Altman Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) by 3,276.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 189,004 shares of the asset manager’s stock after purchasing an additional 183,406 shares during the quarter. BlackRock makes up 2.0% of Altman Advisors Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 20th biggest holding. Altman Advisors Inc. owned approximately 0.12% of BlackRock worth $2,140,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in BLK. Summit Trail Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock by 53,902.3% during the first quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC now owns 1,274,454 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $1,274,000 after purchasing an additional 1,272,094 shares in the last quarter. FIL Ltd boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock by 386.0% during the first quarter. FIL Ltd now owns 322,223 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $174,555,000 after purchasing an additional 255,927 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock by 2.6% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,447,936 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $4,034,698,000 after purchasing an additional 192,139 shares in the last quarter. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of BlackRock during the second quarter valued at about $377,000. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock by 6,346.5% during the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 183,724 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $91,685,000 after purchasing an additional 180,874 shares in the last quarter. 84.12% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “focus list” rating and set a $547.00 price target on shares of BlackRock in a research note on Monday, July 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised BlackRock from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $590.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 13th. Goldman Sachs Group cut their price target on BlackRock to $570.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 17th. ValuEngine lowered BlackRock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 15th. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut their price target on BlackRock from $570.00 to $561.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $594.25.
BlackRock stock opened at $474.15 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 3.87, a quick ratio of 3.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The company has a market capitalization of $76.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.98, a P/E/G ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 1.61. BlackRock, Inc. has a one year low of $408.62 and a one year high of $594.52.
BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 16th. The asset manager reported $6.66 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $6.55 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $3.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.58 billion. BlackRock had a return on equity of 13.20% and a net margin of 38.97%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $5.24 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that BlackRock, Inc. will post 27.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 24th. Investors of record on Friday, September 7th will be paid a $3.13 dividend. This is a positive change from BlackRock’s previous quarterly dividend of $2.88. This represents a $12.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 6th. BlackRock’s payout ratio is currently 50.97%.
In other BlackRock news, insider Jeff A. Smith sold 166 shares of BlackRock stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $546.13, for a total value of $90,657.58. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director William E. Ford bought 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $467.92 per share, with a total value of $467,920.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 5,400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,526,768. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.75% of the stock is owned by insiders.
BlackRock Company Profile
BlackRock, Inc is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors including corporate, public, union, and industry pension plans, insurance companies, third-party mutual funds, endowments, public institutions, governments, foundations, charities, sovereign wealth funds, corporations, official institutions, and banks.
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