Headlines about BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Science and Technology Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.2926879994839 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (BST) opened at $26.90 on Thursday. BlackRock Science and Technology Trust has a fifty-two week low of $17.88 and a fifty-two week high of $27.45.
The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.80%. This is a positive change from BlackRock Science and Technology Trust’s previous monthly dividend of $0.11. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th.
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BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (the Trust) is a closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide income and total return through a combination of current income, current gains and long-term capital appreciation. The Trust invests at least 80% of its assets in equity securities of science and technology companies.
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