October 20, 2017

Barclays PLC Boosts BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) Price Target to $500.00

13 October 2017, 07:48 | Casey Mitchell

Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Increased Blackrock (BLK) Position; ALLTEMP (LTMP) Shorts

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In other BlackRock news, insider Robert W. Fairbairn sold 3,675 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. The Haverford Financial Services Inc holds 24,191 shares with $10.22M value, down from 25,194 last quarter.

Macquarie Group Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of BlackRock, Inc. It is down 31.33% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 76% are positive. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an outperform rating on shares of BlackRock in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Penserra Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of BlackRock during the 2nd quarter valued at $104,000. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 5 by Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank has "Buy" rating and $383 target. Argus Research maintained it with "Buy" rating and $360.0 target in Friday, January 15 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Sector Perform" rating and GBX 410 target in Friday, September 18 report. On Thursday, April 14 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy". BidaskClub upgraded shares of BlackRock from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research report on Saturday, July 1st. Ferguson Wellman Capital Mngmt Inc holds 0.63% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) on Friday, September 8 with "Overweight" rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of BLK in report on Monday, July 11 with "Hold" rating. (NYSE:BLK) on Friday, August 11 with "Outperform" rating. Deutsche Bank has "Buy" rating and $400 target. The rating has been revealed to clients and investors in analysts report on 12 October. Its up 0.30, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. 40 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0.03% in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Massachusetts Financial Ser Ma accumulated 0.38% or 2.01 million shares. Dnb Asset Management As reported 13,141 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Amp Capital holds 121,283 shares. 2,746 are held by Pitcairn Co. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund invested in 0.09% or 49,194 shares. Captrust Advisors has invested 0% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. Davis Cap Prtnrs Ltd Com holds 205,000 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems invested 0.05% in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Alliancebernstein LP reported 323,386 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering MSCI Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Panagora Asset Mngmt holds 0.01% in BlackRock, Inc. Therefore 54% are positive. BP PLC had 362 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Influential Analyst Rating Changes: Gogo Inc. (GOGO), TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD)
Omega Protein Corporation is a nutritional products firm that develops, produces and delivers nutritious products. The Company's animal nutrition segment consists of two subsidiaries: Omega Protein, Inc. and Omega Shipyard, Inc.

BlackRock, Inc. has a 12-month low of $336.84 and a 12-month high of $485.23. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, August 4 with "Buy". Canaccord Genuity has "Buy" rating and GBX 525 target. Opus Capital Gp Incorporated Limited Liability Company has 1,510 shares. Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:DCUC) was reduced too. Analysts forecast that BlackRock, Inc. will post $22.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $5.14 earnings per share. The asset manager reported $5.92 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $5.49 by $0.43. BLK's profit will be $888.54 million for 21.79 P/E if the $5.52 EPS becomes a reality.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.19 in 2017Q1.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Proficio Capital Partners LLC raised its position in shares of BlackRock by 48.9% during the 1st quarter. 129.86 million shares or 1.53% more from 127.89 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mngmt Of Virginia Ltd holds 0.71% in BlackRock, Inc. Regal Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 5,745 shares or 0.6% of all its holdings. 423 are held by Patten Gru. Shelton Capital Mgmt holds 7,446 shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. Walter & Keenan Consulting Company Mi Adv has invested 0.13% in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) for 1,092 shares.

Samsung CEO Kwon to step down even as chip business thrives
The South Korean company did not elaborate on its performance and will disclose detailed earnings in late October. The consumer electronics division will also benefit from strong seasonal demand, he added.

In an interview with Business Insider last week, BlackRock COO Rob Goldstein said ETF's rise in popularity doesn't change how the company views growth, and that even a so-called passive investment, is still an active decision. Goldman Sachs Group stated it has 0.08% in BlackRock, Inc. Weatherstone Cap Mngmt has 0.16% invested in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) opened at 480.59 on Friday. Country Tru Comml Bank has 95,007 shares for 1.92% of their portfolio. Whalerock Point Prns Ltd Liability Co, a Rhode Island-based fund reported 1,491 shares. Moreover, Oppenheimer has 0.19% invested in BlackRock, Inc. More interesting news about BlackRock, Inc. The company has market cap of $78.46 billion.

"We continue to see strong demand for iShares's ETFs driven by the evolution of the U.S. retail channel (from commission-based to fee-based), increased adoption by institutional clients and pricing reductions in its core series".

The P/E ratio is now 23.17 and market capitalization is 78.31B. Its diverse platform of active (alpha) and index (beta) investment strategies across asset classes enables the Company to tailor investment outcomes and asset allocation solutions for clients.

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