Press coverage about Blackrock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) has trended positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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 Health Sciences Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.46 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.248292578851 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.
Shares of BME traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $40.01. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 18,709 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,427. Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has a 1-year low of $32.81 and a 1-year high of $41.44.
The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.00%.
BlackRock Health Sciences Trust is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc The fund is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. It invests in the public equity markets of the United States. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating in the health sciences and related sectors, which include businesses involved in researching, developing, producing, distributing or delivering medical, dental, optical, pharmaceutical or biotechnology products, supplies, equipment, or services.
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