Blackrock a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock With 2.5% Yield (BLK)

Blackrock Inc (Symbol: BLK) has been named a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock by Dividend Channel, signifying a stock with above-average …

Blackrock Inc (Symbol: BLK) has been named a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock by Dividend Channel, signifying a stock with above-average ”DividendRank” statistics including a strong 2.5% yield, as well as being recognized by prominent asset managers as being a socially responsible investment, through analysis of social and environmental criteria. Environmental criteria include considerations like the environmental impact of the company’s products and services, as well as the company’s efficiency in terms of its use of energy and resources. Social criteria include elements such as human rights, child labor, corporate diversity, and the company’s impact on society — for instance, taken into consideration would be business activities tied to weapons, gambling, tobacco, and alcohol.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Blackrock Inc is a member of both the iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF (SUSA), making up 2.30% of the underlying holdings of the fund, as well as the iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social Index Fund ETF (DSI), where BLK makes up 0.44% of the underlying holdings of the fund.

The annualized dividend paid by Blackrock Inc is $14.52/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 03/04/2020. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for BLK, which the DividendRank report stressed as being of key importance. Indeed, studying a company’s past dividend history can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue.

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Advisor Group Inc. Grows Stock Holdings in Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund Inc. (NYSE:MQY)

Millennium Management LLC acquired a new position in Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund during the 4th quarter worth $314,000. Finally, Raymond …

Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund logoAdvisor Group Inc. lifted its position in Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund Inc. (NYSE:MQY) by 300.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 8,928 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 6,700 shares during the period. Advisor Group Inc.’s holdings in Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund were worth $130,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of MQY. First Trust Advisors LP bought a new stake in shares of Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $145,000. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. lifted its holdings in Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund by 23.7% during the 1st quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 15,624 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $220,000 after buying an additional 2,995 shares in the last quarter. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC acquired a new position in Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund during the 1st quarter worth $270,000. Millennium Management LLC acquired a new position in Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund during the 4th quarter worth $314,000. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund by 10.2% during the 1st quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 45,606 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $643,000 after buying an additional 4,231 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 18.88% of the company’s stock.

Shares of MQY stock traded down $0.27 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $14.63. The company had a trading volume of 128,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 51,416. The company has a 50 day moving average of $14.92 and a 200 day moving average of $14.41. Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund Inc. has a 1-year low of $12.70 and a 1-year high of $15.31.

The company also recently announced a — dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.053 per share. This represents a yield of 4.2%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 13th.

Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund Company Profile

BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc is a close ended fixed income mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc It is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. The fund invests in fixed income markets. It invests in long-term municipal obligations the interest on which is exempt from federal income taxes. The fund also invests in short-term securities.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund (NYSE:MQY)

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Envestnet Asset Management Inc. Purchases 3808 Shares of BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT)

Millennium Management LLC bought a new stake in BlackRock Income Trust in the 4th quarter valued at about $62,000. Janney Montgomery Scott …

BlackRock Income Trust logoEnvestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) by 8.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 47,239 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,808 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. owned 0.07% of BlackRock Income Trust worth $286,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in BKT. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in BlackRock Income Trust in the 2nd quarter valued at about $33,000. Millennium Management LLC bought a new stake in BlackRock Income Trust in the 4th quarter valued at about $62,000. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC bought a new stake in BlackRock Income Trust in the 2nd quarter valued at about $70,000. FNY Investment Advisers LLC raised its stake in BlackRock Income Trust by 54.2% in the 2nd quarter. FNY Investment Advisers LLC now owns 36,710 shares of the company’s stock valued at $222,000 after acquiring an additional 12,900 shares during the period. Finally, HNP Capital LLC raised its stake in BlackRock Income Trust by 3.6% in the 2nd quarter. HNP Capital LLC now owns 108,421 shares of the company’s stock valued at $656,000 after acquiring an additional 3,734 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 52.94% of the company’s stock.

Shares of BlackRock Income Trust stock opened at $5.98 on Friday. BlackRock Income Trust has a 52-week low of $5.55 and a 52-week high of $6.16. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $6.06 and its 200 day simple moving average is $5.98.

The company also recently disclosed a — dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 30th. Investors of record on Monday, September 16th will be paid a $0.0344 dividend. This represents a yield of 6.8%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 13th.

