Blackrock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, January 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 16th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share on Wednesday, January 31st. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, January 12th.
Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has raised its dividend payment by an average of 10.1% annually over the last three years.
Blackrock Health Sciences Trust (BME) traded up $0.18 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $36.62. The stock had a trading volume of 21,820 shares, compared to its average volume of 21,000. Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has a 12 month low of $32.22 and a 12 month high of $38.00.
BlackRock Health Sciences Trust is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company (the Trust). The Trust’s investment objective is to provide total return through a combination of current income, current gains and long-term capital appreciation. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its assets in equity securities of companies engaged in the health sciences and related industries and equity derivatives with exposure to the health sciences industry.
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