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Todd Asset Management LLC Cuts Holdings in BlackRock, Inc. (BLK)

Todd Asset Management LLC trimmed its stake in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) by 3.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 65,210 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 2,517 shares during the quarter. Todd Asset Management LLC’s holdings in BlackRock were worth $27,545,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Proficio Capital Partners LLC boosted its stake in BlackRock by 48.9% during the 1st quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 259 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $103,000 after purchasing an additional 85 shares during the period. Enterprise Financial Services Corp increased its holdings in shares of BlackRock by 52.5% during the second quarter. Enterprise Financial Services Corp now owns 247 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $104,000 after purchasing an additional 85 shares during the period. Penserra Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of BlackRock during the second quarter valued at about $104,000. Kings Point Capital Management grew its position in BlackRock by 34.5% in the 1st quarter. Kings Point Capital Management now owns 273 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 70 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Financial Architects Inc increased its stake in BlackRock by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 291 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 2 shares during the period. 82.47% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other BlackRock news, insider Robert W. Fairbairn sold 3,675 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $415.31, for a total transaction of $1,526,264.25. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jeff A. Smith sold 250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $434.87, for a total value of $108,717.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 4,447 shares of company stock valued at $1,855,015. Corporate insiders own 1.86% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently commented on BLK shares. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $460.00 price objective (up previously from $422.00) on shares of BlackRock in a research note on Monday, July 10th. BidaskClub raised BlackRock from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 1st. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating on shares of BlackRock in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $455.00 price objective (down from $465.00) on shares of BlackRock in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $440.00 target price on shares of BlackRock in a report on Friday, August 18th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. BlackRock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $456.54.

Shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) opened at 449.95 on Tuesday. BlackRock, Inc. has a 12 month low of $336.84 and a 12 month high of $450.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $72.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.60 and a beta of 1.72. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $425.70 and a 200 day moving average price of $410.38.

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 17th. The asset manager reported $5.24 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $5.39 by ($0.15). The firm had revenue of $2.97 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.01 billion. BlackRock had a net margin of 29.92% and a return on equity of 11.74%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $4.78 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that BlackRock, Inc. will post $21.83 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 22nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th were issued a $2.50 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $10.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.22%. BlackRock’s payout ratio is currently 47.98%.

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