Press coverage about BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) has trended positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Income Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 48.2684043476594 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) traded down 0.64% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $6.23. The stock had a trading volume of 602,821 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $6.31 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.29. BlackRock Income Trust has a 1-year low of $6.06 and a 1-year high of $6.49.
The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Investors of record on Monday, October 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.0265 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 13th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.07%.
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About BlackRock Income Trust
BlackRock Income Trust, Inc (the Trust) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide current income and capital appreciation. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 75% of its managed assets in bonds that are investment grade quality at the time of investment.
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