Simplex Trading adds BlackRock (BLK) to its portfolio

BlackRock (BLK) : Simplex Trading added new position in BlackRock during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 1,396 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $498,665 , the company said in a statement filed on Oct 7, 2016 with the SEC.BlackRock makes up approximately 0.06% of Simplex Trading’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc Tx reduced its stake in BLK by selling 1,408 shares or 4.32% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 31,153 shares of BLK which is valued at $11,128,163. BlackRock makes up approx 0.23% of Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc Tx’s portfolio.Independent Portfolio Consultants reduced its stake in BLK by selling 70 shares or 3.37% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,007 shares of BLK which is valued at $718,988. BlackRock makes up approx 0.23% of Independent Portfolio Consultants’s portfolio.Franklin Street Advisors Inc Nc reduced its stake in BLK by selling 1,073 shares or 3.16% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 32,832 shares of BLK which is valued at $11,761,736. BlackRock makes up approx 2.16% of Franklin Street Advisors Inc Nc’s portfolio. West Oak Capital added BLK to its portfolio by purchasing 9 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $3,224.Harbour Capital Advisors boosted its stake in BLK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 320 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,005 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $1,434,751. BlackRock makes up approx 0.77% of Harbour Capital Advisors’s portfolio.

BlackRock opened for trading at $356.99 and hit $358.6 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $357.21, with a gain of 0.11% or 0.41 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 7,89,321 shares. Company has a market cap of $58,110 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.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on BlackRock. Company shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Sep 9, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 414 from a previous price target of $404 .BlackRock was Downgraded by Keefe Bruyette to ” Mkt Perform” on Jul 15, 2016.

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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