Blackrock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, May 2nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share on Friday, May 31st. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 14th.
Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has increased its dividend payment by an average of 3.7% per year over the last three years.
Shares of NYSE BME traded down $0.22 during trading on Friday, reaching $36.20. 46,800 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 33,360. Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has a 52-week low of $32.00 and a 52-week high of $44.00.
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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