NYSE:BLK - BlackRock Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $400.71 +4.29 (+1.08 %) (As of 01/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$396.42Today's Range$393.40 - $401.1252-Week Range$360.79 - $594.52Volume825,071 shsAverage Volume733,951 shsMarket Capitalization$62.76 billionP/E Ratio17.73Dividend Yield3.15%Beta1.43 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 Webwww.blackrock.com Phone212-810-5300Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.76 Current Ratio3.07 Quick Ratio3.07Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio17.73 Forward P/E Ratio14.61 P/E Growth1.39 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$12.49 billion Price / Sales5.06 Cash Flow$24.9043 per share Price / Cash Flow16.09 Book Value$199.25 per share Price / Book2.01Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$22.60 Net Income$4.97 billion Net Margins39.92% Return on Equity13.72% Return on Assets2.19%Miscellaneous Employees13,900 Outstanding Shares157,710,000Market Cap$62.76 billion 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 Tuesday, November 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $3.13 per share on Wednesday, December 26th. This represents a $12.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 6th. View BlackRock's Dividend History. How will BlackRock's stock buyback program work? BlackRock announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Friday, April 7th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 6,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were BlackRock's earnings last quarter? BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) announced its earnings results on Friday, January, 12th. The asset manager reported $6.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $5.94 by $0.30. The asset manager earned $3.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.33 billion. BlackRock had a net margin of 39.92% and a return on equity of 13.72%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 20.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $5.14 EPS. View BlackRock's Earnings History. When is BlackRock's next earnings date? BlackRock is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 16th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for BlackRock. How can I listen to BlackRock's earnings call? BlackRock will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, January 16th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8003740176. What price target have analysts set for BLK? 13 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for BlackRock's stock. Their predictions range from $405.00 to $595.00. On average, they anticipate BlackRock's share price to reach $501.3077 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 25.1% 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 3 hold ratings and 10 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 headlines about BLK stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BlackRock earned a news impact score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the asset manager a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting BlackRock? BlackRock saw a increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 14th, there was short interest totalling 1,816,036 shares, an increase of 45.9% from the November 30th total of 1,244,972 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 876,919 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days. Approximately 1.2% of the shares of the company are sold short. View BlackRock's Current Options Chain. Who are some of BlackRock's key competitors? Some companies that are related to BlackRock include Morgan Stanley (MS), Goldman Sachs Group (GS), Charles Schwab (SCHW), Credit Suisse Group (CS), TD Ameritrade (AMTD), Nomura (NMR), Raymond James (RJF), MarketAxess (MKTX), SEI Investments (SEIC), Virtu Financial (VIRT), Stifel Financial (SF), Navient (NAVI), Waddell & Reed Financial (WDR), Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC) and Wisdom Tree Investments (WETF). 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. MD & Head of Americas (Age 52) Who are BlackRock's major shareholders? BlackRock's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Windward Capital Management Co. CA (0.03%), Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. (0.02%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.02%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%), Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A (0.02%) and Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. (0.02%). 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, Robert L Goldstein, Robert W Fairbairn, Ryan Stork, Susan Wagner and William E Ford. View Institutional Ownership Trends for BlackRock. Which major investors are selling BlackRock stock? BLK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC, CENTRAL TRUST Co, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Chesley Taft & Associates LLC, Bainco International Investors, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A. Company insiders that have sold BlackRock company stock in the last year include J Richard Kushel, Jeff A Smith, Laurence Fink, Marc D Comerchero, Mark Mccombe, Robert L Goldstein and Ryan Stork. View Insider Buying and Selling for BlackRock. Which major investors are buying BlackRock stock? BLK stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, Beech Hill Advisors Inc., Park National Corp OH, Benson Investment Management Company Inc., XR Securities LLC, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Narwhal Capital Management and BKD Wealth Advisors LLC. 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 $400.71. How big of a company is BlackRock? BlackRock has a market capitalization of $62.76 billion and generates $12.49 billion in revenue each year. The asset manager earns $4.97 billion in net income (profit) each year or $22.60 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: 735 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 585 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,320MarketBeat'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. This page was last updated on 1/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why do companies engage in swaps?