Barclays Slaughters Goldman, Cuts Q2 2010 EPS By 65% To $1.95 From $5.35 Previously, $4.29 Street Consensus

From Barclays: "Financial market conditions have deteriorated notably since 1Q10, evidenced by sharply wider credit spreads, cash-derivative basis, declines in structured finance indices, sharply higher volatility and a "flight-to-safety" trade in less risky assets. We believe this market dislocation, while certainly smaller than the dislocations seen in 2008 and early 2009, has impacted broker-dealer revenue generation in terms of client activity levels, trading revenue and investment banking results. Additionally, we believe that 2Q results will be more divergent across the Street, driven more by relative positioning for the moves this quarter." The key reasons for the Barclays cut: "The largest downward revisions are in lower core FICC (-40% seq to $4.49bn, -$1.18 EPS), lower core equities (-40% seq to $1.4bn, -$0.75 EPS), weaker investment banking (-37% seq to $743mm, -$0.39 EPS) and the inclusion of$650mm of UK bonus tax (-$0.90 EPS)." The Q2 financial earning season just got interesting.