Advisors Asset Management Inc. Raises Position in BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (BST)

Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) by 16.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 173,819 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,166 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. owned 0.78% of BlackRock Science and Technology Trust worth $4,246,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in BlackRock Science and Technology Trust in the 3rd quarter valued at about $210,000. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its holdings in BlackRock Science and Technology Trust by 53.4% in the 3rd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 25,811 shares of the company’s stock valued at $631,000 after purchasing an additional 8,990 shares during the period. Smith Moore & CO. bought a new stake in BlackRock Science and Technology Trust in the 3rd quarter valued at about $1,150,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of BlackRock Science and Technology Trust by 15.9% during the 3rd quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 130,754 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,194,000 after acquiring an additional 17,920 shares during the period. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of BlackRock Science and Technology Trust by 10.5% during the 3rd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 185,580 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,534,000 after acquiring an additional 17,614 shares during the period.

Shares of BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (BST) traded up $0.14 during trading on Thursday, hitting $26.13. 108,671 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 101,267. BlackRock Science and Technology Trust has a 12 month low of $17.88 and a 12 month high of $27.45.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th were paid a $0.11 dividend. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.05%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 14th.

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BlackRock Science and Technology Trust Profile

BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (the Trust) is a closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide income and total return through a combination of current income, current gains and long-term capital appreciation. The Trust invests at least 80% of its assets in equity securities of science and technology companies.

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

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