Rare Value And Growth Stock Opportunity: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS), PACCAR Inc (PCAR)

The shares of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has been pegged with a rating of Outperform by Keefe Bruyette in its latest research note that was published on July 26th, 2019. The research company has also assigned a $260 price target. Keefe Bruyette wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Societe Generale advised investors in its research note published on February 1st, 2019, to Sell the GS stock. The stock had earned Equal Weight rating from Barclays when it published its report on January 2nd, 2019. That day the Barclays set price target on the stock to $247. The stock was given Outperform rating by Credit Suisse in its report released on December 24th, 2018, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at $250. Atlantic Equities was of a view that GS is Neutral in its latest report on December 12th, 2018. BofA/Merrill thinks that GS is worth Neutral rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on November 30th, 2018.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 1 have recommended investors to sell it, 13 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 5 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $238.14. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 34.55% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 44.14.

The shares of the company added by 1.29% during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching a low of $200.23 while ending the day at $204.11. During the trading session, a total of 2.12 million shares were traded which represents a 9.34% incline from the average session volume which is 2.34M shares. GS had ended its last session trading at 201.52. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. currently has a market cap of $73.43B, while its P/E ratio stands at 9.04, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 1.36, with a beta of 1.34. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 6.60, while its quick ratio hovers at . GS 52-week low price stands at $151.70 while its 52-week high price is $245.08.

The company in its last quarterly report recorded $5.81 earnings per share which is above the $4.89 predicted by most analysts. The The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. generated $9,461.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $8,828.24 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $5.71 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 1.72%. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has the potential to record 22.58 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

Investment analysts at JP Morgan published a research note on July 24th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) is now rated as Neutral. Their price target on the stock stands at $66. Societe Generale also rated PCAR as Downgrade on February 1st, 2019, with its price target of $99 suggesting that PCAR could surge by 7.39% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $64.78/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 2.41% to reach $71.63/share. It started the day trading at $67.45 and traded between $64.07 and $66.34 throughout the trading session.

A look at its technical shows that PCAR’s 50-day SMA is 69.82 while its 200-day SMA stands at 65.73. The stock has a high of $73.00 for the year while the low is $52.10. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 9.76, while the P/B ratio is 2.39. At the moment, only of PACCAR Inc shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 1.56M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 5.99 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 1.24%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -3.45% over the past 90 days while it lost -0.63% over the last six months.

The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more PCAR shares, increasing its portfolio by +1.23% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 333,420 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 27,516,694 shares of PCAR, with a total valuation of $1,930,020,917. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile sold more PCAR shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $1,207,256,484 worth of shares. SSgA Funds Management Inc followed the path by increasing its PCAR portfolio by +2.69% in the quarter. This means that SSgA Funds Management Inc bought 388,594 shares in the last quarter and now controls 14,828,019 shares of the PCAR stock, with the valuation hitting $1,040,037,253.

Similarly, Bank of America NA increased its PACCAR Inc shares by +0.71% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 52,592 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 7,502,138 shares of PACCAR Inc which are valued at $526,199,959. In the same vein, Managed Account Advisors LLC increased its PACCAR Inc shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 1,257,675 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 5,842,972 shares and is now valued at $409,826,056. Following these latest developments, around 1.40% of PACCAR Inc stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.