4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: BlackRock

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, investment manager BlackRock (NYS: BLK) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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.

BlackRock facts

Headquarters (founded)New York (1988)
Market Cap$31.4 billion
IndustryAsset management
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$8.9 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Laurence Fink
CFO Ann Petach
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)4.3%
Cash/Debt$25.3 billion / $28.7 billion
Dividend Yield3.4%
CompetitorsLegg Mason
State Street
UBS

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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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: BlackRock originally appeared on Fool.com.

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