Keefe Bruyette cuts Goldman Sachs to market perform

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by ASusilovic, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Keefe Bruyette & Woods analyst Lauren Smith on Tuesday cut her rating on Goldman Sachs to market perform from outperform and said the stock's recent run-up is limiting upside potential. "There is no longer enough upside to support the outperform, and we don't see catalyst for significant multiple expansion," Smith wrote in a research report. In the same note, Smith maintained an outperform rating on Goldman rival Morgan Stanley's shares, saying they had attractive upside and total potential return. "There is more than a 50% chance, in our view, that the market takes a big step back before moving higher after last week's rally. We believe that both Goldman and Morgan Stanley will remain highly volatile and will continue to provide a lot of trading opportunities but we think they are more likely to give back some of these recent gains along with the market," she concluded.}&dist=hplatest

    Somebody is caught in the short sqeeze "trap", it seems...
  2. Daal


    If GS runs at the 10% ROE it would be at 10 times earnings trading at $100. 10 multiple for MAYBE 10% ROE seems a bit high, specially given all the balance sheet/leverage/regulation risk the company carries, revenues will remain under pressure for years too. I'm short GS here and I think it needs to go to around $60-$70 on valuation alone
  3. Get ready for a "musical chairs" medley of banks downgrading one another! :cool:
  4. "Dip buying has been consistently rewarded lately and it doesn't much matter what caused the dip.":D
  5. French onion flavored with rippled potato chips. :cool: