3. As of noon trading, BlackRock ( BLK) is up $3.13 (1.0%) to $317.20 on light volume. Thus far, 183,234 shares of BlackRock exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 618,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $314.12-$319.63 after having opened the day at $314.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $314.07.

BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors. BlackRock has a market cap of $52.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate BlackRock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full BlackRock Ratings Report now.

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