Some of Goldman Sachs' (GS) largest shareholders are peeved about the $717K-average bonuses the...

|About: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)|By:, SA News Editor

Some of Goldman Sachs' (GS) largest shareholders are peeved about the $717K-average bonuses the bank's staff are to get this year, and want the bank to disperse more earnings to investors, sources say. Despite record net income, analysts expect Goldman's 2009 earnings per share to be 22% lower than in 2007. A spokesman for the bank pointed out that, since going public in 1999, the company has generated a total return of 159%, while shares have more than doubled YTD.