Media stories about Blackrock Strategic Municipal Trust Fund (NYSE:BSD) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. 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 public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock Strategic Municipal Trust Fund earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0588390663897 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Blackrock Strategic Municipal Trust Fund (NYSE BSD) traded up $0.01 on Wednesday, reaching $13.26. 14,438 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 19,693. Blackrock Strategic Municipal Trust Fund has a 52-week low of $13.03 and a 52-week high of $15.61.
The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.065 per share. This represents a $0.78 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.88%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, January 12th.
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About Blackrock Strategic Municipal Trust Fund
Blackrock Strategic Municipal Trust (the Trust) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide current income that is exempt from regular federal income tax and to invest in municipal bonds that over time will perform better than the broader municipal bond market.
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