Creative Planning lessened its holdings in shares of BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSU) by 15.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,844 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,936 shares during the quarter. Creative Planning’s holdings in BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund were worth $116,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. grew its stake in BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund by 324.0% during the 4th quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 4,579 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $45,000 after acquiring an additional 3,499 shares in the last quarter. We Are One Seven LLC bought a new stake in shares of BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $64,000. Lindbrook Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $69,000. Two Sigma Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $102,000. Finally, Cottage Street Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund by 16.6% in the 4th quarter. Cottage Street Advisors LLC now owns 11,818 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 1,680 shares in the last quarter. 41.78% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE DSU opened at $10.71 on Thursday. BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. has a 52 week low of $9.48 and a 52 week high of $11.41.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 31st. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be paid a $0.0685 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 14th. This represents a $0.82 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.68%.

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