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BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (BME)

Equity · Currency in USD · Last updated Jun 24, 2022

Company Info

SectorFinancial Services
IndustryAsset Management

Trading Data

Previous Close$42.00
Year Range$39.97 - $47.21
EMA (50)$42.46
EMA (200)$44.06
Average Volume$44.33K
Market Capitalization$550.92M

BMEShare Price Chart

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in BlackRock Health Sciences Trust on Jan 5, 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $45,995 for a total return of roughly 359.95%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

BME (BlackRock Health Sciences Trust)
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BMEReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized


BMEMonthly Returns Heatmap

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BMESharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current BlackRock Health Sciences Trust Sharpe ratio is -0.48. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

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BMEDividend History

BlackRock Health Sciences Trust granted a 5.99% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $2.52 per share.


Dividend yield


BMEDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.

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BMEWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the BlackRock Health Sciences Trust. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the BlackRock Health Sciences Trust is 36.65%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 73 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.



To Bottom


To Recover



-36.65%Feb 14, 202026Mar 23, 202073Jul 7, 202099
-25.47%Oct 3, 201856Dec 21, 2018235Nov 27, 2019291
-23.04%Aug 18, 2015123Feb 11, 2016350Jul 3, 2017473
-21.66%Jul 1, 201128Aug 10, 2011157Mar 26, 2012185
-15.33%Jan 3, 2022115Jun 16, 2022
-14.73%Apr 12, 201032May 25, 201092Oct 5, 2010124
-11.08%Dec 1, 201412Dec 16, 201453Mar 5, 201565
-10.97%Jan 21, 202130Mar 4, 202189Jul 12, 2021119
-10.92%Mar 6, 201427Apr 11, 2014121Oct 3, 2014148
-10.23%Jan 30, 20189Feb 9, 201872May 24, 201881

BMEVolatility Chart

Current BlackRock Health Sciences Trust volatility is 27.05%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.

BME (BlackRock Health Sciences Trust)
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