Lambster pointed out a very interesting link on GS's activities in the past. I thought it was worthy of its own thread; beware and don't let them have your Intel shares at a discount!
Jim: In December 2009, Goldman Sachs put Harley Davidson on their conviction-sell list with a $23 target. Insider holdings data on NASDAQ.com shows Goldman actually increased their holdings in HOG during the fourth quarter of ‘09 from 400,000 shares to over 4.5 million shares. What gives? What allows Goldman to downgrade a stock while buying it hand over fist? -James in North Carolina
Cramer: “That’s a very good question. The answer is, very separate divisions. The asset division is differently run from the research. They can often be in conflict. It is not dictated by the Goldman research. That’s separate portfolio managers. But that is a great question, and the optics are quite horrible.” __