NYSE:BLK - BlackRock Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $436.72 +1.70 (+0.39 %) (As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$435.02Today's Range$433.45 - $436.9552-Week Range$360.79 - $578.80Volume399,195 shsAverage Volume577,010 shsMarket Capitalization$68.88 billionP/E Ratio16.22Dividend Yield2.86%Beta1.37 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. It also provides global risk management and advisory services. The firm manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. It also launches and manages open-end and closed-end mutual funds, offshore funds, unit trusts, and alternative investment vehicles including structured funds. The firm launches equity, fixed income, balanced, and real estate mutual funds. It also launches equity, fixed income, balanced, currency, commodity, and multi-asset exchange traded funds. The firm also launches and manages hedge funds. It invests in the public equity, fixed income, real estate, currency, commodity, and alternative markets across the globe. The firm primarily invests in growth and value stocks of small-cap, mid-cap, SMID-cap, large-cap, and multi-cap companies. It also invests in dividend-paying equity securities. The firm invests in investment grade municipal securities, government securities including securities issued or guaranteed by a government or a government agency or instrumentality, corporate bonds, and asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities. It employs fundamental and quantitative analysis with a focus on bottom-up and top-down approach to make its investments. The firm employs liquidity, asset allocation, balanced, real estate, and alternative strategies to make its investments. In real estate sector, it seeks to invest in Poland and Germany. The firm benchmarks the performance of its portfolios against various S&P, Russell, Barclays, MSCI, Citigroup, and Merrill Lynch indices. BlackRock, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in New York City with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts; London, United Kingdom; Gurgaon, India; Hong Kong; Greenwich, Connecticut; Princeton, New Jersey; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Sydney, Australia; Taipei, Taiwan; Singapore; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington, District of Columbia; Toronto, Canada; Wilmington, Delaware; and San Francisco, California. Receive BLK News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for BLK and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Security brokers & dealers Sub-IndustryAsset Management & Custody Banks SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:BLK Previous Symbol CUSIP09247X10 CIK1364742 Webwww.blackrock.com Phone212-810-5300Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.76 Current Ratio3.07 Quick Ratio3.07Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio16.22 Forward P/E Ratio16.71 P/E Growth1.65 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$14.20 billion Price / Sales4.85 Cash Flow$27.9411 per share Price / Cash Flow15.63 Book Value$199.25 per share Price / Book2.19Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$26.93 Net Income$4.31 billion Net Margins30.32% Return on Equity13.53% Return on Assets2.23%Miscellaneous Employees13,900 Outstanding Shares157,710,000Market Cap$68.88 billion Next Earnings Date4/11/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) Frequently Asked Questions What is BlackRock's stock symbol? BlackRock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BLK." How often does BlackRock pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BlackRock? BlackRock declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 16th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 6th will be given a dividend of $3.30 per share on Thursday, March 21st. This represents a $13.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 5th. This is a boost from BlackRock's previous quarterly dividend of $3.13. View BlackRock's Dividend History. How will BlackRock's stock buyback program work? BlackRock declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Friday, April 7th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase 6,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. How were BlackRock's earnings last quarter? BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 16th. The asset manager reported $6.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $6.35 by $0.27. The asset manager earned $3.43 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.47 billion. BlackRock had a return on equity of 13.53% and a net margin of 30.32%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $6.24 earnings per share. View BlackRock's Earnings History. When is BlackRock's next earnings date? BlackRock is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 11th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for BlackRock. What price target have analysts set for BLK? 13 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for BlackRock's stock. Their forecasts range from $405.00 to $592.00. On average, they anticipate BlackRock's share price to reach $493.5662 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 13.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for BlackRock. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for BlackRock? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for BlackRock in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for BlackRock. Has BlackRock been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about BLK stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. BlackRock earned a daily sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the asset manager a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting BlackRock? BlackRock saw a decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,106,623 shares, a decrease of 40.4% from the January 15th total of 1,857,917 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 829,159 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.3 days. Currently, 0.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View BlackRock's Current Options Chain. Who are some of BlackRock's key competitors? Some companies that are related to BlackRock include Goldman Sachs Group (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), Charles Schwab (SCHW), TD Ameritrade (AMTD), Credit Suisse Group (CS), Nomura (NMR), Raymond James (RJF), MarketAxess (MKTX), SEI Investments (SEIC), Virtu Financial (VIRT), Stifel Financial (SF), Navient (NAVI), Waddell & Reed Financial (WDR), Wisdom Tree Investments (WETF) and Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC). What other stocks do shareholders of BlackRock own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other BlackRock investors own include CA (CA), Hawkins (HWKN), Endologix (ELGX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Micron Technology (MU), Honeywell International (hon), Netflix (NFLX), Home Depot (HD), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW) and Visa (V). Who are BlackRock's key executives? BlackRock's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Laurence Douglas Fink, Chairman & CEO (Age 66)Mr. Robert Steven Kapito, Pres & Director (Age 63)Mr. Gary Stephen Shedlin, Sr. MD & CFO (Age 56)Mr. Robert Lawrence Goldstein, Chief Operating Officer (Age 45)Mr. Mark Seumas McCombe, Sr. Managing Director (Age 52) Who are BlackRock's major shareholders? BlackRock's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (21.58%), BlackRock Inc. (4.79%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.18%), Northern Trust Corp (1.06%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.92%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.70%). Company insiders that own BlackRock stock include Deryck C Maughan, Gary Shedlin, J Richard Kushel, Jeff A Smith, Laurence Fink, Marc D Comerchero, Mark Mccombe, Rachel Lord, Robert L Goldstein, Robert W Fairbairn, Ryan Stork, Susan Wagner and William E Ford. View Institutional Ownership Trends for BlackRock. Which institutional investors are selling BlackRock stock? BLK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Manning & Napier Group LLC, APG Asset Management N.V., Bank of Montreal Can, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Bessemer Group Inc. and Hsbc Holdings PLC. Company insiders that have sold BlackRock company stock in the last year include Gary Shedlin, J Richard Kushel, Jeff A Smith, Laurence Fink, Marc D Comerchero, Mark Mccombe, Rachel Lord and Robert L Goldstein. View Insider Buying and Selling for BlackRock. Which institutional investors are buying BlackRock stock? BLK stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Flossbach Von Storch AG, Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd., Partner Fund Management L.P., Millennium Management LLC, Bahl & Gaynor Inc., Toronto Dominion Bank, CI Investments Inc. and Van ECK Associates Corp. Company insiders that have bought BlackRock stock in the last two years include Deryck C Maughan and William E Ford. View Insider Buying and Selling for BlackRock. How do I buy shares of BlackRock? Shares of BLK can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is BlackRock's stock price today? One share of BLK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $436.25. How big of a company is BlackRock? BlackRock has a market capitalization of $68.80 billion and generates $14.20 billion in revenue each year. The asset manager earns $4.31 billion in net income (profit) each year or $26.93 on an earnings per share basis. BlackRock employs 13,900 workers across the globe. What is BlackRock's official website? The official website for BlackRock is http://www.blackrock.com. How can I contact BlackRock? BlackRock's mailing address is 55 EAST 52ND STREET, NEW YORK NY, 10055. The asset manager can be reached via phone at 212-810-5300 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for BlackRock (NYSE BLK)Community Ranking: 2.8 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 753 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 591 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,344MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BlackRock and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BLK will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BLK will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. 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