News stories about John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income (NYSE:HEQ) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 47.2886854426892 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income (HEQ) remained flat at $$17.25 during midday trading on Thursday. The company had a trading volume of 53,971 shares, compared to its average volume of 61,617. John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income has a fifty-two week low of $15.91 and a fifty-two week high of $17.95.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th were paid a $0.376 dividend. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 8th.
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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