Blackrock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) Announces Monthly Dividend of $0.20

Blackrock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, September 3rd, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 16th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share on Monday, September 30th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 13th.

Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has increased its dividend by an average of 3.7% annually over the last three years.

BME stock traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $37.85. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 41,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 32,123. Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has a 12 month low of $32.00 and a 12 month high of $44.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $38.48 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $38.62.

In other news, Director Cynthia Egan acquired 3,737 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 28th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $38.92 per share, with a total value of $145,444.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Blackrock Health Sciences Trust Company Profile

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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Dividend History for Blackrock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME)

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