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

News stories about John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE:JHS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Income Securities Trust earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3346357773409 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE JHS) opened at $14.81 on Wednesday. John Hancock Income Securities Trust has a 1-year low of $13.66 and a 1-year high of $14.95.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Monday, December 11th will be issued a dividend of $0.2181 per share. This represents a $0.87 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.89%. This is a positive change from John Hancock Income Securities Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 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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