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How to buy BlackRock (BLK) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in BlackRock stocks.
BlackRock is an asset management business based in the US. BlackRock stocks (BLK.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $681.86 – an increase of 1.42% over the previous week. BlackRock employs 19,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $17.4 billion.
How to buy BlackRock stock
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- Open an account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
- Fund your account. Deposit funds unto your account by linking your banking information or transfer funds from another trading account.
- Search for the stock name – BLK. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
- Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in BlackRock?
- Has coronavirus impacted BlackRock shares?
- BlackRock shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is BlackRock stock a buy or sell?
- BlackRock performance over time
- 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 stock price (NYSE:BLK)Use our graph to track the performance of BLK stocks over time.
BlackRock shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$681.86|
|52-week range||$496.09 - $776.15|
|50-day moving average||$661.07|
|200-day moving average||$675.62|
|Wall St. target price||$760.29|
|Dividend yield||$19.64 (2.99%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$32.24|
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Is it a good time to buy BlackRock stock?
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BlackRock price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $681.86 from 2023-06-02
|1 week (2023-05-25)||N/A|
|1 month (2023-05-05)||5.80%|
|3 months (2023-03-01)||N/A|
|6 months (2022-12-05)||-4.34%|
|1 year (2022-06-03)||1.51%|
|2 years (2021-06-01)||N/A|
|3 years (2020-06-05)||22.52%|
|5 years (2018-06-05)||27.60%|
Is BlackRock stock undervalued or overvalued?
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 21x. In other words, BlackRock shares trade at around 21x 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 13.9056. 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 $6.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a BlackRock's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$17.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||35.32%|
|Gross profit TTM||$8.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.91%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.32%|
|Market capitalisation||$102.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 01/01/2019) 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.
BlackRock share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 58.51% of net profits
Recently BlackRock has paid out, on average, around 58.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.99% 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 2.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BlackRock's case, that would currently equate to about $19.64 per share.
BlackRock'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.
BlackRock's most recent dividend payout was on 23 June 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 June 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have BlackRock's shares ever split?
BlackRock's shares were split on 5 June 2007.
BlackRock share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, BlackRock's shares have ranged in value from as little as $496.0853 up to $776.1477. 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 1.2892. This would suggest that BlackRock's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a 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.
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