About BlackRock Income Trust

BlackRock Income Trust, Inc is a closed ended fixed income mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc The fund is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. It invests in the fixed income markets of the United States. The fund invests in securities of companies that operate across diversified sectors. It invests in securities such as U.S.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT)

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Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management Cut Its Qualcomm (QCOM) Position by $3.14 …

Blackrock Inc increased its stake in Finisar Corp (FNSR) by 0.6% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blackrock Inc bought …

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Blackrock Inc increased its stake in Finisar Corp (FNSR) by 0.6% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blackrock Inc bought 107,524 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.04% . The institutional investor held 18.11 million shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $414.14 million, up from 18.00 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blackrock Inc who had been investing in Finisar Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.76B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.33% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $22.98. About 1.16 million shares traded. Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) has risen 39.73% since September 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 39.73% the S&P500. Some Historical FNSR News: 08/03/2018 – Finisar 3Q Adj EPS 20c; 08/03/2018 – FINISAR SEES 4Q ADJ EPS 9.0C TO 15C, EST. 21.3C; 08/03/2018 – Finisar 3Q Loss/Shr 49c; 08/03/2018 – FINISAR CORP QTRLY SHR LOSS $0.49; 13/03/2018 – Finisar Introduces Industry’s First 400G QSFP-DD Active Optical Cable and Transceivers for Switching and Routing Applications; 05/04/2018 – CAFC: FINISAR CORPORATION v. NISTICA, INC. [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] – Appeal #17-1649 – 2018-04-05; 15/03/2018 – Finisar Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 09/03/2018 – Tech Today: Netflix’s Halo, Finisar’s Dismal Report, Big Blue’s View — Barron’s Blog; 08/03/2018 – Finisar Sees 4Q Rev $300M-$320M; 13/03/2018 – Finisar Introduces Industry’s Smallest Coherent Optical Assembly for High-Density Line Card and Transceiver Designs at OFC 20

Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management decreased its stake in Qualcomm Inc (QCOM) by 26.17% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management sold 41,262 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.29% . The institutional investor held 116,404 shares of the radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $8.86 million, down from 157,666 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management who had been investing in Qualcomm Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $95.32B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.85% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $78.41. About 5.34 million shares traded. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has risen 17.92% since September 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.92% the S&P500. Some Historical QCOM News: 29/03/2018 – Tsinghua Unigroup postpones mobile chip unit IPO; 14/03/2018 – Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd is planning to scrap its bid for Qualcomm Inc, after U.S; 08/05/2018 – Australian Gov: WIPO PUBLISHES PATENT OF QUALCOMM FOR “SOURCE FOLLOWER BASED ENVELOPE TRACKING FOR POWER AMPLIFIER BIASING”; 14/03/2018 – Trump’s decision to block Broadcom’s attempt to acquire Qualcomm will deter companies from looking for growth beyond national borders, experts say; 12/03/2018 – US turns up heat on Broadcom over relocation aspect of Qualcomm battle; 02/04/2018 – Qualcomm Extends NXP Tender Offer to April 6; 16/03/2018 – Qualcomm’s Former Chairman Said to Explore Taking Company Private; 09/03/2018 – Broadcom: ‘Any Notion That a Combined Broadcom-Qualcomm Would Slash Funding or Cede Leadership in 5G Is Completely Unfounded’; 06/03/2018 – Qualcomm, Huawei in Talks to Settle Patent-Royalty Dispute; 25/04/2018 – QUALCOMM SAID CHINA SELL-THROUGH OF SMARTPHONES HAS BEEN OK

More notable recent QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Notable ETF Inflow Detected – QQQ, TXN, QCOM, MU – Nasdaq” on August 21, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Will Lower Revenues Hurt Qualcomm’s (QCOM) Q3 Earnings? – Nasdaq” published on July 29, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Here’s Where You Buy Qualcomm Stock – Nasdaq” on July 03, 2019. More interesting news about QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 05, 2019 – Nasdaq” published on June 04, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Qualcomm bringing 5G to lower-cost phones – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: September 06, 2019.

Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management, which manages about $219.15 million and $242.14M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alphabet Inc. by 7,296 shares to 7,496 shares, valued at $8.12 million in 2019Q2, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in 2019 Q2. Its up 0.08, from 0.77 in 2019Q1. It is positive, as 66 investors sold QCOM shares while 468 reduced holdings. 172 funds opened positions while 281 raised stakes. 927.97 million shares or 2.98% more from 901.11 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Hamlin Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 2.88% or 880,469 shares. Adell Harriman And Carpenter has 62,255 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Keystone Planning has invested 1.31% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Hbk Sorce Advisory Lc holds 18,628 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Argent Tru, a Tennessee-based fund reported 47,609 shares. Art Advsr Ltd Com holds 0.15% or 35,500 shares. Hallmark invested in 2,680 shares. Fosun International Limited invested 0.11% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Manufacturers Life Ins The accumulated 1.13M shares. F&V Cap Management owns 3,920 shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. Bamco reported 4,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Blue Chip Prns, Michigan-based fund reported 21,839 shares. American Grp Incorporated Incorporated holds 0.16% or 522,885 shares in its portfolio. Roosevelt Investment Group Incorporated reported 0.08% stake. Altfest L J & Communications Incorporated has invested 0.18% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM).

