2. As of noon trading, Blackstone Group ( BX) is up $0.31 (0.9%) to $35.08 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Blackstone Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.64-$35.30 after having opened the day at $34.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.77. The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm also provides financial advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations. Blackstone Group has a market cap of $19.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Blackstone Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Blackstone Group Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.