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BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (BME)

Specialty Equity Funds - Healthcare/Biotech

Data as of April 22, 2024
Market Price $39.01 (+ $0.21)
NAV (April 22, 2024) $42.32 (+ $0.21)
Fund Listed NYSE
Premium / Discount -7.82% (+0.04%)
Fund Info
Inception March 28, 2005
Sponsor BlackRock Advisors
Website www.blackrock.com/inve...
Phone 1-800-882-0052
Location Delaware
Incorporated Delaware
Staggered Board Yes
Term Date N/A
Objective: Current income, current gains and long-term capital appreciation; Equity of health sciences and related industries
Related Indexes
US Equity Index
Tax-Advantaged Equity Dividend Index
Capital & Leverage
Outstanding Shares 13,943,973
Total Assets (Reported: Dec. 31, 2023) $596M
Estimated Total Assets $590M
Net Assets $590M
Market Cap $544M
Portfolio Turnover 43.00%
Total Leverage 0.00%
Structural Leverage (out of total) 0.00%
Portfolio Leverage (out of total) 0.00%
Expense Ratio 1.06%
Non Lev Exp Ratio 1.06%
Rel Lev Cost %
Discount Data
Average Discount (3 Yr) -1.12%
Discount Low(3 Yr) -9.55%
Discount High(3 Yr) 5.88%
Discount Rel Range (3 Yr) 11.21%
Comp Discount 2.21
Discount St Dev (1Yr) 1.76
Z-Stat (6mo) -1.10
Z-Stat (1Yr) -1.51
Z-Stat (3Yr) -2.02
Comp Z-Stat (6mo) -1.79
Comp Z-Stat (3Yr) -1.24
Distribution Data
Market Yield 6.55%
Income Yield 1.11%
Lev Adj NAV Yield 6.04%
Distribution Frequency M
Current Distribution $0.213
Current Income $0.036
Ex-Date 4/12/24
Payable Date 4/30/24
Div Growth (3yr) 6.50%
Dividend Change 6.5% on 10/1/21
Expected Div 5/1/24
RoC (1yr) 42.70%
RoC (3yr) 18.92%
Tax Dividend Data 2023 2021 - 2023
Income 6.3% 3.7%
ST Gains 0% 0%
QDI 6.3% 3.7%
LT Gains 65.0% 85.4%
RoC 28.7% 10.9%
Volume & Liquidity
Average Daily $ (K) $1,219
Avg Volume 30 day 36,868
Avg Volume 90 day 31,241
Volume Trend 18.01%
Comp Volume Trend 30.07%
Correlation & Volatility
Price Correlation (1yr)
vs. S&P 500 (TR)
Price Correlation (1yr)
vs. CEFA's 12 Major CEF Sectors Index
Price Correlation (1yr)
vs. CEFA's Equity Income Index
Most Correlated Peer (Mk Pr): THQ 83.0%
NAV - Price Correlation (30 d) 98.1%
NAV - Price Correlation (90 d) 80.6%
NAV - Price Correlation (1 Yr) 89.4%
Price St Dev (1Yr) 12.0%
NAV St Dev (1Yr) 9.3%
Earnings / Share (12/31/23) $0.010
Earn Coverage 4.65%
Earnings Trend Up
UNII / Share (12/31/23) $-0.092
Rel UNII -21.10
UNII Trend Down
NAV Beta (2yr)
vs. S&P 500 (TR)
NAV Beta (2yr)
vs. CEFA's 12 Major CEF Sectors Index
NAV Beta (2yr)
vs. CEFA's Equity Income Index


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