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BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (BST)

Specialty Equity Funds - Covered Call Funds

Data as of June 14, 2024
Market Price $37.62 (- $0.24)
NAV (June 14, 2024) $38.96 (- $0.19)
Fund Listed NYSE
Premium / Discount -3.44% (-0.14%)
Fund Info
Inception Oct. 29, 2014
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 securities of U.S. and non-U.S. science and technology companies
Related Indexes
15 Major CEF Sectors Index
Equity Income Index
60/40 Balanced (w/ BDCs) Index
Covered Call / Option Funds Index
All Sector Equity CEF Index
Alternative Income Index
Capital & Leverage
Outstanding Shares 34,720,019
Total Assets (Reported: Dec. 31, 2023) $1,221M
Estimated Total Assets $1,353M
Net Assets $1,353M
Market Cap $1,306M
Portfolio Turnover 32.00%
Total Leverage 0.00%
Structural Leverage (out of total) 0.00%
Portfolio Leverage (out of total) 0.00%
Expense Ratio 1.09%
Non Lev Exp Ratio 1.09%
Rel Lev Cost %
Discount Data
Average Discount (3 Yr) -1.13%
Discount Low(3 Yr) -7.48%
Discount High(3 Yr) 11.94%
Discount Rel Range (3 Yr) 20.80%
Comp Discount 3.98
Discount St Dev (1Yr) 1.47
Z-Stat (6mo) -1.69
Z-Stat (1Yr) -2.01
Z-Stat (3Yr) -0.83
Comp Z-Stat (6mo) -2.24
Comp Z-Stat (3Yr) 0.13
Distribution Data
Market Yield 7.97%
Income Yield 0.00%
Lev Adj NAV Yield 7.70%
Distribution Frequency M
Current Distribution $0.250
Current Income $0.000
Ex-Date 6/14/24
Payable Date 6/28/24
Div Growth (3yr) 10.62%
Dividend Change 10.6% on 10/1/21
Expected Div 7/1/24
RoC (1yr) 25.37%
RoC (3yr) 22.60%
Tax Dividend Data 2023 2021 - 2023
Income 0% 0%
ST Gains 0% 0%
QDI 0% 0%
LT Gains 49.3% 73.7%
RoC 50.7% 26.3%
Volume & Liquidity
Average Daily $ (K) $3,401
Avg Volume 30 day 92,034
Avg Volume 90 day 90,415
Volume Trend 1.79%
Comp Volume Trend 13.53%
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 Covered Call / Option Funds Index
Most Correlated Peer (Mk Pr): EOS 85.0%
NAV - Price Correlation (30 d) 92.8%
NAV - Price Correlation (90 d) 91.2%
NAV - Price Correlation (1 Yr) 96.3%
Price St Dev (1Yr) 17.1%
NAV St Dev (1Yr) 14.0%
Earnings / Share (12/31/23) $-0.020
Earn Coverage 0.00%
Earnings Trend Down
UNII / Share (12/31/23) $-0.000
UNII Trend Up
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 Covered Call / Option Funds Index


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