Goldman Sachs Group 2Q Earnings Pregame Scorecard

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Having topped analysts' estimates last quarter by 37 cents per share, Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) is expected to deliver its latest earnings on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

Expectations

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Analysts currently expect Goldman Sachs Group to come in with earnings of $1.38 per share on revenues of $6.51 billion. Estimates from analysts range from 75 cents per share to $2.87 per share. Over the past two months, the average estimate has moved down from $2.79.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, profit fell 22.9% to $2.11 billion ($3.92 a share) from $2.73 billion ($1.56 a share) the year earlier, but exceeded analyst expectations. Revenue fell 13.5% to $11.8 billion from $13.64 billion.

Stock Ratings

Analysts think investors should stand pat on Goldman Sachs Group with 12 of 20 analysts rating it hold. Analyst sentiment has been improving recently, as the average rating risen slightly over the past three months.

Stock Movement

In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $7.57 per share between June 26, 2012 and July 3, 2012. Looking at change over the last three months, April 13, 2012 and July 10, 2012, the stock price fell $20.84 (-18.1%), from $115.09 to $94.25.

Company Fundamental Trends In terms of revenue, the company hopes that this earnings announcement will help it rebound from streak of four straight quarters of decreases. Revenue fell 9.3% over the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 47.9% in third quarter of the last fiscal year and 22.7% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year and continued to drop first quarter.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 before market open

EPS: $1.38

Revenue Estimate: $6.51 billion

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)