Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is expected to report earnings of $4.30 a share on sales of $7.5 billion before the market opens on Wednesday, Jan. 16, based on a FactSet survey of 23 analysts. In the same period a year ago the company posted earnings of $5.68 a share on sales of $7.8 billion.
The stock has fallen 19.4% since the company last reported earnings on Oct. 16.
Goldman Sachs Group is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 7.5 based on the 12-month estimates of 27 analysts surveyed by FactSet.
Among banks that have already reported, Wells Fargo (WFC) managed to beat estimates in the latest quarter, but saw its shares fall after CEO Tim Sloan said the financial giant will likely continue to operate under Federal Reserve sanctions through the end of the year.
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