Updated from 3:19 a.m. EDT
NEW YORK (
was downgraded Tuesday to "neutral" from "buy" by banking analyst Meredith Whitney.
Goldman shares were down less than 2% in premarket trading Tuesday. The stock closed at $190.15 on Monday.
The investment bank reports earnings Thursday, in a week filled with reports from banking giants such as
Bank of America
Whitney, famous for predicting the downturn in the banking industry, had rated Goldman a "buy" in July and said in September the company "still has a lot of gas in its tank," according to
. It was her only "buy" recommendation.
Whitney launched her own firm -- Meredith Whitney Advisory Group -- in February after leaving Oppenheimer & Co.
-- Reported by Joseph Woelfel in New York
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