John Hancock Income Securities Trust (JHS) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE:JHS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Income Securities Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.6171958755153 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE:JHS) traded up 1.02% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $14.89. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 19,283 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $14.75 and a 200 day moving average price of $14.51. John Hancock Income Securities Trust has a one year low of $13.65 and a one year high of $14.95.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Monday, September 11th will be given a $0.1934 dividend. This represents a $0.77 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.20%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 8th.

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About John Hancock Income Securities Trust

John Hancock Income Securities Trust is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to generate a high level of current income consistent with prudent investment risk. The Fund invests approximately 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in income securities, consisting of marketable corporate debt securities, governmental obligations, and cash and commercial paper.

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