Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC Increases Holdings in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST)

Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC grew its holdings in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) by 41.2% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The fund owned 9,000 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,625 shares during the period. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC’s holdings in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust were worth $290,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. NEXT Financial Group Inc purchased a new position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust in the second quarter valued at about $25,000. C J Advisory Inc purchased a new position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust in the first quarter valued at about $30,000. Keystone Financial Group purchased a new position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust in the first quarter valued at about $205,000. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. purchased a new position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust in the first quarter valued at about $221,000. Finally, ACG Wealth lifted its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 4.0% in the first quarter. ACG Wealth now owns 8,148 shares of the company’s stock valued at $267,000 after acquiring an additional 314 shares in the last quarter.

NYSE:BST opened at $32.46 on Tuesday. BlackRock Science & Technology Trust has a 12 month low of $23.92 and a 12 month high of $36.20. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $33.26.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 15th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 14th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.54%.

BlackRock Science & Technology Trust Profile

BlackRock Science and Technology Trust is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc The fund is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. It invests directly and indirectly through derivative such as options in public equity markets of countries across the globe. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across the science and technology sector.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST)

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