BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund Company Profile (NYSE:DSU)

About BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund

BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund logoBlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund's primary investment objective is to provide current income by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of the United States companies' debt instruments, including corporate loans, which are rated in the lower rating categories of the established rating services or unrated debt instruments. The Fund's secondary objective is to provide capital appreciation. Corporate loans include senior and subordinated corporate loans, both secured and unsecured. It invests directly in such securities or synthetically through the use of derivatives. The Fund invests in various industries, including aerospace and defense, air freight and logistics, auto components, building products, consumer finance, diversified consumer services, energy equipment and services, healthcare equipment and supplies, household durables and media. BlackRock Advisors, LLC is the investment advisor of the Fund.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Closed-End Fund - Debt
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: DSU
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $11.62
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $11.509
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $7.357
  • 52-Week Range: $3.26 - $11.65
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • P/E Growth: 0.000
  • Market Cap: $N/A
  • Beta: 0.47
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: No ratings tracked in the last 12 months.
Consensus Rating:N/A (Score: NaN)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
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Earnings History for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
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Current Dividend Information for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
Annual Dividend:$0.73
Dividend Yield:6.28%
Dividend Growth:-9.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:

Dividend History for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.00%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/8/2017James KeenanInsiderBuy1,500$11.55$17,325.00View SEC Filing  
1/12/2017Cynthia EganDirectorBuy200$11.42$2,284.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017Cynthia EganDirectorBuy8,550$11.47$98,068.50View SEC Filing  
12/5/2016Michael J CastellanoDirectorBuy1,800$11.03$19,854.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016John PerlowskiInsiderBuy4,000$10.86$43,440.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016James KeenanInsiderBuy50,000$3.51$175,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2016James KeenanInsiderBuy50,000$3.47$173,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2016Richard CavanaghDirectorBuy2,500$3.47$8,675.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2016Catherine A LynchDirectorBuy6,465$3.48$22,498.20View SEC Filing  
10/17/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy103,600$3.61$373,996.00View SEC Filing  
9/26/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy301,800$3.60$1,086,480.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy100,000$3.62$362,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/13/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy104,577$3.61$377,522.97View SEC Filing  
5/3/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy157,814$3.51$553,927.14View SEC Filing  
4/28/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy20,000$3.52$70,400.00View SEC Filing  
4/18/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy33,924$3.48$118,055.52View SEC Filing  
4/14/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy20,419$3.46$70,649.74View SEC Filing  
4/7/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy50,000$3.42$171,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/28/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy118,400$3.42$404,928.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy41,848$3.46$144,794.08View SEC Filing  
3/10/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy76,976$3.39$260,948.64View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy11,310$3.39$38,340.90View SEC Filing  
3/3/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy491,666$3.36$1,651,997.76View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy738,713$3.33$2,459,914.29View SEC Filing  
2/26/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy1,365,003$3.29$4,490,859.87View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy550,147$3.26$1,793,479.22View SEC Filing  
2/19/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy65,276$3.21$209,535.96View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy260,999$3.17$827,366.83View SEC Filing  
2/12/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy300,506$3.16$949,598.96View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy150,500$3.21$483,105.00View SEC Filing  
1/25/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy100,000$3.18$318,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/22/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy448,200$3.15$1,411,830.00View SEC Filing  
1/20/2016Saba Capital Management, L.P.Major ShareholderBuy1,057,174$3.17$3,351,241.58View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
DateHeadline logoDespite Increased Risks, CEFL Dividend Yield Of 18.5% Makes It Attractive (NYSE:DSU) - February 22 at 6:31 AM logoInsider Trading Activity BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU) – Insider Bought 1,500 shares of Stock (NYSE:DSU) - February 12 at 4:49 PM logoDSU : Summary for Blackrock Debt Strategies Fund, - Yahoo Finance (NYSE:DSU) - January 29 at 9:54 PM logoBLACKROCK DEBT STRATEGIES FUND, INC. Financials (NYSE:DSU) - November 17 at 3:59 PM logoBlackRock Announces Board Approval of a Reverse Stock Split for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSU) - October 28 at 9:34 PM logoBLACKROCK DEBT STRATEGIES FUND, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:DSU) - October 28 at 9:34 PM
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News IconDixie State University’s Respiratory Therapy program honored (NYSE:DSU) - July 2 at 8:23 AM
News IconDavenport case: Trial approaches, subpoenas denied (NYSE:DSU) - July 2 at 8:23 AM
News IconDSU presents budget requests to Regents (NYSE:DSU) - July 2 at 8:23 AM
News IconRoughrider Commission prepares to say goodbye to DSU rodeo grounds (NYSE:DSU) - July 2 at 8:23 AM
News IconTrial prep in DSU assault case focuses on 'consent,' 'conspiracies' (NYSE:DSU) - July 2 at 8:23 AM logo[$$] 6 Undervalued Funds Yielding as Much as 11% (NYSE:DSU) - May 3 at 5:51 AM logoIs First Foundation Inc (FFWM) A Good Stock To Buy? (NYSE:DSU) - December 14 at 2:14 PM logoHow Hedge Funds Traded Chase Corporation (CCF) in Q3 (Hint: They Didn’t) (NYSE:DSU) - December 7 at 11:41 PM logoShould You Buy BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. (DSU) ? (NYSE:DSU) - November 25 at 5:27 AM


What is BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund's stock symbol?

BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "DSU."

How often does BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund?

BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.063 per share on Tuesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 13th.

How do I buy BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund stock?

Shares of BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund stock cost?

One share of BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.62.

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Last Updated on 2/24/2017 by Staff