1. As of noon trading, Goldman Sachs Group ( GS) is up $1.02 (0.6%) to $168.64 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Goldman Sachs Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $166.44-$169.69 after having opened the day at $167.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $167.62.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services, as well as financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $76.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 31.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Goldman Sachs Group a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. 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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