BlackRock Reaches New 52-Week High (BLK)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $259.70, above its previous 52-week high of $259.57 with 322,704 shares traded as of 2:55 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 830,200 shares over the past 30 days.

BlackRock has a market cap of $42.38 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 22.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates BlackRock as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full BlackRock Ratings Report.

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