BlackRock Util, Infra & Power Opp:BUI

    Manage Alerts


    As of 3/24/2023

    52 Wk Avg$22.07$22.59-2.30%
    52 Wk High$25.86$25.135.27%
    52 Wk Low$18.71$19.61-7.37%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate6.54%
    Distribution Amount$0.1210
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    To provide 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 issued by companies that are engaged in the Utilities, Infrastructure and Power Opportunities business segments anywhere in the world and by employing a strategy of writing (selling) call and put options.

    Capital Structure

    As of 3/24/2023

    Total Investment Exposure:$491.622M
    Total Common Assets:$491.397M
    Common Shares Outstanding:22,275,455

    As of 3/24/2023

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $0.225M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $0.225M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $0.225M
    Effective Leverage (%): 0.05%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2022

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.99%
    Other Expenses:0.09%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 1.08%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor

    Portfolio Managers
    Christopher M. Accettella, Alastair Bishop, Kyle McClements

    Category: Equity-Sector Equity
    Ticker: BUI
    NAV Ticker: XBUIX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 54,296
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $1.192M
    Inception Date: 11/23/2011
    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 3/24/2023

    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 12/31/2022
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 3/24/2023
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 3/24/2023
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 3/24/2023

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 3/27/2023

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-3.56%
    1 Year-2.30%
    3 Year1.11%
    5 Year2.03%

    As of 3/24/2023

    3 Month1.36
    6 Month1.86
    1 Year1.06
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 2/28/2023
    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 2/28/2023
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Sector Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

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

    As of 12/31/2022

    Top Sectors

    As of 12/31/2022

    Defensive (Super Sector)50.02%
    Sensitive (Super Sector)44.46%
    Basic Materials3.87%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)3.87%
    Cash Equivalents2.26%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)2.26%
    Top Holdings

    As of 12/31/2022

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    NextEra Energy Inc$41.09M8.26%
    Enel SpA$20.52M4.12%
    RWE AG Class A$19.77M3.97%
    Waste Management Inc$15.37M3.09%
    Sempra Energy$15.30M3.07%
    American Electric Power Co Inc$14.91M3.00%
    Vinci SA$14.75M2.96%
    Vestas Wind Systems A/S$14.63M2.94%
    Williams Companies Inc$13.86M2.78%
    Kinder Morgan Inc Class P$13.39M2.69%
    Country Allocation

    As of 12/31/2022

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Equity54.80%
    France - Equity5.67%
    Italy - Equity4.93%
    Germany - Equity4.91%
    United Kingdom - Equity4.78%
    Denmark - Equity4.24%
    Spain - Equity4.17%
    Canada - Equity4.15%
    Sweden - Equity2.69%
    South Korea - Equity1.81%
    Portugal - Equity1.74%
    Ireland - Equity1.28%
    Netherlands - Equity1.17%
    China - Equity0.85%
    Singapore - Equity0.71%
    Brazil - Equity0.44%

    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.