“Goldman Sachs’ equity strategy team led by David Kostin just published its 2013 U.S. Equity Outlook Report.
And it’s bullish.
Here’s how Kostin’s team sees the S&P 500 unfolding next year:
Valuation: 12-month target of 1575 reflects 12% potential return
Our 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month forecasts are 1450, 1500, and 1575. We use six valuation approaches including DDM, uncertainty-based P/E multiple, cyclically-adjusted P/E multiple, price/book and ROE relationship.
“S&P 500 sales, which are measured in nominal terms, will rise by 4.4% in 2013 and 4.7% in 2014,” wrote Kostin. “We forecast net margins will remain static as they have for the past 18 months, hovering in the 8.8%-9.0% band through the end of 2014. Given this environment, S&P 500 EPS will rise from $100 in 2012 to $107 in 2013 and $114 in 2014.”
Kostin first launched that 1,575 price target last month. But this massive new 50-page report includes much more detail on strategy…”Twitter