Raymond James Trust N.A. Cuts Stock Position in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST)

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Raymond James Trust N.A. lowered its position in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) by 7.8% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 6,218 shares of the company’s stock after selling 525 shares during the period. Raymond James Trust N.A.’s holdings in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust were worth $207,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Stifel Financial Corp grew its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 8.5% in the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 29,694 shares of the company’s stock worth $949,000 after buying an additional 2,324 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC grew its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 5.5% in the 3rd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 66,893 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,141,000 after buying an additional 3,503 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC grew its position in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 38.0% during the 3rd quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 34,633 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,108,000 after purchasing an additional 9,531 shares during the last quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. grew its position in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 2.7% during the 3rd quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 13,255 shares of the company’s stock worth $423,000 after purchasing an additional 350 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP grew its position in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 2.9% during the 3rd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 147,348 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,715,000 after purchasing an additional 4,112 shares during the last quarter.

NYSE:BST opened at $35.36 on Tuesday. BlackRock Science & Technology Trust has a twelve month low of $28.95 and a twelve month high of $35.84. The company’s 50 day moving average is $34.03 and its two-hundred day moving average is $33.18.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 15th will be given a dividend of $0.166 per share. This represents a $1.99 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.63%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 14th. This is an increase from BlackRock Science & Technology Trust’s previous monthly dividend of $0.17.

BlackRock Science & Technology Trust 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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