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Bank of America upgrades Goldman Sachs on relative performance to other banks, but cuts earnings view

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By Steve Gelsi

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209237603/composite GS +0.57% rose 1.6% after Bank of America analyst Ebrahim H. Poonawala upgraded the company to buy from neutral on his view that the bank offers a relatively better value than its peers in a looming economic downturn. Poonawala raised his price target on Goldman to $380 a share from $360 a share. Goldman's revenue could also benefit from geopolitical volatility and monetary policy which may drive elevated trading activity. However, Poonawala cut his Goldman Sachs earnings estimate for 2022 to $33.17 a share from $38.73 a share and his 2023 earnings estimate to $36.83 a share from $38.50 a share. "Our ratings change (first upgrade of 2022) does not indicate an improved outlook for bank stocks," Poonawala said. "To the contrary, we see the stock as well-positioned to outperform in what is likely to be a worsening economic backdrop that could weigh more materially on the EPS outlooks for its balance sheet lending heavy peers."

/zigman2/quotes/209237603/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 355.85
+2.03 +0.57%
Volume: 2.05M
Aug. 15, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
8.04
Dividend Yield
2.81%
Market Cap
$121.52 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.24M
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