Media headlines about BlackRock Ltd. Duration Income Trust (NYSE:BLW) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Ltd. Duration Income Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 47.7633169206071 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of BlackRock Ltd. Duration Income Trust (NYSE BLW) traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $15.89. 107,002 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 90,770. BlackRock Ltd. Duration Income Trust has a 1 year low of $15.09 and a 1 year high of $16.30.
The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.0795 per share. This represents a $0.95 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This is a boost from BlackRock Ltd. Duration Income Trust’s previous monthly dividend of $0.08.
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About BlackRock Ltd. Duration Income Trust
BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide current income and capital appreciation. It seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in three asset classes, such as intermediate duration, investment grade corporate bonds, mortgage-related securities, asset-backed securities and the United States Government and agency securities; senior, secured floating rate loans made to corporate and other business entities, and the United States dollar-denominated securities of the United States and non-United States issuers rated below investment grade or unrated and deemed by the investment advisor to be of comparable quality and, to a limited extent, non-United States dollar denominated securities of non-United States issuers rated below investment grade or unrated and deemed by the investment advisor to be of comparable quality.
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