News articles about John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income (NYSE:HEQ) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 48.0696741616313 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income (HEQ) traded up 0.29% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $17.41. 29,521 shares of the company were exchanged. John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income has a 12-month low of $15.18 and a 12-month high of $17.95. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $17.42 and a 200 day moving average of $17.11.
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 issued a $0.376 dividend. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.66%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 8th.
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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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