Meredith Whitney gave Goldman Sachs Group Inc. her only "buy" recommendation among the eight banks she covers, saying the shares may climb 30%.

Whitney, the founder of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group LLC, hasn't recommended buying shares of Goldman Sachs since January 2008, when she was an analyst at Oppenheimer & Co. The stock may reach $186 from $141.87 on July 10, the analyst said in a note to clients Monday.

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