BlackRock Inc. (BLK) trades as part of the Financial Services sector and is in the Asset Management industry. The company CEO is Laurence D. Fink. BlackRock Inc provides investment management services to institutional clients and to individual investors. Its products include single- and multi-asset portfolios investing in equities, fixed income, alternatives and money market instruments.
Previous Intraday Trading Performance:
The Asset Management company showed a previous change of -0.12% with an open at 541.99 and a close of 539.76. It reached an intraday high of 544.58 and a low of 536.10.
The stock has a market cap of $86.5b with shares outstanding, of which the float is 155.0mshares. Trading volume reached 220,356 shares compared to its average volume of 585,745 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.
Historical Trading Performance:
Over the last five trading days, BlackRock Inc. shares returned 3.81% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.09%. Over three months, it changed 0.50%. In one year it has changed 41.77% and within that year its 52-week high was 594.52 and its 52-week low was 381.64. BLK stock is 41.43% above its 52 Week Low.
Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 494.12 and a 50 day moving average of 534.80. Currently BLK stock is trading 9.24% above its 200 day moving average.
The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 30.21 that ended on December 31, 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.87. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 6.41. The TTM EPS is 24.10, which comes to a TTM PE of 22.40.
The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
Mar 31, 2018: 6.70
Dec 31, 2017: 6.24
Sep 30, 2017: 5.92
Jun 30, 2017: 5.24
The dividend per share is currently 11.52, which is a dividend yield of 2.13%.
Indicators to Watch:
Based on the latest filings, there is 93.20% of institutional ownership.
Short-interest is 1,280,623, which is 0.80% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.01. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.
The current calculated beta is 1.66.
Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 17.01%, return on assets is 2.33%, profit margin is 39.53%, price-to-sales is 6.54 and price-to-book is 2.66.
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