BlackRock Science and Technology Trust:BST

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    As of 9/29/2023

    52 Wk Avg$31.97$31.810.54%
    52 Wk High$35.38$35.206.81%
    52 Wk Low$27.45$28.47-5.29%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate9.55%
    Distribution Amount$0.2500
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    To provide income and total return through a combination of current income, current gains and long-term capital appreciation. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its total assets in equity securities of 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 (high growth science and technology stocks), and/or potential to generate current income from advantageous dividend yields (cyclical science and technology stocks).

    Capital Structure

    As of 9/29/2023

    Total Investment Exposure:$1,081.157M
    Total Common Assets:$1,078.585M
    Common Shares Outstanding:34,003,298

    As of 9/29/2023

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $2.573M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $2.573M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $2.573M
    Effective Leverage (%): 0.24%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2022

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.98%
    Other Expenses:0.13%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 1.11%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor

    Portfolio Managers
    Christopher M. Accettella, Caroline Tall, Reid Menge, Kyle McClements, Tony Kim

    Category: Equity-Sector Equity
    Ticker: BST
    NAV Ticker: XBSTX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 118,480
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $3.765M
    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 9/29/2023

    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 6/30/2023
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 9/29/2023
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 9/29/2023
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 9/29/2023

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 10/2/2023

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month0.17%
    1 Year0.54%
    3 Year0.00%
    5 Year0.95%

    As of 9/29/2023

    3 Month-0.45
    6 Month-0.91
    1 Year-0.74
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 9/30/2023
    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 9/30/2023
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Sector Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 8/31/2023
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2022
    Asset Allocation

    As of 8/31/2023

    Top Sectors

    As of 8/31/2023

    Sensitive (Super Sector)66.69%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)11.69%
    Consumer Cyclical6.71%
    Communication Services5.27%
    Financial Services4.98%
    Derivative (Super Sector)-0.04%
    Future Forward-0.04%
    Cash Equivalents-0.04%
    Top Holdings

    As of 8/31/2023

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Microsoft Corp$98.41M8.53%
    Apple Inc$93.33M8.09%
    NVIDIA Corp$85.97M7.45%
    Cadence Design Systems Inc$29.84M2.59%
    ASML Holding NV$28.82M2.50%
    Mastercard Inc Class A$28.62M2.48%
    Tesla Inc$28.17M2.44%
    Broadcom Inc$27.80M2.41% Inc$23.79M2.06%
    Meta Platforms Inc Class A$23.38M2.03%
    Country Allocation

    As of 8/31/2023

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Equity51.79%
    Netherlands - Equity3.38%
    Brazil - Equity1.33%
    Canada - Equity1.14%
    France - Equity1.04%
    Japan - Equity1.02%
    Taiwan - Equity0.87%
    United Kingdom - Equity0.80%
    Singapore - Equity0.62%
    South Korea - Equity0.62%
    Mexico - Equity0.60%
    China - Equity0.54%
    New Zealand - Equity0.47%
    Australia - Equity0.26%
    Philippines - Equity-0.23%
    Others - Equity-0.82%

    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.