Media headlines about BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Income Trust earned a news impact score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of BlackRock Income Trust (BKT) traded up 0.63% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $6.39. The stock had a trading volume of 33,079 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $6.31 and a 200-day moving average of $6.25. BlackRock Income Trust has a 52 week low of $6.06 and a 52 week high of $6.62.
The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.0265 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 11th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.98%.
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BlackRock Income Trust Company Profile
BlackRock Income Trust, Inc (the Trust) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide current income and capital appreciation. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 75% of its managed assets in bonds that are investment grade quality at the time of investment.
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