Davy Asset Management Ltd Lowers stake in BlackRock (BLK)

BlackRock (BLK) : Davy Asset Management Ltd reduced its stake in BlackRock by 38.11% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 13,830 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $5,091,653 after selling 8,516 shares in BlackRock , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 2, 2016.BlackRock makes up approximately 1.02% of Davy Asset Management Ltd’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Agran Libbie reduced its stake in BLK by selling 232 shares or 1.19% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 19,311 shares of BLK which is valued at $7,015,879. BlackRock makes up approx 1.70% of Agran Libbie’s portfolio. Palouse Capital Management sold out all of its stake in BLK during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 11,089 shares of BLK which is valued $4,028,745. First Quadrant L Pca added BLK to its portfolio by purchasing 1 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $360.Fisher Asset Management reduced its stake in BLK by selling 5,416 shares or 7.15% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 70,321 shares of BLK which is valued at $25,139,758. BlackRock makes up approx 0.05% of Fisher Asset Management’s portfolio.

BlackRock closed down -3.06 points or -0.82% at $371.69 with 5,50,600 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $374.54, the shares hit an intraday low of $370.93 and an intraday high of $375.9488 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

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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