BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust (NYSE:BGR – Get Rating) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 37,900 shares, an increase of 398.7% from the April 30th total of 7,600 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 198,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.2 days.
Shares of BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust stock opened at $12.67 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $11.73 and a 200 day moving average of $10.83. BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust has a 12 month low of $8.18 and a 12 month high of $12.72.
The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 31st. Investors of record on Monday, May 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.044 per share. This represents a $0.53 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.17%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 13th.
BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust Company Profile (Get Rating)
BlackRock Energy and Resources Trust is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc The fund is co-managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC and BlackRock International Limited. It invests in public equity markets across the globe, with an emphasis on the United States. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating in the energy and natural resources sectors.
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