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BlackRock, Inc (BLK) is a leading asset management business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$811.01 after a previous close of US$811.53. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD793.53 to a high of USD811.01. The latest price was USD795.32 (25 minute delay). BlackRock is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in BlackRock
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for BlackRock. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BLK. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until BlackRock reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of BlackRock, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of BlackRock. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- BlackRock key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is BlackRock stock a buy or sell?
- BlackRock performance over time
- Can I short BlackRock shares?
- Is BlackRock suitable for ethical investing?
- Are BlackRock shares over-valued?
- BlackRock's financials
- How volatile are BlackRock shares?
- Does BlackRock pay a dividend?
- Have BlackRock shares ever split?
- Other common questions
BlackRock share priceUse our graph to track the performance of BLK stocks over time.
BlackRock shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$440.819 - US$827.85|
|50-day moving average||US$751.9097|
|200-day moving average||US$705.4467|
|Dividend yield||US$15.02 (1.87%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$34.508|
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Is it a good time to buy BlackRock stock?
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BlackRock price performance over time
|1 week (2021-04-15)||-2.75%|
|1 month (2021-03-23)||10.99%|
|3 months (2021-01-22)||8.20%|
|6 months (2020-10-23)||24.79%|
|1 year (2020-04-23)||68.79%|
|2 years (2019-04-23)||67.78%|
|3 years (2018-04-23)||52.99%|
|5 years (2016-04-22)||117.62%|
Is BlackRock under- or over-valued?
Valuing BlackRock stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BlackRock's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
BlackRock's P/E ratio
BlackRock's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, BlackRock shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
BlackRock's PEG ratio
BlackRock's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8646. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into BlackRock's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
BlackRock's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$6.9 billion (£5 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a BlackRock's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$16.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||38.89%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$8.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.07%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.57%|
|Market capitalisation||US$123.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting BlackRock shares
There are currently 2.1 million BlackRock shares held short by investors – that's known as BlackRock's "short interest". This figure is 42.2% up from 1.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BlackRock shares can be evaluated.
BlackRock's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
BlackRock's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BlackRock shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BlackRock shares traded daily (recently around 673122.58064516). BlackRock's SIR currently stands at 3.1. In other words for every 100,000 BlackRock shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3100 shares are currently held short.
However BlackRock's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BlackRock shares, or, against the total number of tradable BlackRock shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BlackRock's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BlackRock shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0179% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BlackRock shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against BlackRock.
Find out more about how you can short BlackRock stock.
BlackRock's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like BlackRock.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
BlackRock's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 22.4
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BlackRock's overall score of 22.4 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 34th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like BlackRock is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
BlackRock's environmental score
Environmental score: 1.97/100
BlackRock's environmental score of 1.97 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BlackRock is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
BlackRock's social score
Social score: 10.38/100
BlackRock's social score of 10.38 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BlackRock is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
BlackRock's governance score
Governance score: 12.06/100
BlackRock's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that BlackRock is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
BlackRock's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. BlackRock scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that BlackRock has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||22.4|
|Total ESG percentile||34.02|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||2|
BlackRock share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 36.09% of net profits
Recently BlackRock has paid out, on average, around 36.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BlackRock shareholders could enjoy a 2.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BlackRock's case, that would currently equate to about $15.02 per share.
While BlackRock's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that BlackRock may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
BlackRock's most recent dividend payout was on 22 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have BlackRock's shares ever split?
BlackRock's shares were split on 4 June 2007.
BlackRock share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, BlackRock's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$440.819 up to US$827.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while BlackRock's is 1.1682. This would suggest that BlackRock's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors including corporate, public, union, and industry pension plans, insurance companies, third-party mutual funds, endowments, public institutions, governments, foundations, charities, sovereign wealth funds, corporations, official institutions, and banks. It also provides global risk management and advisory services. The firm manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. It also launches and manages open-end and closed-end mutual funds, offshore funds, unit trusts, and alternative investment vehicles including structured funds. The firm launches equity, fixed income, balanced, and real estate mutual funds. It also launches equity, fixed income, balanced, currency, commodity, and multi-asset exchange traded funds. The firm also launches and manages hedge funds. It invests in the public equity, fixed income, real estate, currency, commodity, and alternative markets across the globe. The firm primarily invests in growth and value stocks of small-cap, mid-cap, SMID-cap, large-cap, and multi-cap companies. It also invests in dividend-paying equity securities. The firm invests in investment grade municipal securities, government securities including securities issued or guaranteed by a government or a government agency or instrumentality, corporate bonds, and asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities. It employs fundamental and quantitative analysis with a focus on bottom-up and top-down approach to make its investments. The firm employs liquidity, asset allocation, balanced, real estate, and alternative strategies to make its investments. In real estate sector, it seeks to invest in Poland and Germany. The firm benchmarks the performance of its portfolios against various S&P, Russell, Barclays, MSCI, Citigroup, and Merrill Lynch indices. BlackRock, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in New York City with additional offices in Boston
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