Paradigm Asset Management Co buys $6,137,251 stake in BlackRock (BLK)

BlackRock (BLK) : Paradigm Asset Management Co scooped up 1,041 additional shares in BlackRock during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 16,741 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $6,137,251.BlackRock makes up approximately 1.05% of Paradigm Asset Management Co’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Dodge Cox sold out all of its stake in BLK during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 600 shares of BLK which is valued $219,960.Blackrock Fund Advisors boosted its stake in BLK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 27,327 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,565,975 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $574,086,435. BlackRock makes up approx 0.12% of Blackrock Fund Advisors’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.Renaissance Investment Group boosted its stake in BLK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 34 additional shares and now holds a total of 9,945 shares of BlackRock which is valued at $3,558,122. BlackRock makes up approx 1.70% of Renaissance Investment Group’s portfolio.

BlackRock opened for trading at $372.14 and hit $375.7199 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $373.8, with a gain of 0.73% or 2.71 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,62,900 shares. Company has a market cap of $61,402 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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