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Is BlackRock, Inc.(NYSE: BLK), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/1/1999. BlackRock, Inc. is in the Asset Management industry and Financial sector. Average volume for BlackRock, Inc., is 530.05, and so far today it has a volume of 622100. Performance year to date since the 10/1/1999 is 7.82%.

To help you determine whether BlackRock, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.19 and forward P/E is 16.12. PEG perhaps more useful shows that BlackRock, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.73. P/S ratio is 5.15 and the P/B ratio is 2.08. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 11.02 and 78.22 respectively.

At the current price BlackRock, Inc. is trading at, 360.07 (-0.66% today), BlackRock, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.54%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 47.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 18.76, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 16.30% after growing 2.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -2.20%, and -3.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 160.33, and the number of shares float is 155.62. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.60%, and institutional ownership is at 86.50%. The float short is 1.32%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.87. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.40%, and also a return on investment of 10.20%.

The ability for BlackRock, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.17 and total debt/equity is 0.17. In terms of margins, BlackRock, Inc. has a gross margin of 89.10%, with its operating margin at 40.10%, and BlackRock, Inc. has a profit margin of 28.10%.

The 52 week high is -4.22%, with 30.86% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.74% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.78%.

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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