News coverage about Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) has trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackstone Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the asset manager an impact score of 45.6528078786343 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several research firms recently issued reports on BX. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Blackstone Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Vetr lowered shares of Blackstone Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $32.95 target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price on shares of Blackstone Group in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Blackstone Group in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Blackstone Group from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $34.53 to $46.00 in a research report on Friday, January 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $39.40.

Shares of Blackstone Group (BX) opened at $36.78 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $23,197.72, a PE ratio of 15.92, a P/E/G ratio of 0.69 and a beta of 1.34. Blackstone Group has a 52 week low of $28.45 and a 52 week high of $37.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 1.05.

In other Blackstone Group news, insider John G. Finley sold 800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.00, for a total transaction of $25,600.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 87,852 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,811,264. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, major shareholder Group L.P. Blackstone bought 228,535 shares of Blackstone Group stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 28th. The shares were bought at an average price of $29.63 per share, for a total transaction of $6,771,492.05. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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Blackstone Group Company Profile

The Blackstone Group L.P. is a global alternative asset manager. The Company’s alternative asset management businesses include investment vehicles focused on private equity, non-investment grade credit, secondary private equity funds of funds and multi-asset class strategies. It operates through four segments: Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions and Credit.

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