BlackRock Science and Technolo:BST

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    As of 10/11/2019

    52 Wk Avg$31.59$30.553.57%
    52 Wk High$34.55$34.2710.88%
    52 Wk Low$24.50$24.25-1.60%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate5.57%
    Distribution Amount$0.1500
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Trusts investment objectives is to provide income and total return through a combination of current income, current gains and long-term capital appreciation.

    Capital Structure

    As of 10/11/2019

    Total Net Assets:$711.123M
    Total Common Assets:$710.063M
    Common Shares Outstanding:22,371,225

    As of 6/30/2017

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Type of Preferred:
    Total Debt (USD):
    Structural Leverage (USD):
    Structural Leverage (%): 0.00%
    Effective Leverage (USD): $1.000M
    Effective Leverage (%): 0.20%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2018

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.00%
    Other Expenses:0.08%
    Baseline Expense: 1.08%
    Interest Expense:0.00%
    Total: 1.08%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    BlackRock Advisors, LLC

    Portfolio Managers
    Tom Callen (29 Oct 2014) / Tony Kim (29 Oct 2014) / Kyle McClements (29 Oct 2014)

    Category: Non-US/Other-Global Equity
    Ticker: BST
    NAV Ticker: XBSTX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 98,000
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $3.036M
    Inception Date: 10/29/2014
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $19.06
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
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    As of 10/11/2019

    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 6/30/2019
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 10/11/2019
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 10/11/2019
    Avg. UNII Per Share:
    As of 6/30/2018
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 10/11/2019

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 10/11/2019

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month1.67%
    1 Year3.57%
    3 Year-0.63%
    5 Year 

    As of 10/14/2019

    3 Month0.50
    6 Month0.10
    1 Year-0.60
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 10/11/2019
    Category: Global Equity

    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 10/11/2019
    Category: Global Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 6/30/2019
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2018
    Asset Allocation

    As of 6/30/2017 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 6/30/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Software & Services 68.95%
    Semiconductors & Semicond13.42%
    Retailing 7.69%
    Tech Hardware & Equip 5.78%
    Media 1.20%
    Autos & Components 0.81%
    Consumer Durables 0.62%
    Health Care Equipment & S0.51%
    Commercial & Professional0.48%
    Consumer Services 0.23%
    Top Holdings

    As of 6/30/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Microsoft Corporation$36.74M5.04% Inc$28.88M3.96%
    Tencent Holdings Ltd.$26.17M3.59%
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR$23.46M3.22%
    MasterCard Incorporated A$22.77M3.13%
    Google Inc Class C Capital Stock$22.69M3.11%
    Twilio Inc A$21.05M2.89%
    Visa, Inc.$20.77M2.85%
    Apple, Inc.$18.05M2.48%, Inc.$17.56M2.41%
    Adobe Systems Inc$16.58M2.28%
    Country Allocation

    As of 6/30/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    USA 68.63%
    China 14.77%
    Other Countries 4.04%
    Netherlands 3.41%
    France 3.08%
    Germany 1.97%
    Japan 1.66%
    Taiwan 1.22%
    South Africa 1.20%

    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. In general, managed distributions may be sourced from net investment income, realized gains and return of capital. does not undertake to disclose specific information about closed-end fund distribution sources. For specific information about a fund's distribution sources, visit the fund sponsor's website.

    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.