News headlines about BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Income Trust earned a news impact score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) opened at 6.3146 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $6.29 and its 200-day moving average is $6.24. BlackRock Income Trust has a one year low of $6.06 and a one year high of $6.66.
The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.0265 per share. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 12th.
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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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