Hilltop Holdings Inc. grew its position in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) by 8.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 9,871 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 783 shares during the period. Hilltop Holdings Inc.’s holdings in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust were worth $319,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of BST. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 32.1% in the 2nd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 63,390 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,048,000 after purchasing an additional 15,409 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 11.0% during the 1st quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 141,142 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,629,000 after buying an additional 14,005 shares in the last quarter. Doliver Advisors LP acquired a new position in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust during the 2nd quarter worth about $278,000. Wealthstreet Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust during the 2nd quarter worth about $275,000. Finally, Raymond James & Associates lifted its position in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust by 2.0% during the 1st quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 335,501 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,004,000 after buying an additional 6,631 shares in the last quarter.

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NYSE BST traded down $0.26 on Friday, hitting $32.71. 50,544 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 85,247. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $32.88 and a two-hundred day moving average of $32.88. BlackRock Science & Technology Trust has a 1-year low of $23.92 and a 1-year high of $36.20.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 30th. Investors of record on Monday, September 16th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 13th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.50%.

About BlackRock Science & Technology Trust

BlackRock Science and Technology Trust is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc The fund is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. It invests directly and indirectly through derivative such as options in public equity markets of countries across the globe. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across the science and technology sector.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST)

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