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January 15, 2013
14:21 EDTGSEarnings Preview: Analysts bullish on Goldman Sachs into Q4 results
Goldman Sachs (GS) is scheduled to report Q4 earnings before the open on Wednesday, January 16, with a conference call scheduled for 10:30 am ET. Goldman is an investment banking and investment management firm. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of $3.78 on revenue of $7.91B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $2.95-$4.80 on revenue of $6.69B-$8.65B. LAST QUARTER: Goldman reported Q3 EPS of $2.85 against estimates for $2.12 on revenue of $8.35B against estimates for $7.3B. Goldmanís CEO said the companyís performance was "generally solid." The firmís investment banking revenues surged 49% versus the same period in 2011, but client services revenue only rose 3% and net revenue from equities sank 16%. The decline in equities revenue primarily reflected significantly lower commissions and fees, due to lower market volumes, and lower net revenues in equities client execution, Goldman stated. STREET RESEARCH: Seventeen Wall Street analysts have increased their estimates for Goldman in the past four weeks, as a number of analysts predict that trading and investment banking revenue accelerated significantly last quarter, Bloomberg reported. One of the firms that raised its estimates was Credit Suisse, which on January 2 hiked its Q4 EPS estimate for the bank to $4.60 from $2.50, citing a few one-time items and a strong end to the year due to the U.S. fiscal cliff debate, improved institutional client risk appetite and stable-to-higher asset prices The firm maintained a $145 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. JMP Securities also recently became more optimistic about Goldman Sachs, as the firm upgraded the shares to Market Perform from Underperform. JMP Securities upgraded Goldman along with several other capital markets firms, citing decisions by U.S. and European policymakers to "kick the can down the road" on fiscal issues. Furthermore, core equities trading by major Wall Street investment should rise 15%, while revenue from M&A activities are poised to surge 25% in 2013, JMP Securities added. PRICE ACTION: Over the last three months, Goldman's stock has risen almost 10% to above $136, after reaching a trough of ~$114 in mid-November.
News For GS From The Last 14 Days
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November 24, 2014
10:19 EDTGSGoldman Sachs leads $15M investment in Kensho
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07:01 EDTGSFed could further restrict banks' commodities businesses, NY Times says
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November 21, 2014
07:41 EDTGSGoldman, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan grilled on commodities, WSJ says
Sen. Carl Levin, the retiring chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, accused Goldman Sachs (GS) of manipulating aluminum markets and also said JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Morgan Stanley (MS) obscured their investments in metals or natural gas from regulators as representatives of the banks took part in a hearing that is part of a larger probe into their dealings in commodities markets, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:24 EDTGSBB&T CEO says 'banks lending recklessly' again, Reuters reports
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06:34 EDTGSGoldman Sachs denies manipulating commodities, Reuters says
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November 20, 2014
08:15 EDTGSAdvanced Emissions leases additional refined coal facility
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06:37 EDTGSGoldman terminates two employees for sharing confidential information, WSJ says
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06:30 EDTGSSenate panel says banks could influence commodity prices, NY Times says
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November 19, 2014
12:38 EDTGSSenate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee to hold a hearing
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07:51 EDTGSClearing House Payments Company to hold a conference
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06:24 EDTGSGoldman Sachs currency trader dismissed, NY Times reports
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November 13, 2014
08:47 EDTGSGoldman Sachs management to meet with JMP Securities
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November 12, 2014
09:18 EDTGSGoldman Sachs CFO says still prefers buybacks over raising dividend
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08:05 EDTGSGoldman to hold a conference
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07:28 EDTGSBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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November 11, 2014
07:06 EDTGSMarkit Genpact KYC Services registers 600+ firms, appoints CEO
Markit Genpact KYC Services, the joint venture from Markit Ltd. (MRKT) and Genpact Ltd. (G) announced that more than 600 buyside firms and corporations are registered for its centralized service to streamline the management of know your customer information required by banks. Markit Genpact KYC Services also announced the appointment of Jon May as CEO. He joins Markit Genpact KYC Services from Goldman Sachs (GS) where he was a managing director and global head of client onboarding as well as head of Securities Operations and Operations Data Quality Management in India. Jon May will join Markit Genpact KYC Services in January 2015, based in London.
November 10, 2014
06:46 EDTGSRegulators set new capital buffer rule for banks, Reuters reports
Global banks should have buffers of bonds or equity worth 16%-20% of their risk-weighted assets, beginning in January 2019, The Financial Stability Board decided, according to Reuters. The board said the buffer would prevent the need for government bailouts, the news service explained. Publicly traded global banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) Wells Fargo (WFC), Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), RBS (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link

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