Goldman Sachs Revenues Disappoint and the Financial Sector Edges Down (GS, WFC, RF, NTRS, BAC, HCBK)

Financial stocks were hit hard today after Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) announced revenues that missed analysts’ expectations. On average, analysts had anticipated $39.49 billion in net revenues for 2010, but at $39.16 billion, GS’ actual results were lower. GS’s EPS was down from 2009 but did beat analysts’ expectations. That wasn’t enough to reverse the negative trend and GS fell from $174.68 to $166.03.

Despite reporting revenues that exceeded analysts’ expectations, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) also dropped from $32.49 to $31.81.

Losses stretched across the sector, affecting Regions Financial (NYSE: RF) which fell from $7.55 to $7.13, Northern Trust (NASDAQ: NTRS) which dropped from $55.64 to $52.49, Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) falling from $15.00 to $14.37 and Hudson City Bancorp (NASDAQ: HCBK) which had a marked drop from $13.16 to $12.04 despite announcing a quarter four 2010 EPS that beat analysts’ expectations.

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*Prices and charts courtesy of Yahoo Finance.