BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust:BTZ

    Manage Alerts


    As of 5/29/2024

    52 Wk Avg$10.22$11.18-8.58%
    52 Wk High$11.13$11.64-4.06%
    52 Wk Low$9.10$10.43-13.01%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate9.72%
    Distribution Amount$0.0839
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Trust seeks current income, current gains and capital appreciation. Normally, it will invest at least 80% of its total assets in credit-related securities, including, but not limited to, investment grade corporate bonds, high yield bonds, bank loans, preferred securities or convertible bonds or derivatives with economic characteristics similar to these credit-related securities.

    Capital Structure

    As of 5/29/2024

    Total Investment Exposure:$1,633.293M
    Total Common Assets:$1,042.434M
    Common Shares Outstanding:93,324,457

    As of 5/29/2024

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $590.859M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $0.030M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $590.859M
    Effective Leverage (%): 36.18%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 10/31/2023

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.97%
    Other Expenses:0.07%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:2.93%
    Total: 3.97%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor

    Portfolio Managers
    Jeffrey Cucunato, Mitchell S. Garfin, Charley Hung

    Category: Fixed Income - Taxable-Investment Grade
    Ticker: BTZ
    NAV Ticker: XBTZX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 284,037
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $2.888M
    Inception Date: 12/27/2006
    Inception Share Price: $25.00
    Inception NAV: $23.83
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: October 31
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    As of 5/29/2024

    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 12/31/2023
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 5/29/2024
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 5/29/2024
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 5/29/2024
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 5/29/2024

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 5/30/2024

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-7.38%
    1 Year-8.58%
    3 Year-6.79%
    5 Year-6.92%

    As of 5/29/2024

    3 Month-0.09
    6 Month0.07
    1 Year0.69
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 4/30/2024
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Investment Grade

    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 4/30/2024
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Investment Grade

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 5/29/2024
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 4/30/2024
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 10/31/2023
    Average Bond Price:
    As of 4/30/2024
    Asset Allocation

    As of 4/30/2024

    Top Sectors

    As of 4/30/2024

    Corporate (Super Sector)132.39%
    Corporate Bond120.77%
    Securitized (Super Sector)20.04%
    Asset Backed20.04%
    Bank Loan7.68%
    Government (Super Sector)5.75%
    Government Related3.98%
    Preferred Stock3.69%
    Municipal (Super Sector)1.03%
    State Allocation

    As of 4/30/2024

    State% Portfolio
    New York1.03%
    Top Holdings

    As of 4/30/2024

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Us 10Yr Note Jun 24$112.63M10.92%
    Us 5Yr Note Jun 24$107.51M10.42%
    Altria Group, Inc.$18.49M1.79%
    HSBC Capital Funding Dollar I L.P.$14.74M1.43%
    Verizon Communications Inc.$14.45M1.40%
    Progress Energy Inc.$12.98M1.26%
    Us 2Yr Note Jun 24$-17.84M-1.73%
    Us Ultra 10Yr Note Jun 24$-56.68M-5.50%
    ICE: (CDX.NA.HY.41.V2)$-58.05M-5.63%
    Us Long Bond Jun 24$-98.87M-9.59%
    Credit Quality

    As of 4/30/2024

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 4/30/2024

    Country Allocation

    As of 4/30/2024

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Fixed Income121.60%
    Others - Fixed Income12.88%
    Italy - Fixed Income1.59%
    Canada - Fixed Income1.36%
    United Kingdom - Fixed Income1.16%
    Belgium - Fixed Income1.12%
    China - Fixed Income1.11%
    Japan - Fixed Income0.74%
    France - Fixed Income0.73%
    Australia - Fixed Income0.72%
    Brazil - Fixed Income0.54%
    Mexico - Fixed Income0.45%
    Spain - Fixed Income0.42%
    Hong Kong - Fixed Income0.36%
    Indonesia - Fixed Income0.30%
    Colombia - Fixed Income0.29%
    Netherlands - Fixed Income0.29%
    Philippines - Fixed Income0.24%
    Thailand - Fixed Income0.21%
    South Korea - Fixed Income0.20%
    Singapore - Fixed Income0.09%
    Ireland - Fixed Income0.09%
    India - Fixed Income0.07%
    Norway - Fixed Income0.06%
    Pakistan - Fixed Income0.05%
    Malaysia - Fixed Income0.03%
    Israel - Fixed Income0.02%
    Germany - Fixed Income0.02%
    Taiwan - Fixed Income0.02%
    Switzerland - Fixed Income0.02%

    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.


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