Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, investment manager BlackRock
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at BlackRock's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||New York (1988)|
|Market Cap||$31.4 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$8.9 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Laurence Fink
CFO Ann Petach
|Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)||4.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$25.3 billion / $28.7 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 90% of the 481 members who have rated BlackRock believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just a couple of months ago, one of those Fools, All-Star rd80, succinctly summed up the BlackRock bull case for our community: "Decent valuation, nice dividend, the buy from [Barclays] improves cash flow and the company having enough confidence in itself to buy shares with borrowed money make it worth a green thumb."
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