BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund Company Profile (NYSE:DSU)

About BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)

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
  • Symbol: NYSE:DSU
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: N/A
Average Prices:
  • 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.

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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.

Analyst Ratings

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Ratings Breakdown: No ratings tracked in the last 12 months.
Consensus Rating:N/A (Score: NaN)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

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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)
Next Dividend:5/31/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.73
Dividend Yield:6.27%
Dividend Growth:-9.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:
Dividend Payments by Quarter for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)

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

Insider Trades

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)
Insider Trades by Quarter for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU)
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)


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This page was last updated on 5/24/2017 by Staff