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Executive Summary

BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc. is a closed ended fixed income mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Share Price & News

How has BlackRock MuniYield Fund's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: MYD is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 1% a week.

Volatility Over Time: MYD's weekly volatility (1%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Capital Markets


US Market

1 Year Return




US Capital Markets


US Market

Return vs Industry: MYD underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 38.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MYD underperformed the US Market which returned 36.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.9%-2.6%-3.6%
30 Day-1.9%8.2%2.7%
90 Day-0.6%16.2%7.5%
1 Year0.7%-4.2%41.5%38.2%39.5%36.5%
3 Year20.5%3.7%39.5%29.2%53.5%43.6%
5 Year19.9%-8.0%140.6%110.9%117.5%93.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is BlackRock MuniYield Fund's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is BlackRock MuniYield Fund undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: MYD ($14.1) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($1.58)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MYD is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MYD is poor value based on its PE Ratio (47.1x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (23.5x).

PE vs Market: MYD is poor value based on its PE Ratio (47.1x) compared to the US market (21.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate MYD's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MYD is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (14.4x).

Future Growth

How is BlackRock MuniYield Fund forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Diversified Financials industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as BlackRock MuniYield Fund has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has BlackRock MuniYield Fund performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MYD has a large one-off loss of $10.6M impacting its October 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: MYD's current net profit margins (32.1%) are lower than last year .

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MYD's earnings have declined by 19% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: MYD's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: MYD had negative earnings growth (-80.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Capital Markets industry average (9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: MYD's Return on Equity (2.1%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is BlackRock MuniYield Fund's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MYD's short term assets ($13.9M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($156.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: MYD's short term assets ($13.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($251.1M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MYD's debt to equity ratio (58.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: MYD's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 59.3% to 58.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: MYD's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (4.2%).

Interest Coverage: MYD's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is BlackRock MuniYield Fund current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MYD's dividend (4.77%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).

High Dividend: MYD's dividend (4.77%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.77%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: MYD's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: MYD's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (224.5%), MYD's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average board tenure


BlackRock MuniYield Fund has no CEO, or we have no data on them.

Board Members

Paul Audet
Director10.08yrsno datano data
Richard Cavanagh
$ 1.7k
Frank Fabozzi
$ 132.3
Kathleen Feldstein
Director14.08yrsUS$5.08kno data
W. Kester
Director14.08yrsUS$6.10kno data
Jerrold Harris
Director14.08yrsUS$5.49kno data
Karen Robards
Vice Chairman of the Board14.08yrsUS$7.62kno data
James Flynn
Director14.08yrsUS$5.59kno data
Michael Castellano
$ 9.9k
Robert Hubbard
Director14.08yrsUS$5.28kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: MYD's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.1 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information


  • BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc.
  • 100 Bellevue Parkway
  • Wilmington
  • Delaware
  • 19809
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MYDNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 1991


BlackRock MuniYield Fund, Inc. is a closed ended fixed income mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc. The fund is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. It invests in fixed income markets. The fund primarily ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/02/28 23:48
End of Day Share Price2021/02/26 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/04/30

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.