Overall market sentiment has been high on BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) stock lately. BLK receives a Bullish rating from InvestorsObserver's Stock Sentiment Indicator.
What is Stock Sentiment?
When making investment decisions, sentiment gives a good overview of what stocks investors currently favor. Sentiment incorporates short-term technical analysis into its score and does not encompass any fundamental analysis such as profitability of the company. This means that earnings updates and other news can greatly impact overall sentiment.
Sentiment is how investors, or the market, feels about a stock. There are lots of ways to measure sentiment. At the core, sentiment is pretty easy to understand. If a stock is going up, investors must be bullish, while if it is going down, sentiment is bearish.
InvestorsObserver’s Sentiment Indicator looks at price trends over the past week and also considers changes in volume. Increasing volume can mean a trend is getting stronger, while decreasing volume can mean a trend is nearing a conclusion.
For stocks that have options, our system also considers the balance between calls, which are often bets that the price will go up, and puts, which are frequently bets that the price will fall.
What's Happening With BLK Stock Today?
BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) stock is trading at $619.40 as of 10:35 AM on Monday, Oct 12, a gain of $7.83, or 1.28% from the previous closing price of $611.57. The stock has traded between $613.66 and $620.66 so far today. Volume today is less active than usual. So far 99,706 shares have traded compared to average volume of 717,174 shares.
More About BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock is one of the largest asset managers in the world, with $7.318 trillion in AUM at the end of June 2020. Product mix is fairly diverse, with 48% of the firm's managed assets in equity strategies, 33% in fixed income, 8% in multi-asset class, 8% in money market funds, and 3% in alternatives. Passive strategies account for around two thirds of long-term AUM, with the company's iShares ETF platform maintaining a leading market share domestically and on a global basis. Product distribution is weighted more toward institutional clients, which by our calculations account for close to 80% of AUM. BlackRock is also geographically diverse, with clients in more than 100 countries and more than one third of managed assets coming from investors domiciled outside the U.S. and Canada.