Mazama Capital Management Inc buys $15.3 Million stake in Blackstone Group LP (BX)

Blackstone Group LP (BX) : Mazama Capital Management Inc scooped up 210,237 additional shares in Blackstone Group LP during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 591,888 shares of Blackstone Group LP which is valued at $15.3 Million.Blackstone Group LP makes up approximately 3.13% of Mazama Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Credit Agricole S A reduced its stake in BX by selling 106,500 shares or 12.51% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 744,900 shares of BX which is valued at $19.2 Million. Blackstone Group LP makes up approx 0.09% of Credit Agricole S A’s portfolio. Willingdon Wealth Management added BX to its portfolio by purchasing 17,641 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $455,138. Blackstone Group LP makes up approx 0.28% of Willingdon Wealth Management’s portfolio.Account Management reduced its stake in BX by selling 4,800 shares or 2.29% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 204,780 shares of BX which is valued at $5.5 Million. Blackstone Group LP makes up approx 6.02% of Account Management’s portfolio.

Blackstone Group LP opened for trading at $24.89 and hit $25.72 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $25.45, with a gain of 2.66% or 0.66 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,21,41,418 shares. Company has a market cap of $30,347 M.

On the company’s financial health, Blackstone Group LP reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.08 based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.39. The company had revenue of $929.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $985.61 million. The company’s revenue was down -63.0 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.37 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Blackstone Group LP. Shares were Downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Mar 11, 2016 to ” Hold” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 28 from a previous price target of $30 .

The Blackstone Group L.P. is a global alternative asset manager. The Company’s alternative asset management businesses include investment vehicles focused on private equity real estate hedge fund solutions non-investment grade credit secondary funds and multi-asset class exposures falling outside of other funds’ mandates. The Company’s segments include Private Equity Real Estate Hedge Fund Solutions and Credit. The Company’s Private Equity segment focuses on identifying managing and creating lasting value for its investors. The Company manages a number of global European and Asian focused opportunistic real estate funds several real estate debt investment funds a real estate investment trust (BXMT). The Company’s Hedge Fund Solutions group consists of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM). Its credit business consists of GSO Capital Partners LP (GSO). It is a participant in the leveraged finance markets.

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