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February 5, 2014
06:33 EDTBLKBlackRock upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
Susquehanna upgraded BlackRock citing improving active performance and fund flows. The firm raised its price target for shares to $348 from $321.
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April 17, 2014
07:49 EDTBLKBlackRock given direct access to invest directly in China markets, Reuters says
BlackRock said it had been granted a license to invest directly in China's mainland capital markets, which will give investors some access to the country's stock and bond markets, Reuters reported yesterday. Reference Link
06:41 EDTBLKBlackRock reports assets under management $4.4T
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06:39 EDTBLKBlackRock raises quarterly dividend by 15% to $1.93 per share
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06:39 EDTBLKBlackRock: Fixed income landscape undergoing significant change
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06:33 EDTBLKBlackRock reports Q1 adjusted EPS $4.43, consensus $4.14
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April 16, 2014
15:17 EDTBLKNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include General Electric (GE), consensus 32c; Philip Morris (PM), consensus $1.16; Schlumberger (SLB), consensus $1.20; PepsiCo (PEP), consensus 75c; Union Pacific (UNP), consensus $2.37; UnitedHealth (UNH), consensus $1.09; Honeywell (HON), consensus $1.26; Goldman Sachs (GS), consensus $3.44; du Pont (DD), consensus $1.59; Morgan Stanley (MS), consensus 60c; Danaher (DHR), consensus 80c; BlackRock (BLK), consensus $4.14; Blackstone (BX), consensus 55c; Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), consensus $2.86; Mattel (MAT), consensus 9c; Snap-on (SNA), consensus $1.54; AutoNation (AN), consensus 74c.
06:32 EDTBLKGoldman Sachs tries to jump start stock-trading business amid concerns, WSJ says
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April 15, 2014
08:54 EDTBLKBlackRock April volatility elevated at 38 into Q4 and outlook
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07:28 EDTBLKSEC officials weighing curbs on trading fees, WSJ says
SEC officials, including some commissioners, are considering a trial program to curb "maker-taker" fee plans that are a major source of revenue for exchanges and some high-frequency trading firms, according to The Wall Street Journal. Fund managers, including BlackRock (BLK), are concerned about the negative effects of maker-taker, the report added. IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) CEO Jeffrey Sprecher, along with representatives from T. Rowe Price (TROW) and from RBC Capital (RY), recently held a series of private meetings with SEC Chairman Mary Jo White to push for its elimination, according to the report, citing people familiar with the matter. Like IntercontinentalExchange, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq (NDAQ) is a publicly-traded exchange operator. Reference Link
April 10, 2014
13:43 EDTBLKFidelity to pitch new lost cost trading venue to large asset managers, WSJ says
Fidelity is working on a new trading venue, dubbed "Sakura," that it hopes will be a collaboration among big mutual-fund firms to reduce costs and streamline trading and will be an improvement over other "dark pools," reported The Wall Street Journal, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The report said Fidelity is in the initial planning stages and has just started pitching the idea to other large asset managers. Publicly traded fund managers include BlackRock (BLK), Franklin Resources (BEN) and T. Rowe Price (TROW), while Investment Technology Group (ITG) currently operates dark pools that facilitate block trading among large institutions. Exchange operators Nasdaq (NDAQ) and Intercontinentalexchange's (ICE) NYSE have previously testified to legislators that too much trading occurs in dark pools, hurting investors. Reference Link
April 6, 2014
19:01 EDTBLKBlackRock names Robert Goldstein as COO, WSJ says
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April 4, 2014
10:02 EDTBLKOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:50 EDTBLKBlackRock upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette upgraded BlackRock to Outperform on expectations the company's organic growth will remain above the peer group. The firm raised its price target for shares to $370 from $350.

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