Media coverage about BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:BUI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.784109497209 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:BUI) opened at $21.57 on Friday. BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust has a fifty-two week low of $18.27 and a fifty-two week high of $21.72.
The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $0.121 dividend. This represents a $1.45 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th.
BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust Company Profile
BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust is a closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide total return through a combination of current income, current gains and long-term capital appreciation. It seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in equity securities issued by companies that are engaged in the Utilities and Infrastructure business segments in the world and by utilizing an option writing (selling) strategy in an effort to enhance current gains.
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