Goldman Sachs Group, Inc (NYSE:GS) reported on Monday that United States homebuilders are an attractive investment as the housing market starts a “strong” revival that may compel a boost in new-home sales.
Goldman Sachs analysts Joshua Pollard and Anto Savarirajan stated in a note to clients that housing has a long list of positives comprising boosting prices, job growth, supportive government policies and a drop in the so-called shadow inventory of homes. Goldman Sachs analysts boosted their rating on the homebuilding industry to attractive from neutral.
Public homebuilders, which have been taking market share from closely held corporations, announced boosting orders this year as mortgage rates moved down to record lows and the supply of present homes for sale drop. The Commerce Department reported previous week that construction of single-family houses moved up 4.7% in June to a 539,000 annual rate, the best in 2 years.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) moved up +1.59% to end at $34.44, State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) fell -0.90% to settle at $39.72 while Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) plunged -2.05% to finish on Monday at $25.34.
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc (NYSE:GS) last session volume of 4.76 million shares was higher than its average volume of 4.66 million shares. The stock after opening at $91.94 hit high price of $93.42 and then closed at $93.16 by scoring -1.06%.
GS generated revenue of 33.99 billion in the following twelve months and earned $3.55 billion. The Company showed a positive +10.86% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 15.04%.
The GS past twelve months price to sales ratio was 1.35.
The stock showed weekly downbeat performance of -4.63% which was maintained for the month at -0.79%. Likewise the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -16.24% and for the year was -30.23% while the YTD performance remained at +3.82%.
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