BlackRock 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 Funds
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Symbol: NYSE:DSU
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: N/A
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $11.60
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $11.60
- 52 Week Range: $10.35 - $11.82
- Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
- P/E Growth: 0.00
- Annual Dividend: $0.79
- Dividend Yield: 6.9%
- Average Volume: 119,131 shs.
- Beta: 0.52
Frequently Asked Questions for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
What is BR-DEBT STRAT F's stock symbol?
BR-DEBT STRAT F trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "DSU."
How often does BR-DEBT STRAT F pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for BR-DEBT STRAT F?
BR-DEBT STRAT F announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, September 5th. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.0685 per share on Friday, September 29th. This represents a $0.82 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. View BR-DEBT STRAT F's Dividend History.
Who are some of BR-DEBT STRAT F's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to BR-DEBT STRAT F include Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV), Golub Capital BDC (GBDC), New Mountain Finance Corporation (NMFC), Hercules Capital (HTGC), Solar Capital (SLRC), Ithaca Energy (IAE), Triangle Capital Corporation (TCAP), BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (BKCC), PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT), PennantPark Floating Rate Capital (PFLT), Foresight Solar Fund Ltd (FSFL), Fidus Investment Corporation (FDUS), Eagle Point Credit Company (ECC), TICC Capital Corp. (TICC), Medley Capital Corporation (MCC), Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN), WhiteHorse Finance (WHF) and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (FSFR).
Who are BR-DEBT STRAT F's key executives?
BR-DEBT STRAT F's management team includes the folowing people:
- Richard E. Cavanagh, Chairman of the Board
- John M. Perlowski, President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee
- Karen P. Robards, Independent Vice Chairman of the Board
- Neal J. Andrews, Chief Financial Officer
- Charles C. S. Park, Chief Compliance Officer (“CCO”) and Anti-Money Laundering Officer
- Robert W. Crothers, Vice President
- Jay M. Fife, Treasurer
- Janey Ahn, Secretary
- Michael J. Castellano, Independent Trustee
- Frank J. Fabozzi, Independent Trustee
Who owns BR-DEBT STRAT F stock?
BR-DEBT STRAT F's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.00%), Oak Hill Advisors LP (0.00%), Citigroup Inc. (0.00%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.00%), Kovitz Investment Group Partners LLC (0.00%) and Advisors Asset Management Inc. (0.00%). Company insiders that own BR-DEBT STRAT F stock include Catherine A Lynch, Cynthia Egan, James Keenan, John Perlowski, Michael J Castellano, Richard Cavanagh and Saba Capital Management, LP. View Institutional Ownership Trends for BR-DEBT STRAT F.
Who sold BR-DEBT STRAT F stock? Who is selling BR-DEBT STRAT F stock?
BR-DEBT STRAT F's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Advisors Asset Management Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Doliver Capital Advisors LP, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc., First City Capital Management Inc. and Aviance Capital Partners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for BR-DEBT STRAT F.
Who bought BR-DEBT STRAT F stock? Who is buying BR-DEBT STRAT F stock?
BR-DEBT STRAT F's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Citigroup Inc., Arete Wealth Advisors LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Fiduciary Trust Co., Shaker Financial Services LLC, Private Advisor Group LLC, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. and Royal Bank of Canada. Company insiders that have bought BR-DEBT STRAT F stock in the last two years include Catherine A Lynch, Cynthia Egan, James Keenan, John Perlowski, Michael J Castellano, Richard Cavanagh and Saba Capital Management, LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for BR-DEBT STRAT F.
How do I buy BR-DEBT STRAT F stock?
Shares of BR-DEBT STRAT F can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is BR-DEBT STRAT F's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE DSU)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about BR-DEBT STRAT F and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of BR-DEBT STRAT F stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.55.
