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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Do Directors Own Peptron, Inc. (KOSDAQ:087010) Shares?

The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the second largest shareholder with 2.3% of common stock, followed by Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd, holding …

If you want to know who really controls Peptron, Inc. (KOSDAQ:087010), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, ‘Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.

With a market capitalization of ₩213b, Peptron is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions own shares in the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Peptron.

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KOSDAQ:A087010 Ownership Summary, February 12th 2020
KOSDAQ:A087010 Ownership Summary, February 12th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Peptron?

Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. So they usually pay more attention to companies that are included in major indices.

Peptron already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 6.6% of the company. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can’t rely on that fact alone, since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. If multiple institutions change their view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price drop fast. It’s therefore worth looking at Peptron’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

KOSDAQ:A087010 Income Statement, February 12th 2020
KOSDAQ:A087010 Income Statement, February 12th 2020

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Peptron. With a 10% stake, CEO Ho-Il Choi is the largest shareholder. The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the second largest shareholder with 2.3% of common stock, followed by Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd, holding 1.8% of the stock.

On studying our ownership data, we found that 19 of the top shareholders collectively own less than 50% of the share register, implying that no single individual has a majority interest.

While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiments to know which way the wind is blowing. We’re not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.

Insider Ownership Of Peptron

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

Insider ownership is positive when it signals leadership are thinking like the true owners of the company. However, high insider ownership can also give immense power to a small group within the company. This can be negative in some circumstances.

Our information suggests that insiders maintain a significant holding in Peptron, Inc.. Insiders have a ₩24b stake in this ₩213b business. This may suggest that the founders still own a lot of shares. You can click here to see if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, mostly retail investors, hold a substantial 82% stake in A087010, suggesting it is a fairly popular stock. This size of ownership gives retail investors collective power. They can and probably do influence decisions on executive compensation, dividend policies and proposed business acquisitions.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. Case in point: We’ve spotted 4 warning signs for Peptron you should be aware of, and 1 of them makes us a bit uncomfortable.

Of course this may not be the best stock to buy. Therefore, you may wish to see our free collection of interesting prospects boasting favorable financials.

NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month the financial statement is dated. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Thank you for reading.

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Do Institutions Own Helixmith Co., Ltd (KOSDAQ:084990) Shares?

The second and third largest shareholders are BlackRock, Inc. and The Vanguard Group, Inc., holding 3.0% and 2.3%, respectively. Our studies …

A look at the shareholders of Helixmith Co., Ltd (KOSDAQ:084990) can tell us which group is most powerful. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.

Helixmith has a market capitalization of ₩1.7t, so we would expect some institutional investors to have noticed the stock. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about Helixmith.

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KOSDAQ:A084990 Ownership Summary, February 12th 2020
KOSDAQ:A084990 Ownership Summary, February 12th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Helixmith?

Institutions typically measure themselves against a benchmark when reporting to their own investors, so they often become more enthusiastic about a stock once it’s included in a major index. We would expect most companies to have some institutions on the register, especially if they are growing.

Helixmith already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 10% of the company. This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. When multiple institutions own a stock, there’s always a risk that they are in a ‘crowded trade’. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see Helixmith’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

KOSDAQ:A084990 Income Statement, February 12th 2020
KOSDAQ:A084990 Income Statement, February 12th 2020

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Helixmith. With a 10% stake, CEO Sun-Young Kim is the largest shareholder. The second and third largest shareholders are BlackRock, Inc. and The Vanguard Group, Inc., holding 3.0% and 2.3%, respectively.

Our studies suggest that the top 25 shareholders collectively control less than 50% of the company’s shares, meaning that the company’s shares are widely disseminated and there is no dominant shareholder.

While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiments to know which way the wind is blowing. There is some analyst coverage of the stock, but it could still become more well known, with time.

Insider Ownership Of Helixmith

The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. Management ultimately answers to the board. However, it is not uncommon for managers to be executive board members, especially if they are a founder or the CEO.

Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own a reasonable proportion of Helixmith Co., Ltd. It has a market capitalization of just ₩1.7t, and insiders have ₩211b worth of shares in their own names. That’s quite significant. It is good to see this level of investment. You can check here to see if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public — mostly retail investors — own 77% of Helixmith. This size of ownership gives retail investors collective power. They can and probably do influence decisions on executive compensation, dividend policies and proposed business acquisitions.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We’ve identified 5 warning signs with Helixmith (at least 2 which are a bit concerning) , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

Ultimately the future is most important. You can access this freereport on analyst forecasts for the company.

NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month the financial statement is dated. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Thank you for reading.

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NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) Given “Outperform” Rating at Wells Fargo & Co

Wells Fargo & Co reiterated their outperform rating on shares of NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) in a research note published on Monday, December 23rd, …

NVIDIA Co. logoWells Fargo & Co reiterated their outperform rating on shares of NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) in a research note published on Monday, December 23rd, LiveTradingNews reports.

A number of other research firms have also issued reports on NVDA. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of NVIDIA from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $218.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 20th. Citigroup reissued a buy rating and set a $245.00 price target on shares of NVIDIA in a research report on Monday, December 9th. Raymond James raised their price target on shares of NVIDIA from $180.00 to $240.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research report on Friday, November 15th. ValuEngine lowered shares of NVIDIA from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 19th. Finally, Oppenheimer lifted their target price on shares of NVIDIA from $190.00 to $250.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Tuesday, November 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, twenty-eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $219.77.

NVDA stock opened at $236.87 on Monday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $218.20 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $183.46. NVIDIA has a 12-month low of $124.46 and a 12-month high of $241.81. The stock has a market capitalization of $144.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.02, a PEG ratio of 5.87 and a beta of 2.06. The company has a current ratio of 8.42, a quick ratio of 7.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 14th. The computer hardware maker reported $1.78 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.57 by $0.21. The business had revenue of $3.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.92 billion. NVIDIA had a net margin of 24.08% and a return on equity of 22.02%. The company’s revenue was down 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.84 EPS. Equities analysts predict that NVIDIA will post 4.32 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 29th were paid a $0.16 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 27th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.27%. NVIDIA’s dividend payout ratio is currently 10.54%.

In other news, Director Dawn E. Hudson sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $201.87, for a total value of $403,740.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 33,037 shares in the company, valued at $6,669,179.19. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director A Brooke Seawell sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $212.75, for a total value of $4,255,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 22,221 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,727,517.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 43,785 shares of company stock worth $9,494,784 over the last quarter. 4.64% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. WealthPLAN Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of NVIDIA by 2.7% in the 3rd quarter. WealthPLAN Partners LLC now owns 1,952 shares of the computer hardware maker’s stock valued at $407,000 after purchasing an additional 51 shares in the last quarter. New England Investment & Retirement Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of NVIDIA by 2.0% in the 3rd quarter. New England Investment & Retirement Group Inc. now owns 2,625 shares of the computer hardware maker’s stock valued at $457,000 after purchasing an additional 52 shares in the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust lifted its stake in shares of NVIDIA by 5.2% in the 3rd quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 1,131 shares of the computer hardware maker’s stock valued at $197,000 after purchasing an additional 56 shares in the last quarter. First Personal Financial Services lifted its stake in shares of NVIDIA by 16.0% in the 3rd quarter. First Personal Financial Services now owns 413 shares of the computer hardware maker’s stock valued at $72,000 after purchasing an additional 57 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gemmer Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of NVIDIA by 26.1% in the 3rd quarter. Gemmer Asset Management LLC now owns 285 shares of the computer hardware maker’s stock valued at $50,000 after purchasing an additional 59 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 65.02% of the company’s stock.

About NVIDIA

NVIDIA Corp. engages in the design and manufacture of computer graphics processors, chipsets, and related multimedia software. It operates through the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and Tegra Processor segments. The GPU segment comprises of product brands which aims specialized markets including GeForce for gamers; Quadro for designers; Tesla and DGX for AI data scientists and big data researchers; and GRID for cloud-based visual computing users.

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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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