Bahl Gaynor Inc Lowers stake in BlackRock (BLK)

BlackRock (BLK) : Bahl Gaynor Inc reduced its stake in BlackRock by 0.25% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 459,594 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $168,487,160 after selling 1,149 shares in BlackRock , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 10, 2016.BlackRock makes up approximately 2.13% of Bahl Gaynor Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Cetera Advisors boosted its stake in BLK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 157 additional shares and now holds a total of 756 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $277,150. BlackRock makes up approx 0.02% of Cetera Advisors’s portfolio. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta… added BLK to its portfolio by purchasing 44,000 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $16,199,040. BlackRock makes up approx 0.20% of Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta…’s portfolio.Hudson Canyon Investment Counselors reduced its stake in BLK by selling 106 shares or 2.61% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,948 shares of BLK which is valued at $1,434,348. BlackRock makes up approx 1.58% of Hudson Canyon Investment Counselors’s portfolio.Huntington National Bank boosted its stake in BLK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 27,601 additional shares and now holds a total of 66,825 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $24,278,191. BlackRock makes up approx 0.59% of Huntington National Bank’s portfolio.Private Bank Trust Co boosted its stake in BLK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 8 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,331 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $476,205. BlackRock makes up approx 0.07% of Private Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.

BlackRock opened for trading at $369.93 and hit $372.98 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $372.05, with a gain of 0.34% or 1.26 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,78,941 shares. Company has a market cap of $61,114 M.

On the company’s financial health, BlackRock reported $4.78 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.01 based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 14, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $4.79. The company had revenue of $2804.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2805.03 million. The company’s revenue was down -3.5 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $4.96 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 20, 2016, BlackRock announced a cash dividend of $2.2900. The company’s management has announced Aug 31, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 2, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 23, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on BlackRock. BlackRock was Downgraded by Keefe Bruyette to ” Mkt Perform” on Jul 15, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Jun 16, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 363 from a previous price target of $386 .

BlackRock Inc. is an investment management firm. The Company provides investment and risk management services to institutional and retail clients across the world. Its product offerings include single- and multi-asset class portfolios investing in equities fixed income alternatives and money market instruments. Products are offered directly and through intermediaries in a variety of vehicles including open-end and closed-end mutual funds iShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) separate accounts collective investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles. The Company also offers its BlackRock Solutions investment and risk management technology platform Aladdin risk analytics and advisory services and solutions. It has $4.65 trillion of assets under management at December 31 2014.

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