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Goldman Sachs' earnings to boom over the next two years under Trump, UBS predicts

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Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
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The potential for Goldman Sachs to deliver better-than-expected earnings over the next two years should prompt investors to get behind the stock, according to analysts at UBS, who boosted their 12-month price forecast on the shares Friday.

"We believe we are entering a period where earnings power may inflect for bulge bracket investment banks due to lesser regulatory constraints," equity analyst Brennan Hawken wrote in a note to clients.

Other expected changes under President-elect Donald Trump, including lower corporate taxes, higher U.S. interest rates and increased fiscal spending, should generate a favorable business environment for financial institutions, especially Goldman Sachs, according to UBS.


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