BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II (NYSE:BMEZ) Short Interest Update

BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II (NYSE:BMEZGet Rating) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 22,700 shares, a growth of 116.2% from the March 31st total of 10,500 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 340,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.1 days.

In other BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II news, Portfolio Manager Christopher Accettella purchased 1,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 4th. The shares were bought at an average price of 21.86 per share, for a total transaction of 39,348.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in BMEZ. Ellis Investment Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $103,000. Private Capital Group LLC acquired a new position in BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II in the 4th quarter valued at $111,000. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC raised its holdings in BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II by 40.7% in the 4th quarter. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC now owns 4,455 shares of the company’s stock worth $113,000 after acquiring an additional 1,288 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC acquired a new position in BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II during the 4th quarter worth $213,000. Finally, Claro Advisors LLC bought a new stake in BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II during the fourth quarter valued at about $221,000.

Shares of NYSE BMEZ opened at 17.70 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is 19.26. BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II has a 52 week low of 17.21 and a 52 week high of 29.99.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 14th will be given a dividend of $0.145 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, April 13th. This represents a $1.74 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.83%.

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