BlackRock Municipal Income II:BLE


    As of 11/13/2018

    52 Wk Avg$13.70$14.65-6.51%
    52 Wk High$14.63$15.15-0.62%
    52 Wk Low$12.44$14.18-12.52%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate5.42%
    Distribution Amount$0.0580
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund seeks current income exempt from regular Federal income tax through investment in investment grade municipal bonds

    Capital Structure

    As of 11/13/2018

    Total Net Assets:$492.517M
    Total Common Assets:$340.850M
    Common Shares Outstanding:23,500,329

    As of 2/28/2018

    Preferred Share Assets: $151.000M
    Type of Preferred: Variable Rate MuniFund Term Pref
    Total Debt (USD):
    Structural Leverage (USD): $151.000M
    Structural Leverage (%): 30.44%
    Effective Leverage (USD): $221.000M
    Effective Leverage (%): 39.02%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 8/31/2018

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.90%
    Other Expenses:0.08%
    Baseline Expense: 0.98%
    Interest Expense:1.33%
    Total: 2.31%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Blackrock Advisors

    Portfolio Managers
    Theodore R Jaeckel (31 Oct 2006) / Walter O'Connor (31 Oct 2006)

    Category: Tax-Free Income-National
    Ticker: BLE
    NAV Ticker: XBLEX
    Average Daily Volume (shares):
    Average Daily Volume (USD): M
    Inception Date: 7/30/2002
    Inception Share Price: $15.00
    Inception NAV: $14.30
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: August 31
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    As of 11/13/2018

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 9/30/2018
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 11/13/2018
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 11/13/2018
    Avg. UNII Per Share:
    As of 9/30/2018
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 11/13/2018
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 11/13/2018
    Taxable Equivalent Yield

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 11/13/2018

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-6.81%
    1 Year-6.51%
    3 Year-2.15%
    5 Year-2.77%

    As of 11/13/2018

    3 Month-0.20
    6 Month-0.90
    1 Year-1.20
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 11/13/2018
    Category: National Municipal Leveraged Non-Insured

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 11/13/2018
    Category: National Municipal Leveraged Non-Insured

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    As of 6/30/2018
    Average Coupon:
    As of 11/13/2018
    Average Maturity:
    As of 6/30/2018
    24.27 yrs
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 5/31/2018
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 8/31/2018
    Asset Allocation

    As of 2/28/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 6/30/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Prerefund/Escrow 19.45%
    Transportation 17.38%
    Utility 10.24%
    Local Tax-Backed 9.27%
    Health 8.56%
    Corporate Muni 8.34%
    Tobacco 7.40%
    Other Industries 7.25%
    State Tax-Backed 6.38%
    Education 2.90%
    Call Exposure

    As of 6/30/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    State Allocation

    As of 6/30/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    State% Portfolio
    New York11.64%
    New Jersey5.95%
    Top Holdings

    As of 5/31/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    New York Liberty Development Corp., Arb, 5.25 15 Dec 2043$12.78M2.25%
    District Columbia Tob Settleme Ass 6.75% 15 May 2040$12.05M2.13%
    City& County Of San Francisco California 5.00 01 Nov 2019$10.83M1.91%
    New York N Y City Mun Wtr Fin Second 5%$9.91M1.75%
    Vat Recoverable$9.04M1.59%
    New Jersey Econ Dev Auth 6.5% 6.50 01 Apr 2028$8.76M1.55%
    Washington St Various P 5% 5.00 01 Feb 2019$8.29M1.46%
    New York Liberty Development Corp., Refu 5.00 15 Nov 2031$7.80M1.38%
    Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, Rb 5.50 15 Jun 2030$7.46M1.32%
    Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Bds 5%$7.01M1.24%
    Los Angeles Calif Dept Arpts A Senior 5%$6.90M1.22%
    Credit Quality

    As of 6/30/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 6/30/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 2/28/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    USA 60.31%

    Closed-end fund historical distribution sources have included net investment income, realized gains, and return of capital. For more detailed information on the distributions of a specific fund, please visit the sponsor's website.


    Distribution type sourced from Morningstar. For specific information about a fund's distribution sources, visit the fund sponsor's website.

    1 Taxable equivalent yield is the yield or distribution rate needed from a taxable investment to be economically equal to receiving the stated tax-free yield from a municipal bond investment. Please note that the income levels shown in the calculator do not reflect (i) any federal or state limitations on the amounts of allowable itemized deductions, phaseouts of personal or dependent exemption credits or other allowable credits, (ii) any local taxes imposed, or (iii) any alternative minimum taxes or any taxes other than personal income taxes. The user is responsible for selecting the applicable federal and, as applicable, state tax rates. The stated federal tax rates for joint incomes over $250,000 include the 3.8% medicare tax imposed on the net investment income of certain taxpayers with higher incomes. This calculator is for illustrative purposes only and is not intended to represent actual performance, or to predict future performance, of any Nuveen Investments product. Certain taxpayers may find their effective marginal tax rates to be greater than those shown in the calculator. In that case, the taxable equivalent yield may be even higher.

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 doubles the standard deduction and implements a limit for itemizing state and local income taxes, state and local property taxes, and sales taxes on 2018 tax filings. Since it is expected that fewer investors will deduct state income taxes for federal filing purposes, this calculator does not contemplate a federal benefit for state taxes paid, and the effective tax rate therefore represents the applicable federal income tax rate plus the applicable state income tax rate. If you itemize your deductions and have not exceeded your cap on deducting state taxes, your taxable equivalent yield will generally be lower than the rate calculated above.

    The following information applies to closed-end funds in general: Fund shares are not guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Shares of closed-end funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. There can be no assurance that fund objectives will be achieved. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value. NAV returns are net of fund expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions.