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 Fund - Debt
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Symbol: NYSE:DSU
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: N/A
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $11.62
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $10.97
- 52 Week Range: $10.35 - $11.80
- Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
- P/E Growth: 0.00
- Average Volume: 173,924 shs.
- Beta: 0.47
Frequently Asked Questions for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
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 Tuesday, May 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.0685 per share on Wednesday, May 31st. This represents a $0.82 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.06%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 11th. View BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund's Dividend History.
Who are some of BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund's key competitors?
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 $11.64.
Consensus Ratings for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU) (?) The ratings breakdown includes the most recent rating from each analyst that has rated the stock within the last twelve months. The ratings score is a calculation of the average number of sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). The consensus price target is a mean average of the most recent price target set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
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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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Earnings Estimates for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
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Current Dividend Information for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
|Dividend Growth:||-9.90% (3 Year Average)|
Dividend History by Quarter for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (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 BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.00%Insider Trades by Quarter for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|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 BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
Latest Headlines for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
|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
BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (DSU) Chart for Wednesday, May, 24, 2017