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(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs (NYSE:) expects the to rise by a extra modest 9% by the top of subsequent yr, saying the record-setting rally is more likely to cool on worries over slowing financial development and the prospects of upper rates of interest.
The U.S. equities market has been on a tear this yr, with the benchmark index surging about 25% because the economic system recovers from the pandemic lows, driving company earnings.
However, Goldman’s forecast for the index was in distinction with that of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:), which expects the S&P 500 to maneuver decrease in 2022, with a base case goal of 4,400.
Goldman is anticipating the index to hit 5,100 by the top of subsequent yr. It closed at 4,682.80 on Monday
“Decelerating economic growth, a tightening Fed, and rising real yields suggest investors should expect modestly below-average returns next year,” Goldman Sachs analyst David Kostin stated in a observe.
The brokerage expects internet earnings per share to develop 8% to $226 in 2022. It had earlier raised the earnings per share forecast for S&P 500 corporations to $207 from $193 for 2021, implying annual development of 45%.
Profit margins will rise by 40 foundation level to 12.6% in 2022, however fall in 2023 as a result of company tax reforms, Kostin added.
Even although actual charges will rise, which refers to rate of interest minus inflation, they may stay detrimental, and investor fairness allocations will proceed to publish document highs, Kostin stated.
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