Dow Component Goldman Sachs Group (GS) To Go Ex-dividend

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 9.0 points at 17,805 as of Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 50.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 338.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,673 issues advancing vs. 1,224 declining with 209 unchanged.
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Friday, November 28, 2014 is the ex-dividend date for Dow component Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS). Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 60 cents per share. At a price of $188.17 as of 10:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.5%.

The average volume for Goldman Sachs Group has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $82.78 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 6.5% year-to-date as of Tuesday's close.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 11, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

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