Well-known banking analyst Meredith Whitney on Tuesday cut her earnings estimates for Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs for the second time in less than a month.
Shares of Goldman Sachs fell immediately after the news, but then rebounded higher.
Whitney, head of the Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, lowered her fourth quarter estimate for Goldman Sachs to $5.50 from $6.
She also cut her full-year estimate for Goldman for 2010 from $19.65 to $19.20; her 2011 earnings per share estimate from $20.60 to $20.25; and her 2012 estimate from $21.45 to $21.10.
Whitney had previously cut her estimates for Goldman on Dec. 17.
Whitney lowered her estimates for bank Morgan Stanley this past December, reducing her 2010 expectations to $2.60 a share from $2.63 a share. For 2011, her firm lowered its profit estimates to $2.75 a share from $3.28 a share on the bank.
It also set an earnings estimate of $2.90 a share for Morgan Stanley for 2012.