Blackrock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, March 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 14th.
Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has raised its dividend by an average of 3.7% annually over the last three years.
BME traded up $0.03 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $40.04. The company had a trading volume of 230 shares, compared to its average volume of 32,118. Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has a 12-month low of $32.00 and a 12-month high of $44.00.
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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