The shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) and Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) declined to -0.16% closing at the price of $225.35 whereas the shares of Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) soared 2.67% with the increase of 1.84 points closing at the price of $70.77. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) has currently decrease -12.17% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Bunge Limited subtracted -4.49% in the previous 6-months.
Now we have to analyze the facts that if the stocks were worthy off investors’ money? The facts to analyze here are risks, profitability, returns and price trends.
Returns and Profitability
Profitability and returns are the main reason of investment, the investors are looking for profits that they get and return they should expect over the period of time.
The first and foremost return that is considered while making an investment is the ROI or Return on Investment. The ROI is the ratio between the profit against the cost of investment. Currently the ROI of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) is 1.5% while the ROI of Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) is 2.5%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, GS’s EBITDA Margin is NOT AVAILABLE whereas BG’s is 17.01.
Both the profitability ratios suggest a mixed sentiment for Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) and Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG).
EPS & Surprise Factor
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) reported $5.98/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $4.66/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 28.3 Percent. While, Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) reported EPS of $0.1/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $1.04/share depicting a Surprise of -90.4 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Bunge Limited. so GS is more profitable than BG.
Technical Analysis of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) & Bunge Limited
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) was in BEARISH territory and Bunge Limited was in BULLISH territory.
GS’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BULLISH with LOW volatility. While BG’s candle is BULLISH with HIGH.
EPS Growth Rate: GS’s 31.55% versus BG’s 10.1%
Another shareholder value can be analyzed through the EPS growth rate; the next 5 years EPS growth rate is predicted by the analysts after the analyzing the previous trends. The next 5 year EPS growth rate of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GS) is predicted at 31.55% while Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) stands at 10.1%. These numbers suggest that GS is more suitable investment in terms of EPS growth rate.
Financial Risk and Liquidity Concerns
The current ratio and the debt ratio are the two ratios that show the investor how quickly the company is able to payout its debt and how quickly it can cover its obligations. The current ratio of GS stands at 0 while BG is at 1.5 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 7.23 while the debt ratio of the later is 1.46.
The values of the both ratios suggest that one is more liquid and other investment is more risk free.
While making an investment, another main factor to consider before investing is the analyst recommendation on the scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is strong buy, 2 is buy, 3 is hold, 4 is Sell and 5 is strong sell. Analyst recommend 2.3 for GS and 2.2 for BG which means GS has Hold rating whereas BG has Hold rating.
Another recommendation of analyst that is to be considered worthy is the price target. The mare price or price trend does not suggest the suitability of a stock. The price target set by analyst is also to be considered while investing as it suggests to what extent the stock will rise or fall in the near future. The price target set for GS is $275.78 which is 18.29% of its current price while BG has price target of 83.33 which is 15.07% of its current price.
Valuation is the process of determining the company’s worth for an investor, the valuation ratios give an insight to that worthiness.
GS currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 9.49 whereas BG has 0 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 8.9 and for the later it depicts the value of 12.72.
The price to Book P/B for GS is 1.16, Price to Sale is at 1.75 and for BG these ratios stand at 1.83 and 0.22.