BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) Holdings Lifted by First Trust Advisors LP

First Trust Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) by 11.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 141,142 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 14,005 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust were worth $4,629,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its stake in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 49.6% during the fourth quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 71,739 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,971,000 after acquiring an additional 23,787 shares in the last quarter. BB&T Securities LLC raised its stake in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 2.6% during the fourth quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 54,821 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,506,000 after acquiring an additional 1,379 shares in the last quarter. Quad Cities Investment Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $158,000. FDx Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $242,000. Finally, Raymond James & Associates raised its stake in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 2.4% during the fourth quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 328,870 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,037,000 after acquiring an additional 7,780 shares in the last quarter.

BlackRock Science & Technology Trust stock opened at $32.28 on Thursday. BlackRock Science & Technology Trust has a fifty-two week low of $23.92 and a fifty-two week high of $36.20.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.58%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 13th.

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BlackRock Science & Technology Trust Company Profile

BlackRock Science and Technology Trust is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc The fund is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. It invests directly and indirectly through derivative such as options in public equity markets of countries across the globe. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across the science and technology sector.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST)

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