BlackRock (BLK) : Parsons Capital Management Incri scooped up 120 additional shares in BlackRock during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 10, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 15,479 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $5,674,601.BlackRock makes up approximately 0.75% of Parsons Capital Management Incri’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Ironsides Asset Advisors sold out all of its stake in BLK during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 1,164 shares of BLK which is valued $426,722.Sigma Planning Corp reduced its stake in BLK by selling 50 shares or 3.59% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,341 shares of BLK which is valued at $486,850. BlackRock makes up approx 0.06% of Sigma Planning Corp’s portfolio. Barometer Capital Management sold out all of its stake in BLK during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 3,300 shares of BLK which is valued $1,180,674.Heritage Investors Management Corp boosted its stake in BLK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 323 additional shares and now holds a total of 25,820 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $9,237,880. BlackRock makes up approx 0.67% of Heritage Investors Management Corp’s portfolio.
BlackRock opened for trading at $369.93 and hit $372.98 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $372.05, with a gain of 0.34% or 1.26 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,78,941 shares. Company has a market cap of $61,114 M.
On the company’s financial health, BlackRock reported $4.78 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.01 based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 14, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $4.79. The company had revenue of $2804.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2805.03 million. The company’s revenue was down -3.5 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $4.96 EPS.
Investors should note that on Jul 20, 2016, BlackRock announced a cash dividend of $2.2900. The company’s management has announced Aug 31, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 2, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 23, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on BlackRock. BlackRock was Downgraded by Keefe Bruyette to ” Mkt Perform” on Jul 15, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Jun 16, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 363 from a previous price target of $386 .
BlackRock Inc. is an investment management firm. The Company provides investment and risk management services to institutional and retail clients across the world. Its product offerings include single- and multi-asset class portfolios investing in equities fixed income alternatives and money market instruments. Products are offered directly and through intermediaries in a variety of vehicles including open-end and closed-end mutual funds iShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) separate accounts collective investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles. The Company also offers its BlackRock Solutions investment and risk management technology platform Aladdin risk analytics and advisory services and solutions. It has $4.65 trillion of assets under management at December 31 2014.