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The Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Competitors

$450.18
-7.87 (-1.72%)
(As of 04:00 PM ET)

GS vs. MS, SCHW, RJF, LPLA, SF, EVR, LAZ, BGC, PIPR, and OPY

Should you be buying The Goldman Sachs Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of The Goldman Sachs Group include Morgan Stanley (MS), Charles Schwab (SCHW), Raymond James (RJF), LPL Financial (LPLA), Stifel Financial (SF), Evercore (EVR), Lazard (LAZ), BGC Group (BGC), Piper Sandler Companies (PIPR), and Oppenheimer (OPY). These companies are all part of the "investment banking & brokerage" industry.

The Goldman Sachs Group vs.

The Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their media sentiment, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, community ranking, profitability, dividends and earnings.

The Goldman Sachs Group presently has a consensus price target of $440.57, suggesting a potential downside of 3.79%. Morgan Stanley has a consensus price target of $98.30, suggesting a potential upside of 1.13%. Given Morgan Stanley's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Morgan Stanley is more favorable than The Goldman Sachs Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Goldman Sachs Group
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
16 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.76
Morgan Stanley
0 Sell rating(s)
11 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.42

The Goldman Sachs Group pays an annual dividend of $11.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Morgan Stanley pays an annual dividend of $3.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. The Goldman Sachs Group pays out 43.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Morgan Stanley pays out 61.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Morgan Stanley has lower revenue, but higher earnings than The Goldman Sachs Group. Morgan Stanley is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Goldman Sachs Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Goldman Sachs Group$108.42B1.36$8.52B$25.6117.82
Morgan Stanley$96.19B1.64$9.09B$5.4917.69

The Goldman Sachs Group has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Morgan Stanley has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Morgan Stanley has a net margin of 9.57% compared to The Goldman Sachs Group's net margin of 8.17%. Morgan Stanley's return on equity of 10.88% beat The Goldman Sachs Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Goldman Sachs Group8.17% 8.86% 0.58%
Morgan Stanley 9.57%10.88%0.84%

The Goldman Sachs Group received 45 more outperform votes than Morgan Stanley when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 60.85% of users gave Morgan Stanley an outperform vote while only 60.14% of users gave The Goldman Sachs Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
The Goldman Sachs GroupOutperform Votes
1248
60.14%
Underperform Votes
827
39.86%
Morgan StanleyOutperform Votes
1203
60.85%
Underperform Votes
774
39.15%

In the previous week, The Goldman Sachs Group had 15 more articles in the media than Morgan Stanley. MarketBeat recorded 35 mentions for The Goldman Sachs Group and 20 mentions for Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley's average media sentiment score of 1.01 beat The Goldman Sachs Group's score of 0.71 indicating that Morgan Stanley is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
The Goldman Sachs Group
13 Very Positive mention(s)
10 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Morgan Stanley
13 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

71.2% of The Goldman Sachs Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.2% of Morgan Stanley shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of The Goldman Sachs Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Morgan Stanley shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

The Goldman Sachs Group and Morgan Stanley tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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GS vs. The Competition

MetricThe Goldman Sachs GroupSecurity brokers & dealers IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$147.18B$24.88B$9.10B$17.70B
Dividend Yield2.40%2.57%10.55%3.63%
P/E Ratio17.8217.8055.9721.65
Price / Sales1.365.033,528.8814.37
Price / Cash11.1616.2327.8719.25
Price / Book1.412.222.414.80
Net Income$8.52B$920.97M$1.01B$974.98M
7 Day Performance2.17%-0.57%0.15%0.76%
1 Month Performance-2.97%-2.52%-2.32%-4.01%
1 Year Performance40.42%43.82%11.43%7.67%

The Goldman Sachs Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MS
Morgan Stanley
4.4626 of 5 stars
$97.57
+0.5%
$98.30
+0.8%
+12.4%$158.57B$96.19B17.7780,000Analyst Revision
Positive News
SCHW
Charles Schwab
4.2954 of 5 stars
$72.84
+0.0%
$74.65
+2.5%
+34.8%$129.46B$18.84B30.4833,000
RJF
Raymond James
4.8479 of 5 stars
$118.96
+0.8%
$126.22
+6.1%
+20.4%$24.66B$12.99B14.3818,000Positive News
LPLA
LPL Financial
4.4592 of 5 stars
$282.77
+0.6%
$276.20
-2.3%
+38.1%$21.13B$10.05B21.368,400Insider Selling
SF
Stifel Financial
4.3062 of 5 stars
$81.10
+1.4%
$84.50
+4.2%
+37.5%$8.31B$4.35B18.439,000Positive News
EVR
Evercore
3.0564 of 5 stars
$204.52
+2.1%
$180.67
-11.7%
+65.1%$7.88B$2.43B32.112,195Negative News
LAZ
Lazard
3.6984 of 5 stars
$37.67
+2.1%
$45.67
+21.2%
+15.4%$4.25B$2.52B-107.633,291Analyst Forecast
BGC
BGC Group
2.2883 of 5 stars
$7.99
flat
N/A+76.3%$3.94B$2.03B66.583,895Positive News
PIPR
Piper Sandler Companies
1.828 of 5 stars
$214.70
+1.6%
$181.50
-15.5%
+58.4%$3.80B$1.35B36.511,725
OPY
Oppenheimer
2.8659 of 5 stars
$46.33
-0.2%
N/A+18.3%$478.59M$1.25B12.492,942

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This page (NYSE:GS) was last updated on 6/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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