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WINTON GROUP Ltd Purchases New Position in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK)

WINTON GROUP Ltd Purchases New Position in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK)

BlackRock reported its iShares ETFs saw then-record inflows of $64 billion during the first quarter, capturing the No. 1 share of ETF industry flows globally.

In fact, BlackRock's revenue has now fallen short of expectations for four straight quarters even though assets under management rose 5 percent last quarter to $5.7 trillion. Sun Life Financial INC bought a new position in shares of BlackRock during the first quarter valued at about $91,954,000. Bangor Savings Bank boosted its position in BlackRock by 0.7% in the first quarter. For the past 5 days of trading, the stock has seen a move of 1.38%. Finally, Perkins Coie Trust Co boosted its position in BlackRock by 0.3% in the first quarter. Institutional investors own 80.84% of the company's stock. The Stock becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume. BlackRock, Inc. The stock has a market capitalization of $71.39 billion, a PE ratio of 21.54 and a beta of 1.71.

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 19th. The asset manager reported $5.25 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $4.94 by $0.31.

Revenue from investment advisory, administration fees and securities lending rose to $2.675 billion, roughly in line with expectations. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $4.25 earnings per share.

Flows from BlackRock's actively managed products turned positive compared with last quarter. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that BlackRock, Inc. will post $22.12 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 23rd. This dividend amount represented a yeild of $2.32. BlackRock's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 49.14%.

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BLK has been the topic of a number of other reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of BlackRock in a research note on Wednesday, March 8th. Wells Fargo & Company restated a "market perform" rating and set a $425.00 price objective (up from $380.00) on shares of BlackRock in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th.

On October 11 Jefferies made no change to the company rating of "Buy" and moved up the price target from $357.00 to $418.00.

BlackRock (BLK) opened at 438.34 on Tuesday. The shares were sold at an average price of $414.31, for a total transaction of $1,035,775.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 484,386 shares in the company, valued at approximately $200,685,963.66. The stock has rallied 15% year to date through Friday, while the S&P 500 has gained 9.9%. The mean target of $460.00 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $336.84 a share. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The biggest holder now is Laurence D. Fink who owns 1,090,185 shares (0.67% of those outstanding), whilst Ralph L. Schlosstein holds 600,935 (0.37% of shares outstanding) and Charles S. Hallac holds 551,506 (0.34% of shares outstanding).

More than ever, Mr. Fink is positioning BlackRock to focus on such systematic investment strategies as basic index funds, E.T.F.s and blended strategies like smart beta and factors that target investment themes like momentum and low volatility.


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