Consensus Ratings for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
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Analysts' Ratings History for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
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Earnings History for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
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Earnings Estimates for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
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Current Dividend Information for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
|Dividend Growth:||-9.90% (3 Year Average)|
Dividend History by Quarter for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE DSU)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.00%Insider Trades by Quarter for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 39.37%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|7/26/2017||James Keenan||Insider||Buy||10,000||$11.69||$116,900.00|| |
|6/12/2017||Catherine A. Lynch||Director||Buy||2,120||$11.78||$24,973.60|| |
|2/8/2017||James Keenan||Insider||Buy||1,500||$11.55||$17,325.00|| |
|1/12/2017||Cynthia Egan||Director||Buy||200||$11.42||$2,284.00|| |
|1/10/2017||Cynthia Egan||Director||Buy||8,550||$11.47||$98,068.50|| |
|12/5/2016||Michael J Castellano||Director||Buy||1,800||$11.03||$19,854.00|| |
|11/22/2016||John Perlowski||Insider||Buy||4,000||$10.86||$43,440.00|| |
|11/15/2016||James Keenan||Insider||Buy||50,000||$3.51||$175,500.00|| |
|11/14/2016||James Keenan||Insider||Buy||50,000||$3.47||$173,500.00|| |
|11/14/2016||Richard Cavanagh||Director||Buy||2,500||$3.47||$8,675.00|| |
|11/11/2016||Catherine A Lynch||Director||Buy||6,465||$3.48||$22,498.20|| |
|10/17/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||103,600||$3.61||$373,996.00|| |
|9/26/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||301,800||$3.60||$1,086,480.00|| |
|7/25/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||100,000||$3.62||$362,000.00|| |
|7/13/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||104,577||$3.61||$377,522.97|| |
|5/3/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||157,814||$3.51||$553,927.14|| |
|4/28/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||20,000||$3.52||$70,400.00|| |
|4/18/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||33,924||$3.48||$118,055.52|| |
|4/14/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||20,419||$3.46||$70,649.74|| |
|4/7/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||50,000||$3.42||$171,000.00|| |
|3/28/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||118,400||$3.42||$404,928.00|| |
|3/18/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||41,848||$3.46||$144,794.08|| |
|3/10/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||76,976||$3.39||$260,948.64|| |
|3/4/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||11,310||$3.39||$38,340.90|| |
|3/3/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||491,666||$3.36||$1,651,997.76|| |
|3/1/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||738,713||$3.33||$2,459,914.29|| |
|2/26/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||1,365,003||$3.29||$4,490,859.87|| |
|2/24/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||550,147||$3.26||$1,793,479.22|| |
|2/19/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||65,276||$3.21||$209,535.96|| |
|2/16/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||260,999||$3.17||$827,366.83|| |
|2/12/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||300,506||$3.16||$949,598.96|| |
|2/9/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||150,500||$3.21||$483,105.00|| |
|1/25/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||100,000||$3.18||$318,000.00|| |
|1/22/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||448,200||$3.15||$1,411,830.00|| |
|1/20/2016||Saba Capital Management, L.P.||Major Shareholder||Buy||1,057,174||$3.17||$3,351,241.58|| |
Headline Trends for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
Latest Headlines for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
|BR-DEBT STRAT F (DSU) Declares $0.07 Monthly Dividend|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 5 at 8:18 PM
|BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU) Announces $0.07 Monthly Dividend|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 6:44 PM
|James Keenan Buys 10,000 Shares of BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU) Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 27 at 1:30 PM
|BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU) to Issue Monthly Dividend of $0.07|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 5 at 8:00 PM
|BlackRock Releases “Seeking Opportunities in a Changing Fixed Income Market” Conference Call Replay Information and Insight Piece|
finance.yahoo.com - June 26 at 5:45 PM
|BR-DEBT STRAT F (DSU) Director Catherine A. Lynch Acquires 2,120 Shares|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 12 at 4:38 PM
|BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. (DSU) Plans $0.07 Monthly Dividend|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 2 at 7:54 PM
|BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. Announces Monthly Dividend of $0.07 (DSU)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 9:18 PM
|BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (DSU) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 22 at 2:49 PM
|BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. (DSU) Raises Dividend to $0.07 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 7:49 PM
|Despite Increased Risks, CEFL Dividend Yield Of 18.5% Makes It Attractive|
seekingalpha.com - February 22 at 6:31 AM
|DSU : Summary for Blackrock Debt Strategies Fund, - Yahoo Finance|
finance.yahoo.com - January 29 at 9:54 PM
|BLACKROCK DEBT STRATEGIES FUND, INC. Financials|
finance.yahoo.com - November 17 at 3:59 PM
|BlackRock Announces Board Approval of a Reverse Stock Split for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc.|
finance.yahoo.com - October 28 at 9:34 PM
|BLACKROCK DEBT STRATEGIES FUND, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits|
biz.yahoo.com - October 28 at 9:34 PM
|[$$] 6 Undervalued Funds Yielding as Much as 11%|
www.barrons.com - May 3 at 5:51 AM
BR-DEBT STRAT F (DSU) Chart for Friday, September, 22, 2017