Albion Financial Group Ut Lowers stake in BlackRock (BLK)

BlackRock (BLK) : Albion Financial Group Ut reduced its stake in BlackRock by 7.14% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 715 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $261,311 after selling 55 shares in BlackRock , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 21, 2016.BlackRock makes up approximately 0.04% of Albion Financial Group Ut’s portfolio.

BlackRock opened for trading at $366 and hit $369.33 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $367.47, with a gain of 0.41% or 1.51 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 4,51,219 shares. Company has a market cap of $61,028 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Jolley Asset Management added BLK to its portfolio by purchasing 320 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $116,950. BlackRock makes up approx 0.10% of Jolley Asset Management’s portfolio.Fisher Asset Management reduced its stake in BLK by selling 4,324 shares or 5.4% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 75,737 shares of BLK which is valued at $27,679,601. BlackRock makes up approx 0.05% of Fisher Asset Management’s portfolio.1st Global Advisors boosted its stake in BLK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 353 additional shares and now holds a total of 5,981 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $2,139,643. BlackRock makes up approx 0.30% of 1st Global Advisors’s portfolio.Guinness Asset Management Ltd reduced its stake in BLK by selling 140 shares or 15.56% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 760 shares of BLK which is valued at $271,882. BlackRock makes up approx 0.08% of Guinness Asset Management Ltd’s portfolio.First Financial Bank N.a. – Trust Division boosted its stake in BLK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 93 additional shares and now holds a total of 14,211 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $4,731,695. BlackRock makes up approx 0.94% of First Financial Bank N.a. – Trust Division’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, BlackRock reported $4.25 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.05 based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 14, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $4.30. The company had revenue of $2624.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2737.66 million. The company’s revenue was down -3.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $4.89 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on BlackRock. BlackRock was Upgraded by Citigroup to ” Buy” on Apr 19, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Apr 15, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 392 from a previous price target of $367 .Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on Apr 15, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 390 from a previous price target of $350 .

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.

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