News stories about BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure (NYSE:BUI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.7251752543093 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure (NYSE:BUI) opened at 20.57 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $20.83 and its 200 day moving average is $20.37. BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure has a 12-month low of $17.24 and a 12-month high of $21.43.

The business 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 $0.121 per share. This represents a $1.45 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.06%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th.

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About BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure

BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust is a closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide total return through a combination of current income, current gains and long-term capital appreciation. It seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in equity securities issued by companies that are engaged in the Utilities and Infrastructure business segments in the world and by utilizing an option writing (selling) strategy in an effort to enhance current gains.

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