Bridges Investment Management Has Decreased By $1.02 Million Its Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Stake; Profile of 7 Analysts Covering The Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)

Bridges Investment Management Inc decreased Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) stake by 43.56% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bridges Investment Management Inc sold 4,313 shares as Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS)’s stock declined 13.97%. The Bridges Investment Management Inc holds 5,589 shares with $1.33 million value, down from 9,902 last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc now has $97.21 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.48% or $1.25 during the last trading session, reaching $257.72. About 1.29 million shares traded. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 39.23% since December 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.53% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Bank of Nova Scotia has $93 highest and $45 lowest target. $82’s average target is -0.35% below currents $82.29 stock price. Bank of Nova Scotia had 54 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, June 1. The rating was maintained by National Bank Canada on Tuesday, August 4 with “Sector Perform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 21 by Dundee Securities. Scotia Capital maintained the shares of BNS in report on Friday, February 3 with “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 1 by Scotia Capital. The rating was maintained by KBW with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, August 18. The rating was initiated by Bank of America with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 1. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, March 1 by TD Securities. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, December 6 with “Outperform”. The rating was upgraded by Desjardins Securities on Friday, January 8 to “Buy”. See The Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) latest ratings:

06/12/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Outperform New Target: $86.00 Maintain
17/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Old Target: $90.00 New Target: $93.00 Target Up
01/11/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Old Target: $88.00 New Target: $92.00 Target Up

Among 29 analysts covering Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has $287 highest and $140 lowest target. $236.81’s average target is -8.11% below currents $257.72 stock price. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had 87 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) on Thursday, June 22 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, January 6. As per Wednesday, April 19, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. On Wednesday, March 30 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. On Wednesday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, April 21 by Atlantic Securities. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 26 to “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 17 by Rafferty. As per Wednesday, November 30, the company rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.33, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 63 investors sold GS shares while 427 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 285 raised stakes. 271.74 million shares or 2.47% less from 278.62 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Valicenti Advisory Svcs reported 14,086 shares. Artemis Investment Management Llp has 0.1% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Citadel Advsr Ltd Liability holds 0.44% or 2.39 million shares. Cadence Bank Na has 1,155 shares. X Com Ltd Liability Corp reported 2,615 shares. New York-based Donald Smith & Inc has invested 1.41% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Geode Lc stated it has 3.76M shares or 0.33% of all its holdings. Ing Groep Nv accumulated 0.96% or 210,385 shares. Birinyi Assocs Inc invested 2.1% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Denver Invest Advsrs Lc reported 1,390 shares stake. Tru Of Toledo Na Oh accumulated 1,815 shares. Cobblestone Capital Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 2,672 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Brown Advisory Secs Lc holds 0.05% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 916 shares. Cornerstone Investment Partners Ltd has 480,224 shares. 7,800 were accumulated by Martin And Tn.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $15.08 million activity. 7,393 shares were sold by VINIAR DAVID A, worth $1.81 million on Friday, October 20. ROGERS JOHN F.W. had sold 17,685 shares worth $4.16 million on Tuesday, August 8. SOLOMON DAVID M had sold 3,260 shares worth $754,997. SCHWARTZ HARVEY M sold $6.13M worth of stock or 25,000 shares. Shares for $1.19M were sold by GNODDE RICHARD J.

Bridges Investment Management Inc increased Merck & Co Inc Com (NYSE:MRK) stake by 27,415 shares to 73,851 valued at $4.73 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Target Corp Com (NYSE:TGT) stake by 19,074 shares and now owns 63,939 shares. United Parcel Service Cl B (NYSE:UPS) was raised too.

Analysts await The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) to report earnings on January, 17 before the open. They expect $5.10 earnings per share, up 0.39% or $0.02 from last year’s $5.08 per share. GS’s profit will be $1.92 billion for 12.63 P/E if the $5.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $5.02 actual earnings per share reported by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.59% EPS growth.

The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various financial services in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and the Asia-Pacific. The company has market cap of $98.70 billion. It offers financial advice, solutions, and day-to-day banking products, including debit cards, checking and saving accounts, credit cards, investments, mortgages, loans, and related creditor insurance products to individuals and small businesses; and commercial banking solutions comprising lending, deposit, cash management, and trade finance solutions to medium and large businesses comprising automotive dealers and their customers. It has a 12.68 P/E ratio. The firm also provides a suite of investment and wealth management advice, services, products, and solutions to customers, as well as advisors.