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The Blackstone Group Inc is an asset management business based in the US. The Blackstone Group shares (BX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Blackstone Group employs 2,905 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.6 billion.

How to buy shares in The Blackstone Group

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  3. Search for The Blackstone Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Blackstone Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$57.09, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Blackstone Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Blackstone Group. Optimize 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.

How has coronavirus impacted The Blackstone Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, The Blackstone Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$57.09, which is 6.79% down on its pre-crash value of USD$61.25 and 73.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$33.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of The Blackstone Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$595.38 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$943.13.

The Blackstone Group share price

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The Blackstone Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
Latest market close USD$57.09
52-week range USD$32.2262 - USD$63.4465
50-day moving average USD$55.3303
200-day moving average USD$54.5929
Wall St. target price USD$62.4
PE ratio 53.617
Dividend yield USD$1.91 (3.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.128

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Is it a good time to buy The Blackstone Group stock?

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The Blackstone Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $57.09 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) -2.66%
1 month (2020-10-30) 13.23%
3 months (2020-08-28) 7.82%
6 months (2020-05-29) 0.51%
1 year (2019-11-29) 5.29%
2 years (2018-11-29) 69.16%
3 years (2017-11-29) 81.07%
5 years (2015-11-27) 84.16%

Is The Blackstone Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Blackstone Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Blackstone Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Blackstone Group's P/E ratio

The Blackstone Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 54x. In other words, The Blackstone Group shares trade at around 54x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

The Blackstone Group's PEG ratio

The Blackstone Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.62. 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 The Blackstone Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Blackstone Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 38.86%
Gross profit TTM USD$5.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.97%
Return on equity TTM 10.14%
Profit margin 17.02%
Book value $8.82
Market capitalisation USD$42 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Blackstone Group shares

There are currently 8.7 million The Blackstone Group shares held short by investors – that's known as The Blackstone Group's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% up from 8.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Blackstone Group shares can be evaluated.

The Blackstone Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Blackstone Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Blackstone Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Blackstone Group shares traded daily (recently around 3.2 million). The Blackstone Group's SIR currently stands at 2.74. In other words for every 100,000 The Blackstone Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2740 shares are currently held short.

However The Blackstone Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Blackstone Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Blackstone Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Blackstone Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Blackstone Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0129% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Blackstone Group shares, roughly 13 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 The Blackstone Group.

Find out more about how you can short The Blackstone Group stock.

The Blackstone Group'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 The Blackstone Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Blackstone Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.04

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Blackstone Group's overall score of 29.04 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 57th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Blackstone Group 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.).

The Blackstone Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.2/100

The Blackstone Group's environmental score of 0.2 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Blackstone Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Blackstone Group's social score

Social score: 12.52/100

The Blackstone Group's social score of 12.52 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Blackstone Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Blackstone Group's governance score

Governance score: 15.21/100

The Blackstone Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Blackstone Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Blackstone Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Blackstone Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Blackstone Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Blackstone Group Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.04
Total ESG percentile 57.36
Environmental score 0.2
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 12.52
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 15.21
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

The Blackstone Group share dividends

85%

Dividend payout ratio: 85.27% of net profits

Recently The Blackstone Group has paid out, on average, around 85.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Blackstone Group shareholders could enjoy a 3.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Blackstone Group's case, that would currently equate to about $1.91 per share.

The Blackstone Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The Blackstone Group's most recent dividend payout was on 16 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

The Blackstone Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Blackstone Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $32.2262 up to $63.4465. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BX.US volatility(beta: 1.29)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Blackstone Group's is 1.2926. This would suggest that The Blackstone Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Blackstone Group overview

The Blackstone Group Inc. is an alternative asset management firm specializing in real estate, private equity, hedge fund solutions, credit, secondary funds of funds, public debt and equity and multi-asset class strategies. The firm typically invests in early-stage companies. It also provide capital markets services. The real estate segment specializes in opportunistic, core+ investments as well as debt investment opportunities collateralized by commercial real estate, and stabilized income-oriented commercial real estate across North America, Europe and Asia. The firm's corporate private equity business pursues transactions throughout the world across a variety of transaction types, including large buyouts, mid-cap buyouts, buy and build platforms, which involves multiple acquisitions behind a single management team and platform, and growth equity/development projects involving significant minority investments in operating companies and greenfield development projects in energy and power, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, enterprise tech and consumer, as well as consumer technologies. Its hedge fund business manages a broad range of commingled and customized fund solutions and its credit business focuses on loans, and securities of non-investment grade companies spread across the capital structure including senior debt, subordinated debt, preferred stock and common equity. The Blackstone Group Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York with additional offices across Asia, Europe and North America.

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