Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Q3 Profit Climbs

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) announced earnings for its third quarter that advanced from the same period last year.

The company's profit came in at $3.48 billion, or $9.68 per share. This compares with $1.79 billion, or $4.79 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $5.57 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 29.6% to $10.78 billion from $8.32 billion last year.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $3.48 Bln. vs. $1.79 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $9.68 vs. $4.79 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $5.57
-Revenue (Q3): $10.78 Bln vs. $8.32 Bln last year.

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