Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. Raises Holdings in BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME)

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. increased its position in BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BMEGet Rating) by 1.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 26,068 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 326 shares during the quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc.’s holdings in BlackRock Health Sciences Trust were worth $1,012,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Ford Financial Group LLC increased its holdings in BlackRock Health Sciences Trust by 9.9% in the 3rd quarter. Ford Financial Group LLC now owns 7,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $279,000 after purchasing an additional 647 shares in the last quarter. Private Trust Co. NA acquired a new stake in BlackRock Health Sciences Trust in the 2nd quarter valued at $45,000. NewEdge Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in BlackRock Health Sciences Trust in the 2nd quarter valued at $390,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in BlackRock Health Sciences Trust by 17.9% in the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 160,998 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,827,000 after purchasing an additional 24,413 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LPL Financial LLC increased its holdings in BlackRock Health Sciences Trust by 15.9% in the 2nd quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 56,793 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,408,000 after purchasing an additional 7,785 shares in the last quarter.

BlackRock Health Sciences Trust Trading Down 0.4 %

Shares of NYSE BME opened at $42.28 on Friday. BlackRock Health Sciences Trust has a 12-month low of $38.27 and a 12-month high of $47.04. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $43.46 and a 200 day moving average price of $42.58.

BlackRock Health Sciences Trust Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.213 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 12th. This represents a $2.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.05%.

About BlackRock Health Sciences Trust

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BlackRock Health Sciences Trust is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc The fund is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. It invests in the public equity markets of the United States. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating in the health sciences and related sectors, which include businesses involved in researching, developing, producing, distributing or delivering medical, dental, optical, pharmaceutical or biotechnology products, supplies, equipment, or services.

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