Publicly-traded company BlackRock Inc. (NYSE:BLK) had a closing price of $476.53 yesterday. Meanwhile, the average 12-month price target from Wall Street analysts is currently $504.36, this means that the stock is underpriced by 5.52%. In the past 52 weeks the company’s stock price has moved within the range of $360.79 to $487.45.
This particular stock’s 5-day moving average is 468.10, its 20-day moving average is 449.40 and its 100-day moving average is 446.54. BlackRock Inc. (BLK) currently has 152.70M shares outstanding, which means that its market capitalization is $72.77B.
The Details: BlackRock Inc. (BLK) Financial Health
There are a number of indicators we can consider when wondering about a potential stock’s financial health. Looking at a company’s profit margin, for example, tells us how much of its sales revenue it keeps in earnings – and it is calculated by taking net income and dividing it by net sales. BLK currently has a profit margin of 30.50%.
Checking out a company’s operating margin is also useful, as it tells us how much profit is retained after considering operating costs and depreciation. BlackRock Inc. (BLK) has an operating margin of 38.00%.
Return on Assets is a number, expressed as a percentage that tells us how well a publicly-traded company is using its current assets to generate revenue. The higher the percentage, the better a company is using its assets to turn a profit. At the moment, BlackRock Inc. Return on Assets is 2.60%.
What Does Wall Street Say about Company?
When choosing stocks, many investors search for what Wall Street professionals think about the company first – like what the average rating is. At the moment, the average analyst rating for BLK is Buy. Out of 16 total analysts who were surveyed, 0 rated it a sell, 0 rated it a underweight, 1 rated it an overweight, 3 rated it hold, and 12 rated it a Buy.
Three months ago, on the other hand, the average analyst rating for BlackRock Inc. (BLK) was a Buy – from a survey of 15 analysts. Of the analysts who provided ratings, 3 rated the company a Hold, 0 rated it a Sell, 0 rated it an overweight, 0 rated it an underweight, and 12 rated it a Buy.
Understanding Profitability at BlackRock Inc. (BLK)
Taking a look at a public company’s Earnings per Share (EPS) is a good way of evaluating its profitability. In the most recent financial results released by BlackRock Inc., for the quarter ending on 12/2019, the company posted EPS of 7.34. The average estimate of Wall Street analysts had projected 7.62.
Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company’s EPS to be 7.33, compared to 6.08 reported in the same quarter last year. When it comes to net revenue, the average estimate from a total of 9 analysts is 3.77B – compared to 3.43B posted in the year-ago period.