News headlines about BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) have been trending positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Income Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7477784097458 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

BlackRock Income Trust (BKT) opened at $6.11 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $390.69, a PE ratio of 61.10 and a beta of 0.07. BlackRock Income Trust has a one year low of $6.06 and a one year high of $6.40.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.0265 per share. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.20%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. BlackRock Income Trust’s payout ratio is 320.00%.

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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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