BR-DEBT STRAT F Company Profile (NYSE:DSU)


BR-DEBT STRAT F 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 Funds
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:DSU
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: N/A
Average Prices:
  • 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?

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?

One share of BR-DEBT STRAT F stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.55.

MarketBeat Community Rating for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE DSU)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  23 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  20 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  43
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
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 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)
Next Dividend:9/29/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.79
Dividend Yield:6.84%
Dividend Growth:-9.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:
Dividend Payments by Quarter for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)

Dividend History by Quarter for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE DSU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 39.37%
Insider Trades by Quarter for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/26/2017James KeenanInsiderBuy10,000$11.69$116,900.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2017Catherine A. LynchDirectorBuy2,120$11.78$24,973.60View SEC Filing  
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)


Headline Trends for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
Latest Headlines for BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU)
DateHeadline logoBR-DEBT STRAT F (DSU) Declares $0.07 Monthly Dividend - September 5 at 8:18 PM logoBR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU) Announces $0.07 Monthly Dividend - August 3 at 6:44 PM logoJames Keenan Buys 10,000 Shares of BR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU) Stock - July 27 at 1:30 PM logoBR-DEBT STRAT F (NYSE:DSU) to Issue Monthly Dividend of $0.07 - July 5 at 8:00 PM logoBlackRock Releases “Seeking Opportunities in a Changing Fixed Income Market” Conference Call Replay Information and Insight Piece - June 26 at 5:45 PM logoBR-DEBT STRAT F (DSU) Director Catherine A. Lynch Acquires 2,120 Shares - June 12 at 4:38 PM logoBlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. (DSU) Plans $0.07 Monthly Dividend - June 2 at 7:54 PM logoBlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. Announces Monthly Dividend of $0.07 (DSU) - May 2 at 9:18 PM logoBlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (DSU) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds - April 22 at 2:49 PM logoBlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. (DSU) Raises Dividend to $0.07 Per Share - April 4 at 7:49 PM logoDespite Increased Risks, CEFL Dividend Yield Of 18.5% Makes It Attractive - February 22 at 6:31 AM logoDSU : Summary for Blackrock Debt Strategies Fund, - Yahoo Finance - January 29 at 9:54 PM logoBLACKROCK DEBT STRATEGIES FUND, INC. Financials - November 17 at 3:59 PM logoBlackRock Announces Board Approval of a Reverse Stock Split for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. - October 28 at 9:34 PM logoBLACKROCK DEBT STRATEGIES FUND, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits - October 28 at 9:34 PM logo[$$] 6 Undervalued Funds Yielding as Much as 11% - May 3 at 5:51 AM



BR-DEBT STRAT F (DSU) Chart for Friday, September, 22, 2017

This page was last updated on 9/22/2017 by Staff