News headlines about John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income (NYSE:HEQ) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 48.1100804346264 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income (HEQ) traded up $0.01 on Thursday, hitting $17.64. 43,300 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 35,184. John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income has a one year low of $15.67 and a one year high of $17.95.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be issued a $0.376 dividend. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.53%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 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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