLC boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 0.7% in the first quarter. Hollencrest Securities LLC now owns 2,211 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $508,000 after buying an additional 15 shares in the last quarter. Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 1.3% in the first quarter. Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 1,878 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $402,000 after buying an additional 24 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Blue Fin Capital Inc. boosted its stake in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) by 2.6% in the first quarter. Blue Fin Capital Inc. now owns 1,107 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $254,000 after buying an additional 28 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.12% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS)

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE GS) opened at 221.81 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $90.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.80 and a beta of 1.39. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has a 12 month low of $138.20 and a 12 month high of $255.15. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $221.04 and a 200 day moving average price of $233.11. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) also was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 43,953 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 117% compared to the typical daily volume of 20,215 call options.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 18th. The investment management company reported $5.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $5.31 by $0.16. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 26.38% and a return on equity of 11.26%. The company had revenue of $8.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.33 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $2.68 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 26.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. will post $18.94 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.75 per share. This is a boost from Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.65. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 30th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is currently 15.93%.

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GS has been the topic of a number of research reports. Compass Point initiated coverage on Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $250.00 price target on the stock. Berenberg Bank cut Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $140.00 to $190.00 in a report on Friday, February 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Vetr upgraded Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $236.72 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, February 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a report on Tuesday, March 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $236.73.

About Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)

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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