News stories about John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income (NYSE:HEQ) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 47.7785448951743 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income (HEQ) remained flat at $$17.33 during mid-day trading on Friday. The stock had a trading volume of 76,857 shares, compared to its average volume of 64,089. John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income has a 12-month low of $15.91 and a 12-month high of $17.95.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Monday, December 11th were issued a dividend of $0.376 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 8th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.68%.
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About John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income
John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide total return with a focus on current income and gains, and also consisting of long-term capital appreciation. It will invest over 80% of its net assets in equity and equity-related securities, including common stock, preferred stock, depositary receipts (including American depositary receipts and global depositary receipts), index-related securities, options on equity securities and equity indexes, real estate investment structures, convertible securities, private placements, convertible preferred stock, rights, warrants, derivatives linked to equity securities or indexes and other equity equivalents.
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