John Hancock Preferred (HPF) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media stories about John Hancock Preferred (NYSE:HPF) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Preferred earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 47.6585232660083 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

John Hancock Preferred stock traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $19.77. The stock had a trading volume of 25,562 shares, compared to its average volume of 51,121. John Hancock Preferred has a 52 week low of $19.39 and a 52 week high of $22.71.

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The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 12th will be issued a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, April 11th.

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John Hancock Preferred Company Profile

John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II is a closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to provide a high level of current income consistent with preservation of capital. The Fund’s secondary investment objective is to provide growth of capital to the extent consistent with its primary investment objective.

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