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Stock analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upped their price target on shares of BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) from $310.00 to $342.00 in a report issued on Friday, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 8.59% from the stock’s previous close.

BLK has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of BlackRock in a research note to investors on Tuesday, November 19th. They now have a $319.00 price target on the stock. Analysts at UBS AG raised their price target on shares of BlackRock from $280.00 to $305.00 in a research note to investors on Thursday, October 17th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. BlackRock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $291.92.

Shares of BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) traded down 0.36% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $314.94. 517,462 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. BlackRock has a 52 week low of $220.06 and a 52 week high of $323.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $307.3 and a 200-day moving average of $285.8. The company has a market cap of $53.355 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.82.

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, October 16th. The company reported $3.88 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $3.84 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $2.47 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.47 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $3.47 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that BlackRock will post $16.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

BlackRock, Inc (NYSE:BLK) is an investment management firm.

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