Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect John Hancock Preferred (HPF) Stock Price

Media headlines about John Hancock Preferred (NYSE:HPF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates 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 negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Preferred earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 47.8379000547292 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of HPF stock traded down $0.04 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $19.74. 36,242 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 50,426. John Hancock Preferred has a one year low of $19.39 and a one year high of $22.71.

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The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 12th will be given a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 11th. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.51%.

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John Hancock Preferred Company Profile

John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II is a closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is 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 investment objective.

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