Media coverage about BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Income Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 47.2219388974111 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE BKT) opened at $6.11 on Friday. BlackRock Income Trust has a twelve month low of $6.06 and a twelve month high of $6.40.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 19th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 12th will be issued a dividend of $0.0265 per share. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.20%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 11th.

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About BlackRock Income Trust

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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