News coverage about Blackrock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) has been trending positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock Health Sciences Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.49 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.5554882457266 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Shares of BME stock traded up $0.02 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $35.54. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 10,844 shares, compared to its average volume of 42,777. Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has a 1-year low of $32.81 and a 1-year high of $38.00.
The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be issued a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.75%.
Blackrock Health Sciences Trust Company Profile
BlackRock Health Sciences Trust is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company (the Trust). The Trust’s investment objective is to provide total return through a combination of current income, current gains and long-term capital appreciation. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its assets in equity securities of companies engaged in the health sciences and related industries and equity derivatives with exposure to the health sciences industry.
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