Press coverage about John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III (NYSE:HPS) has trended positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III earned a daily sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 47.3133122970237 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III (NYSE HPS) opened at 18.68 on Friday. John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III has a 52-week low of $16.25 and a 52-week high of $20.25. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $19.04 and a 200 day moving average price of $18.75.
The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Friday, August 11th will be given a dividend of $0.1222 per share. This represents a $1.47 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.85%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 9th.
John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III is a closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to provide a high level of current income consistent with preservation of capital. The Fund’s secondary investment objective is to provide growth of capital to the extent consistent with its primary objective.
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