Blackrock just announced about an hour before close today they took a 5.59% position in TVL, 5.81% in GTN and 6.51% in BLC. The big money is moving in. Blackrock increased from 638,018 TVL shares as of 9-30-11 to 1,844,681 as of 12-31-11. They went from 1,063,855 GTN to 2,987,866 GTN and on BLC from 1,213,111 to 6,100,600.........that's almost 5 million BLC, almost 2 million GTN and over 1.2 million TVL......big bet on this sector.........DaninFW
I made a similar mistake when one fund got bought out by another and changed names. Usually I have seen the forms break down the different ownerships as direct and indirect. However, I will wait a few days till dust settles and all forms are filed to make more sense out of it. We will see. You are probably right. DaninFW
Dan - The Blackrock filing covers 5 separate entities. I only spot checked BLC and I don't believe they increased their holdings by that much. I think your 1.2mm share starting number is only representative of the Blockrock Advisors holdings. You would need to include Blackrock Institutional, Blackrock Fund Mgmt, Blackrock Fund Advisors, and Blackrock Investments as well to get an accurate apples to apples comparison.