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BLK

BlackRock

$438.34

0.46 (0.11%)

08:46
07/17/17
07/17
08:46
07/17/17
08:46

BlackRock CEO says markets have been 'resilient' to political shocks

Says significant cash remains on the sidelines, but notes that "investors have begun to put more of their assets to work," global equity markets continue to rise. Sees planned G&A expense for 2H $750M. Says committed to reinvesting in business, returning excess cash to shareholders. Says "stands by" previous guidance for share repurchases for remainder of year. Says that so far, "markets have been resilient to political shocks." Says negative yields remain "a reality" in some country. Says insurance companies facing challenges in this low yield environment. Comments taken from the Q2 earnings conference call.

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BLK BlackRock
$438.34

0.46 (0.11%)

03/17/17
03/17/17
NO CHANGE

Underweight
Morgan Stanley cuts T. Rowe, Franklin Resources to sell with fees seen at risk
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys downgraded asset managers T. Rowe Price (TROW) and Franklin Resources (BEN), each to Underweight from Equal Weight, citing his belief that structural changes in the industry could compress traditional managers' fees by 10-15% over the next 3-5 years. Cyprys sees the gap between alternative and traditional asset managers as widening and increasingly prefers the alternative managers, which he sees having less exposure to disruption. The analyst, who also has Underweight ratings on Janus Capital (JNS) and Waddell & Reed (WDR), keeps Overweight ratings on only BlackRock (BLK) and Invesco (IVZ) among the asset managers he covers.
04/06/17
FBCO
04/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $530
FBCO
Outperform
BlackRock price target raised to $530 from $464 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Craig Siegenthaler raised his price target for BlackRock to $530 from $464 on valuation. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
04/11/17
MSCO
04/11/17
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Consolidation wave approaching Asset Management industry, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys sees multiple headwinds - including distribution challenges, intensifying fee pressure, new regulation, and a weak organic growth outlook for active management - facing Asset Managers and believes that while M&A may not solve the challenges it can help firms adapt to better navigate the shifting landscape. The analyst, who believes "this time is different," thinks scale can help and predicts a wave of large-scale consolidation is approaching for the industry. Brokers and Asset Managers covered by Morgan Stanley include WisdomTree (WETF), Waddell & Reed (WDR), T. Rowe Price (TROW), Franklin Resources (BEN), Janus Capital (JNS), BlackRock (BLK) and Invesco (IVZ).
05/25/17
JPMS
05/25/17
NO CHANGE
Target $456
JPMS
Overweight
BlackRock added to Americas Focus List at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Kenneth Worthington raised his price target for BlackRock to $456 from $442 and added the shares to his firm's Americas Focus List. The move reflects a more sanguine view on traditional asset managers, where he sees the potential for better active manager returns from better returns from non-U.S. markets. He maintains an Overweight rating on BlackRock shares.

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