BlackRock Science and Technology Trust:BST

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    As of 7/10/2020

    52 Wk Avg$33.38$32.941.32%
    52 Wk High$40.58$40.585.49%
    52 Wk Low$22.41$25.57-8.37%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate4.91%
    Distribution Amount$0.1655
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its total assets in equity securities issued by U.S. and non-U.S. science and technology companies in any market capitalization range, selected for their rapid and sustainable growth potential from the development, advancement and use of science and/or technology , and/or potential to generate current income from advantageous dividend yields .

    Capital Structure

    As of 7/10/2020

    Total Investment Exposure:$906.872M
    Total Common Assets:$905.811M
    Common Shares Outstanding:22,371,225

    As of 6/30/2017

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $1.061M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD):
    Effective Leverage (USD): $1.061M
    Effective Leverage (%): 0.12%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2019

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.01%
    Other Expenses:-0.09%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 0.92%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor

    Portfolio Managers
    Tony Kim, Tom Callen, Kyle McClements

    Category: Equity-Sector Equity
    Ticker: BST
    NAV Ticker: XBSTX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 109,814
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $3.585M
    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 7/10/2020

    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 12/31/2019
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 7/10/2020
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 7/10/2020
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 7/10/2020

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 7/10/2020

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month0.76%
    1 Year1.32%
    3 Year1.85%
    5 Year-3.23%

    As of 7/10/2020

    3 Month-0.87
    6 Month-0.44
    1 Year-0.83
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 6/30/2020
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Sector 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 6/30/2020
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Sector Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 3/31/2020
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2019
    Asset Allocation

    As of 3/31/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 3/31/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sensitive (Super Sector)67.43%
    Communication Services16.89%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)16.72%
    Consumer Cyclical9.72%
    Financial Services7.00%
    Defensive (Super Sector)4.63%
    Consumer Defensive2.64%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)2.40%
    Cash Equivalents2.40%
    Top Holdings

    As of 3/31/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Microsoft Corp$35.03M5.24%
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR$24.02M3.59%
    Apple Inc$23.51M3.52% Inc$23.15M3.46%
    Alphabet Inc A$20.99M3.14%
    Tencent Holdings Ltd$20.41M3.05%
    Mastercard Inc A$18.76M2.81%
    Visa Inc Class A$17.48M2.61%
    Adobe Inc$14.57M2.18% Inc$14.06M2.10%
    Country Allocation

    As of 3/31/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Equity57.43%
    China - Equity13.68%
    Brazil - Equity3.11%
    Germany - Equity2.35%
    Netherlands - Equity2.21%
    Taiwan - Equity1.89%
    Canada - Equity1.42%
    Singapore - Equity0.95%
    Russia - Equity0.92%
    South Korea - Equity0.90%
    France - Equity0.84%
    Japan - Equity0.81%
    New Zealand - Equity0.71%
    Australia - Equity0.62%
    United Kingdom - Equity-0.02%

    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.

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