BB&T Securities LLC boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) by 108.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 48,903 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 25,484 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC’s holdings in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust were worth $1,086,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its position in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 13.6% in the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 43,653 shares of the company’s stock valued at $970,000 after buying an additional 5,217 shares during the last quarter. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC increased its position in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 0.6% in the second quarter. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC now owns 5,859 shares of the company’s stock valued at $130,000 after buying an additional 34 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 12.0% in the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 167,966 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,731,000 after buying an additional 18,044 shares during the last quarter.

BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (BST) opened at 23.68 on Monday. BlackRock Science & Technology Trust has a 52-week low of $17.71 and a 52-week high of $24.13. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $23.53 and a 200 day moving average price of $21.88.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.57%.

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About BlackRock Science & Technology Trust

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.

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

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