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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Peace, music and memories: As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock's voices
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
In Senegal's capital, Nicaragua is a hot ticket among travel agents as migrants try to reach US
California authorizes expansion of Waymo's driverless car services to LA, SF peninsula
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
College athletes will need school approval for NIL deals under bill passed by Utah Legislature
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Peace, music and memories: As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock's voices
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
In Senegal's capital, Nicaragua is a hot ticket among travel agents as migrants try to reach US
California authorizes expansion of Waymo's driverless car services to LA, SF peninsula
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
College athletes will need school approval for NIL deals under bill passed by Utah Legislature
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Peace, music and memories: As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock's voices
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
In Senegal's capital, Nicaragua is a hot ticket among travel agents as migrants try to reach US
California authorizes expansion of Waymo's driverless car services to LA, SF peninsula
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
College athletes will need school approval for NIL deals under bill passed by Utah Legislature

BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (DSU) Competitors

$11.12
+0.08 (+0.72%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

DSU vs. MYD, VKQ, PEO, VGM, VCV, BTO, MVF, RMT, HRZN, and NQP

Should you be buying BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund include BlackRock MuniYield Fund (MYD), Invesco Municipal Trust (VKQ), Adams Natural Resources Fund (PEO), Invesco Trust for Investment Grade Municipals (VGM), Invesco California Value Municipal Income Trust (VCV), John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund (BTO), BlackRock MuniVest Fund (MVF), Royce Micro-Cap Trust (RMT), Horizon Technology Finance (HRZN), and Nuveen Pennsylvania Quality Municipal Income Fund (NQP). These companies are all part of the "investment offices, not elsewhere classified" industry.

BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund vs.

BlackRock MuniYield Fund (NYSE:MYD) and BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (NYSE:DSU) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, media sentiment, dividends, earnings, risk, community ranking, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

29.4% of BlackRock MuniYield Fund shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.6% of BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of BlackRock MuniYield Fund shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
BlackRock MuniYield Fund-$5.13M-102.14N/AN/AN/A
BlackRock Debt Strategies FundN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

BlackRock MuniYield Fund received 47 more outperform votes than BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 72.40% of users gave BlackRock MuniYield Fund an outperform vote while only 63.13% of users gave BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
BlackRock MuniYield FundOutperform Votes
160
72.40%
Underperform Votes
61
27.60%
BlackRock Debt Strategies FundOutperform Votes
113
63.13%
Underperform Votes
66
36.87%

In the previous week, BlackRock MuniYield Fund had 1 more articles in the media than BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund. MarketBeat recorded 2 mentions for BlackRock MuniYield Fund and 1 mentions for BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund. BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund's average media sentiment score of 0.31 beat BlackRock MuniYield Fund's score of -0.92 indicating that BlackRock MuniYield Fund is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Overall Sentiment
BlackRock MuniYield Fund Neutral
BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund Negative

BlackRock MuniYield Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.9%. BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BlackRock MuniYield FundN/A N/A N/A
BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund N/A N/A N/A

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BlackRock MuniYield Fund
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

BlackRock MuniYield Fund has a beta of 0.63, meaning that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

BlackRock MuniYield Fund beats BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.


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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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DSU vs. The Competition

MetricBlackRock Debt Strategies FundInvestment offices IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$518.07M$6.98B$8.44B$17.55B
Dividend Yield9.99%6.26%10.11%3.57%
P/E RatioN/A1.7256.3023.45
Price / SalesN/A22.763,487.416.88
Price / CashN/A7.0729.0915.92
Price / BookN/A0.972.685.86
Net IncomeN/A$20.27M$803.40M$863.03M
7 Day Performance0.68%0.18%0.28%1.63%
1 Month Performance0.50%0.88%0.79%3.18%
1 Year Performance13.53%2.13%11.14%101.06%

BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MYD
BlackRock MuniYield Fund
0 of 5 stars
$11.11
+1.1%
N/A+7.4%$518.39MN/A0.00147,000Short Interest ↑
VKQ
Invesco Municipal Trust
0 of 5 stars
$9.55
flat
N/A+1.6%$528.50MN/A0.00147,000Short Interest ↑
PEO
Adams Natural Resources Fund
0 of 5 stars
$20.86
-0.7%
N/A-0.4%$532.14MN/A0.00N/APositive News
VGM
Invesco Trust for Investment Grade Municipals
0 of 5 stars
$9.85
flat
N/A+1.2%$534.17MN/A0.00147,000Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
Positive News
VCV
Invesco California Value Municipal Income Trust
0 of 5 stars
$9.78
+0.5%
N/A+3.2%$468.36MN/A0.00N/AShort Interest ↑
News Coverage
Positive News
BTO
John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund
0 of 5 stars
$28.74
-1.0%
N/A-19.7%$565.89MN/A0.00N/AShort Interest ↓
MVF
BlackRock MuniVest Fund
0 of 5 stars
$7.03
flat
N/A+3.1%$452.73MN/A0.00147,000Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
RMT
Royce Micro-Cap Trust
0 of 5 stars
$9.24
-1.8%
N/A+0.0%$449.19MN/A0.00N/ANews Coverage
HRZN
Horizon Technology Finance
0.2427 of 5 stars
$13.09
-0.5%
$11.38
-13.1%
-0.3%$436.29M$79.19M-654.17N/ADividend Increase
Analyst Report
Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
NQP
Nuveen Pennsylvania Quality Municipal Income Fund
0 of 5 stars
$11.65
+0.2%
N/A+4.4%$432.89M$-8,819,308.000.00147,000News Coverage
Positive News

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This page (NYSE:DSU) was last updated on 3/2/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff