Headlines about BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Science & Technology Trust earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.3915057311652 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (BST) traded up 1.24% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $22.85. 117,071 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $23.30 and its 200 day moving average is $21.59. BlackRock Science & Technology Trust has a 52-week low of $17.71 and a 52-week high of $24.13.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.78%.

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About BlackRock Science & Technology Trust

BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (the Trust) is a closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide income and total return through a combination of current income, current gains and long-term capital appreciation. The Trust invests at least 80% of its assets in equity securities of science and technology companies.

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