4. As of noon trading, Goldman Sachs Group ( GS) is up $2.32 (1.5%) to $156.45 on average volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Goldman Sachs Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $154.50-$157.10 after having opened the day at $154.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $154.13.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services, as well as a range of financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $71.2 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Goldman Sachs Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Goldman Sachs Group Ratings Report now.

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