BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (BST) Stake Increased by Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC grew its holdings in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) by 9.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 47,561 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,908 shares during the quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC owned 0.21% of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust worth $1,162,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 2.2% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,061,721 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,938,000 after buying an additional 23,187 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 10.5% in the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 185,580 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,534,000 after buying an additional 17,614 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada increased its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 8.9% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 177,609 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,945,000 after buying an additional 14,458 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 16.9% in the third quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 173,819 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,246,000 after buying an additional 25,166 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 15.9% in the third quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 130,754 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,194,000 after buying an additional 17,920 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE BST) opened at $26.98 on Friday. BlackRock Science & Technology Trust has a 12-month low of $17.88 and a 12-month high of $27.45.

The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a $0.13 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This is a boost from BlackRock Science & Technology Trust’s previous monthly dividend of $0.11. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.78%.

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BlackRock Science & Technology Trust Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST)

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