Goldman Sachs Beats, Plans to Repurchase $8.7 Bln Worth of Stock

Goldman Sachs beat on earnings and revenue. Goldman reported $5.02 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the estimate of $4.17. Revenue also beat coming in at $8.33 billion during the quarter versus the $7.59 billion estimate.

For the first time ever, Goldman Sachs disclosed its buyback target. Chief Financial Officer R. Martin Chavez said that Goldman Sachs Group expects to spend $8.7 billion repurchasing shares from investors.

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