Analysts await QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) to report earnings on November, 6. They expect $0.55 EPS, down 27.63% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.76 per share. QCOM’s profit will be $668.61 million for 35.64 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual EPS reported by QUALCOMM Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.06% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Telecom Stock Roundup: Sprint Boosts Video Analytics, AT&T’s Content Deal & More – Nasdaq” on September 05, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Finisar Introduces L-band High Resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer for R&D and Manufacturing Applications – Nasdaq” published on September 03, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Finisar EPS misses by $0.02, misses on revenue – Seeking Alpha” on September 04, 2019. More interesting news about Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “3 Top Augmented Reality Stocks to Buy Right Now – Nasdaq” published on August 27, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Why I’m Fading The Finisar Deal For Now – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: September 05, 2019.

Blackrock Inc, which manages about $2337.62B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Plains Gp Hldgs LP by 180,751 shares to 1.80 million shares, valued at $45.06M in 2019Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Taylor Morrison Home Corp (NYSE:TMHC) by 565,096 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 9.46M shares, and cut its stake in Bank New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2019. Its down 0.15, from 0.98 in 2019Q1. It dropped, as 29 investors sold FNSR shares while 49 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 107.79 million shares or 13.16% less from 124.12 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Intl Gp Inc has 0.01% invested in Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) for 88,319 shares. Highvista Strategies Limited Liability Corp holds 1.53% of its portfolio in Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) for 130,661 shares. Utd Automobile Association accumulated 142,117 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Charles Schwab Invest Mngmt has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR). Swiss State Bank holds 0.01% or 214,000 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans has 0.01% invested in Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) for 92,497 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR). Arizona State Retirement invested in 182,893 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth Mngmt accumulated 10,475 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio owns 4,938 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 247,998 are held by Havens Lc. Aqr Capital Mngmt Lc reported 162,921 shares. Alpine Mngmt Inc owns 5.63 million shares for 3.78% of their portfolio. Paradigm Cap New York accumulated 0.99% or 474,200 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Communications Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.08% or 467,120 shares.

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Youngevity International Inc (NASDAQ:YGYI) Short Interest Update

Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Youngevity International by 18.5% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 474,118 …

Youngevity International logoYoungevity International Inc (NASDAQ:YGYI) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,265,300 shares, a growth of 8.7% from the July 31st total of 1,163,500 shares. Approximately 8.9% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 90,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 14.0 days.

Separately, ValuEngine lowered Youngevity International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st.

YGYI opened at $4.87 on Friday. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $4.56 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $5.56. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50. Youngevity International has a one year low of $3.77 and a one year high of $16.25.

Youngevity International (NASDAQ:YGYI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 14th. The company reported ($0.02) EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $53.69 million for the quarter. Youngevity International had a negative net margin of 15.91% and a negative return on equity of 90.25%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Youngevity International by 2,064.8% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 514,737 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,934,000 after acquiring an additional 490,959 shares during the period. 1492 Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Youngevity International by 347.8% during the 2nd quarter. 1492 Capital Management LLC now owns 107,313 shares of the company’s stock worth $612,000 after acquiring an additional 83,348 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Youngevity International by 18.5% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 474,118 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,702,000 after acquiring an additional 74,183 shares during the period. Granite Investment Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of Youngevity International by 87.7% during the 1st quarter. Granite Investment Partners LLC now owns 108,433 shares of the company’s stock worth $618,000 after acquiring an additional 50,679 shares during the period. Finally, Laurion Capital Management LP grew its holdings in shares of Youngevity International by 203.8% during the 1st quarter. Laurion Capital Management LP now owns 47,166 shares of the company’s stock worth $269,000 after acquiring an additional 31,643 shares during the period. 6.94% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Youngevity International Company Profile

Youngevity International, Inc develops and distributes health and nutrition related products and services through independent direct selling network in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Direct Selling and Commercial Coffee. The company offers approximately 5,500 products, including nutritional, vitamin, mineral, herbal, liquid, and dietary supplements; apparel; fashion and jewelry accessories; digital products; and packaged foods.

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