In its first full public quarter, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported $638 million in earnings, or $1.31 per share, easily beating the analysts consensus by 22 cents.

Pro forma earnings for the third quarter, which ended Aug. 27, increased 2.2% from the previous quarter and 94% from a year earlier, when earnings totaled $329 million, or 69 cents per share. Goldman's fiscal year closes in November.

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