Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) insider Joan Solotar sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.83, for a total value of $1,345,750.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 235,803 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,693,275.49. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.
Shares of BX stock traded up $1.31 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $53.55. The company had a trading volume of 10,163,477 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,016,075. The company has a 50 day moving average of $48.54 and a 200 day moving average of $41.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.89 and a quick ratio of 0.89. The firm has a market cap of $32.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.69, a P/E/G ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 1.47. Blackstone Group LP has a 1-year low of $26.88 and a 1-year high of $54.19.
Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 18th. The asset manager reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $1.49 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.15 billion. Blackstone Group had a return on equity of 11.30% and a net margin of 20.51%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 43.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.90 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that Blackstone Group LP will post 2.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.
BX has been the topic of several research reports. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on Blackstone Group from $54.00 to $56.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. Citigroup upped their price objective on Blackstone Group from $51.50 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. Oppenheimer set a $52.00 price objective on Blackstone Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. JMP Securities downgraded Blackstone Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, July 8th. Finally, Deutsche Bank upped their price objective on Blackstone Group from $42.00 to $45.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $48.10.
Blackstone Group Company Profile
The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned alternative asset manager. The firm also provides capital markets services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations, retirees, sovereign wealth funds, and institutional and individual investors.
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