Blackrock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, December 11th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share on Friday, December 29th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.65%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th.

Blackrock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME) traded up $0.30 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $36.09. 12,800 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 24,670. Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has a one year low of $31.55 and a one year high of $38.00.

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About Blackrock Health Sciences Trust

BlackRock Health Sciences Trust is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company (the Trust). The Trust’s investment objective is 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 assets in equity securities of companies engaged in the health sciences and related industries and equity derivatives with exposure to the health sciences industry.

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