Media headlines about John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II (NYSE:HPF) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 47.3733347913995 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II (NYSE HPF) traded up $0.09 on Thursday, reaching $20.24. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 29,796 shares, compared to its average volume of 60,906. John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II has a twelve month low of $19.90 and a twelve month high of $22.71.
The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 12th were issued a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 11th. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.30%.
John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II 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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