BUSINESS NEWS: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) Expected To Report Dip in Q1 2016 Profit, Revenue

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American investment banking giant Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will report its first-quarter earnings before markets open Tuesday. Analysts expect the company to report earnings of $2.45 a share, down from $5.94 a share it earned in the first quarter of 2015.
The bank, which recently agreed to pay out over $5 billion to settle allegations related to the sale of subprime mortgage to investors between 2005 and 2007, is also forecast to report a 36.6 percent year-on-year drop in revenue, to $6.73 billion in the first three months of 2016 from $10.6 billion.
Goldman’s pretax profit is also expected to take a hit and is likely to drop to $1.87 billion from $3.93 billion in the first quarter of 2015.
On Monday, shares of Goldman Sachs closed up 0.18 percent. So far this year, the company’s shares have dropped 12.6 percent, underperforming the broad market index.

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