Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) Share Price

Press coverage about BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press 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 negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Science & Technology Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 47.0579355863305 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) traded up 0.04% on Thursday, reaching $25.65. 64,385 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $24.80 and a 200 day moving average of $23.27. BlackRock Science & Technology Trust has a 12 month low of $17.71 and a 12 month high of $26.06.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 13th. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.15%.

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About BlackRock Science & Technology Trust

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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