Media headlines about BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Income Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.7540771531487 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

BlackRock Income Trust (BKT) opened at $6.11 on Monday. BlackRock Income Trust has a 1 year low of $6.06 and a 1 year high of $6.40.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.0265 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.20%.

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About BlackRock Income Trust

BlackRock Income Trust, Inc (the Trust) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide current income and capital appreciation. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 75% of its managed assets in bonds that are investment grade quality at the time of investment.

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