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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: BlackRock, Inc., BLK

BlackRock, Inc., BLK is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Asset Management in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, BlackRock, Inc., BLKĀ  has a market cap of 58856. Since its IPO date on the 10/1/1999, BlackRock, Inc., BLK performance year to date is 8.33%. Today BlackRock, Inc., BLK has gained 0.30%, with a current price of 361.79.

Ownership of the company is 1.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 47.00%. Return of assets are at 1.40%, with return on investment at 10.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, BlackRock, Inc., BLK is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.17. While Total debt/equity is 0.17. With a profit margin of 28.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 89.10%, and operating margin of 40.10%. BlackRock, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year BlackRock, Inc., BLK has seen a EPS growth of 2.80%. A performance for the year of 26.20%. The 52-week high is -3.77%, and the 52-week low is 31.49%. The average volume for BlackRock, Inc., BLK is 493400.

With a target price of 392.31, can BlackRock, Inc., BLK reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of BlackRock, Inc., BLK. BlackRock, Inc. has a P/E of 19.28 and a forward P/E of 16.2. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.74. BlackRock, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.25 and 2.09 respectively. For P/cash, BlackRock, Inc. has a value of 11.24, while it is 79.75 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 361.79, BlackRock, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.53%. We see a return on equity of 11.10%.

Looking more long-term BlackRock, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.09%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 16.30% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 2.80% for this year and for the last five years a 13.40% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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