Media headlines about BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Income Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7716119962877 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE BKT) remained flat at $6.32 on Wednesday. The company had a trading volume of 29,801 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $6.31 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.26. BlackRock Income Trust has a 12-month low of $6.06 and a 12-month high of $6.61.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.0265 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.03%.

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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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