The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) [Trend Analysis] luring active investment momentum, shares a decrease -0.13% to $242.25. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is doubling down on automated trading.Long a leading destination for hedge funds where humans pick what to trade, Goldman Sachs hasn’t fared as well with quantitative managers, who rely on computer strategies to make buy and sell decisions. Now the Wall Street firm says it’s trying to attract more quant funds with a sales effort aimed at achieving a top-three ranking.
Goldman Sachs has a full suite of services to offer quants after upgrading its technology, according to the partners leading the effort, Raj Mahajan and Jeff Nedelman. “What we found is that that there are real basis points of execution quality at risk,” Mahajan, hired in 2015 as head of the equity electronic-execution business, said in an interview last month at the firm’s New York headquarters. “We’ve been investing heavily to ensure that our clients capture them.” The total volume of 256285 shares held in the session was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 3956.28 shares. EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -28.90%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 18.20%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 2.61 and price to earnings ratio of 19.32 attracting passive investors.
Several matter pinch shares of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) [Trend Analysis], as shares moving up 0.43% to $51.56 with a share volume of 684809. Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary C. Kelly reported changes to the Company’s executive Leadership ranks with Thomas M. Nealon named as President and Michael G. Van de Ven named as the airline’s Chief Operating Officer.
These changes are effective immediately.In his role as President, Nealon, 55, will report to Kelly and have accountability for the Commercial, Finance, Technology, Corporate Delivery, and Corporate Strategy departments. Commercial and Finance functions will transition to Nealon later this year.Nealon re-joined Southwest a year ago as Executive Vice President Strategy & Innovation. He had previously been a member of Southwest’s Board of Directors from 2010-2015 and also served as Southwest’s Chief Information Officer from 2002-2006.
Nealon began his career in 1983 and in addition to Southwest has worked in a variety of roles for Frito-Lay, The Feld Group and JCPenney. Throughout his career, Nealon has held a wide range of executive roles, including, technology, e-commerce, strategy, digital ventures, and innovation. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Fossil Group. The stock is going forward its 52-week low with 53.26% and moving down from its 52-week high price with -1.04%. To have technical analysis views, liquidity ratio of a company was calculated 0.60 as evaluated with its debt to equity ratio of 0.43. The float short ratio was 2.02%, as compared to sentiment indicator; Short Ratio was 1.73.