NEW YORK — Bank stocks rose Monday amid upbeat comments from several analysts, including Meredith Whitney, known for her initially unpopular bearish calls on the stocks of large banks in the financial crisis that ultimately proved to be correct.

Whitney, of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, boosted her investment rating on the shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to buy, predicting it will post second-quarter results Tuesday above Street estimates. She also said bank stocks will be good buys in the short term due to a robust mortgage business.

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