Can Goldman Sachs Continue to Outperform?

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With shares of Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) trading around $170, is GS an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:

T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement

Goldman Sachs is engaged in investment banking, securities, and investment management. It provides a range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high net worth individuals. The company operates in four segments: investment banking, institutional client services, investing and lending, and investment management. Through its segments, Goldman Sachs provides valuable investment services to consumers and companies worldwide.

Goldman Sachs lowered shares of RWE AG (NASDAQ:RWEOY) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report released. The company has also modified their ratings on a number of other stocks in the few days. The firm upgraded shares of IAMGOLD Corp. from a sell rating to a neutral rating. Also, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on shares of MarkWest Energy Partners. They issued a buy rating on that stock. Finally, Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on shares of DCP Midstream Partners, LP. They issued a buy rating on that stock.

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