BlackRock Science and Technology Trust:BST

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    Overview

    As of 12/1/2022

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$32.18$31.751.35%
    52 Wk Avg$38.19$39.17-2.27%
    52 Wk High$52.99$55.674.17%
    52 Wk Low$27.45$29.44-7.48%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate9.32%
    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 12/1/2022

    Total Investment Exposure:$1,019.137M
    Total Common Assets:$1,019.137M
    Common Shares Outstanding:32,098,789
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2021

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.01%
    Other Expenses:-0.01%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 1.00%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    BlackRock

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

    Basics
    Category: Equity-Sector Equity
    Ticker: BST
    NAV Ticker: XBSTX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 162,084
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $6.298M
    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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    Distributions

    As of 12/1/2022

    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 6/30/2022
    -$0.1695
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 12/1/2022
    9.45%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 12/1/2022
    -36.33%
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 12/1/2022
    0.00%

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 12/2/2022

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-0.96%
    1 Year-2.27%
    3 Year-0.03%
    5 Year1.45%
    Z-Score

    As of 12/1/2022

    PeriodZStat
    3 Month0.96
    6 Month0.92
    1 Year1.38
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 11/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Sector Equity

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD-30.17%-35.02%-6.40%-4.01%
    20211.84%9.03%22.39%17.58%
    202069.40%69.37%5.15%5.71%
    201935.24%38.14%26.64%22.38%
    20189.23%0.23%-12.35%-9.96%
    201757.42%45.37%18.18%12.88%
    201611.29%8.60%17.45%14.67%
    20155.38%7.84%-15.98%-12.75%
    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 11/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Sector Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 10/31/2022
    138
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2021
    31.00%
    Asset Allocation

    As of 10/31/2022

    Top Sectors

    As of 10/31/2022

    Sector%Portfolio
    Sensitive (Super Sector)58.10%
    Technology52.00%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)13.96%
    Cash Equivalents9.89%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)9.89%
    Financial Services7.75%
    Consumer Cyclical6.22%
    Communication Services4.65%
    Industrials1.45%
    Top Holdings

    As of 10/31/2022

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Apple Inc$75.31M7.52%
    Microsoft Corp$61.12M6.11%
    Mastercard Inc Class A$31.31M3.13%
    Visa Inc Class A$26.91M2.69%
    Tesla Inc$24.20M2.42%
    Alphabet Inc Class A$20.49M2.05%
    ASML Holding NV$19.84M1.98%
    Wolfspeed Inc$19.24M1.92%
    Marvell Technology Inc$18.12M1.81%
    PROJECT SHOPPING SERIES E Prvt$17.97M1.79%
    Country Allocation

    As of 10/31/2022

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Equity51.03%
    Netherlands - Equity3.10%
    France - Equity1.53%
    China - Equity1.24%
    South Korea - Equity1.15%
    United Kingdom - Equity1.01%
    Brazil - Equity0.90%
    Singapore - Equity0.67%
    New Zealand - Equity0.58%
    Canada - Equity0.53%
    Australia - Equity0.42%
    Japan - Equity0.40%
    Switzerland - Equity-0.02%
    Ireland - Equity-0.22%
    Others - Equity-0.39%

    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.

    NOTES:

    Distribution type sourced from Morningstar. In general, managed distributions may be sourced from net investment income, realized gains and return of capital. CEFConnect.com 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.

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