Media headlines about Blackrock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock Health Sciences Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.46 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7081851493067 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of NYSE BME traded up $0.38 on Wednesday, reaching $40.60. 41,208 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 36,444. Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has a fifty-two week low of $32.81 and a fifty-two week high of $41.44.
The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.91%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 13th.
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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