BlackRock Science and Technology Trust:BST

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    As of 1/14/2022

    52 Wk Avg$54.58$54.350.53%
    52 Wk High$62.16$58.6811.94%
    52 Wk Low$46.92$48.25-7.48%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate6.29%
    Distribution Amount$0.2500
    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 1/14/2022

    Total Investment Exposure:$1,548.023M
    Total Common Assets:$1,548.023M
    Common Shares Outstanding:32,083,371
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2021

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.99%
    Other Expenses:0.00%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 0.99%
    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): 130,487
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $7.006M
    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 1/14/2022

    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 6/30/2021
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 1/14/2022
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 1/14/2022
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 1/14/2022

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 1/18/2022

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-4.45%
    1 Year0.53%
    3 Year1.36%
    5 Year0.49%

    As of 1/17/2022

    3 Month2.08
    6 Month2.11
    1 Year-0.30
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 12/31/2021
    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 12/31/2021
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Sector Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 9/30/2021
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2021
    Asset Allocation

    As of 9/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 9/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sensitive (Super Sector)66.10%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)11.91%
    Communication Services11.58%
    Consumer Cyclical6.98%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)6.49%
    Cash Equivalents6.49%
    Financial Services4.93%
    Corporate (Super Sector)0.86%
    Top Holdings

    As of 9/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Microsoft Corp$63.90M3.61%
    Apple Inc$63.78M3.61%
    Alphabet Inc Class A$43.39M2.45% Inc$36.79M2.08%
    Project Kafka Ordinary$35.75M2.02%
    Marvell Technology Inc$34.90M1.97%
    PayPal Holdings Inc$32.70M1.85%
    ASML Holding NV$30.61M1.73%
    Square Inc Class A$29.65M1.68%
    Mastercard Inc Class A$29.05M1.64%
    Credit Quality

    As of 9/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 9/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Equity59.74%
    South Korea - Equity3.24%
    Japan - Equity3.00%
    Netherlands - Equity2.72%
    United Kingdom - Equity2.01%
    Brazil - Equity1.18%
    Taiwan - Equity1.16%
    Canada - Equity1.10%
    France - Equity0.95%
    China - Equity0.89%
    Russia - Equity0.88%
    New Zealand - Equity0.77%
    Singapore - Equity0.76%
    Germany - Equity0.69%

    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.


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