| BlackRock is an investment management firm. Co. provides a range of investment and technology services to institutional and retail clients worldwide. Products are provided directly and through intermediaries in a variety of vehicles, including open-end and closed-end mutual funds, iShares® exchange-traded funds, separate accounts, collective investment trusts and other pooled investment vehicles. Co. also provides technology services, including the investment and risk management technology platform, Aladdin®, Aladdin Wealth, eFront, Cachematrix and FutureAdvisor, as well as advisory services and solutions to a base of institutional and wealth management clients. We show 45 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our BLK shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute BLK market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing BLK market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing BLK's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of BLK versus a peer is one thing; comparing
BLK market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like BLK can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching BLK by allowing them to research the BLK market cap history.