BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) Shares Bought by First Allied Advisory Services Inc.

First Allied Advisory Services Inc. grew its stake in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) by 2.7% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,255 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 350 shares during the quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc.’s holdings in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust were worth $423,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Invesco Ltd. grew its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 2.6% during the second quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 215,483 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,962,000 after acquiring an additional 5,531 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP grew its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 2.9% during the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 147,348 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,715,000 after acquiring an additional 4,112 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC grew its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 5.5% during the third quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 66,893 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,141,000 after acquiring an additional 3,503 shares during the last quarter. BB&T Securities LLC grew its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 0.7% during the second quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 54,673 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,766,000 after acquiring an additional 377 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC grew its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 507.3% during the third quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 54,655 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,748,000 after acquiring an additional 45,655 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of BST opened at $33.00 on Thursday. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $32.36 and its 200-day simple moving average is $32.65. BlackRock Science & Technology Trust has a 12-month low of $23.92 and a 12-month high of $34.69.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 14th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.45%.

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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