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BlackRock Health Sciences Trust  as of 06/15/2021

NYSE / BME Asset Class:  Sector Equity Funds 1 YR Lipper Avg:  37.62%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 15.65% 13.76% 20.58% 3.47%
Lipper Pct. Rank 40 43 95 95
NAV Return 15.12% 14.58% 25.33% 5.91%
Lipper Pct. Rank 25 24 70 74
Premium/Discount History

Premium/Discount
10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
1.850% 2.730% 3.570%

NAV $47.12 Market Price $47.98
Net Change -$0.11 Market Change -$0.10
Premium/Discount 1.83%
1 YR NAV Return 25.329%
1 YR NAV Rank 70
12-Mo Yield as of 4/30/2021 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 0.01%
Distribution Yield (Market) 5.01%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.200
Ex-Div Date 5/13/2021
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend $0.194
Ex-Div Date 12/14/2018
Dividend Frequency Monthly
YTD Dividends $0.800
YTD Capital Gains --
Inception Date 3/31/2005
Fund Advisor BlackRock Inc
Manager & Tenure Team Managed
Phone 800-882-0052
Website www1.blackrock.com
Total Net Assets (mil) as of 5/31/2021 $587.0
% Leveraged Assets as of 12/31/2020 --
Portfolio Turnover 28.00%
Mgmt Fees 0.999%
Expense Ratio 1.100%
Fund Objective
The Fund seeks to provide total return through a combination of current income and capital appreciation. The Fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in equity securities of companies engaged in the health sciences and related industries and equity derivatives with exposure to the health sciences industry.
Top Holdings (as of 1/31/2021)
UnitedHealth Group Inc ORD 7.42%
Abbott Laboratories ORD 5.45%
Johnson & Johnson ORD 4.51%
Eli Lilly and Co ORD 3.72%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ORD 3.54%
Cigna Corp ORD 2.97%
Medtronic PLC ORD 2.86%
Amgen Inc ORD 2.76%
Humana Inc ORD 2.50%
Stryker Corp ORD 2.41%
Top Sectors (as of 1/31/2021)
Health Care 94.94%
Non Classified Equity 4.01%
Technology 1.23%
Consumer Services 0.47%
Industrials 0.31%
Financials 0.08%

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