Will BlackRock (BLK) Stock Weather Calls for CEO Resignation?

Today Barrons is reporting: "North Carolina Treasurer Calls for BlackRock CEO Fink's Ouster Over ESG Stance ..." For full coverage click here. Shares of the large-cap Financial Services company are currently trading at $706.95.

BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The company belongs to the Financial Services sector, which has an average price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.34 and an average price to book (P/B) ratio of 1.95. In contrast, BlackRock has a trailing 12 month P/E ratio of 19.6 and a P/B ratio of 2.9.

BlackRock has moved -23.0% over the last year compared to -15.7% for the S&P 500 -- a difference of -7.2%. BlackRock has a 52 week high of $933.06 and a 52 week low of $503.12. At today's price of $706.95 per share, BlackRock is 5.41% away from its target price of $670.67, and on average, analysts give the stock a rating of buy. 2.1% of the company's shares are linked to short positions, and 80.4% of the shares are owned by institutional investors.

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