250K shares changed hands on Wednesday. Overall, volume was up 78.64% over the stocks normal daily volume.
Investors are feeling more bearish on shares of the company of late as implied by the change in short interest. The stock experienced a rise in short interest of 198.48% as of October 31, 2017 from the last reporting period. Short interest grew from 26,249 to 78,347 over that timeframe. The short-interest ratio increased to 1.0 and the short interest percentage is 1,004.45% as of October 31.
Here are a few substantial investment firms who have updated their positions. As of quarter end Millennium Management LLC had disposed of a total of 15,207 shares trimming its stake by 57.2%. The value of the investment in Blackrock Science and Technolo went from $590,000 to $278,000 decreasing 52.9% quarter to quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC bolstered its ownership by buying 3,908 shares an increase of 9.0%. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now controls 47,561 shares worth $1,162,000. The total value of its holdings increased 19.8%.
As of the end of the quarter Cibc World Markets Inc. had bought 1,494 shares growing its holdings by 3.0%. The value in dollars increased from $1,105,000 to $1,252,000 a change of 13.3% for the reporting period. Bb&t Securities, LLC expanded its stake by buying 10,863 shares an increase of 22.2% in the quarter. Bb&t Securities, LLC now holds 59,766 shares valued at $1,460,000. The value of the position overall is up by 34.4%.
The company is trading unchanged by % since yesterday’s close of 0.00. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $3.43 with 78 shares presently outstanding.
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. It invests in dividend paying and growth stocks of companies operating across all market capitalizations. BlackRock Science and Technology Trust was formed on 28 October, 2014 and is domiciled in the United States..