4. As of noon trading, Blackstone Group ( BX) is down $0.85 (-3.7%) to $22.25 on average volume Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Blackstone Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.00-$23.20 after having opened the day at $23.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.10. The Blackstone Group L.P., together with its subsidiaries, provides alternative asset management and financial advisory services worldwide. It operates in five segments: Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions, Credit Businesses, and Financial Advisory. Blackstone Group has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 48.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Blackstone Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Blackstone Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Blackstone Group Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.