News articles about John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II (NYSE:HPF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.1900122936969 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II (NYSE HPF) traded down 0.69% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $21.48. 58,368 shares of the company traded hands. John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II has a 12 month low of $18.87 and a 12 month high of $23.24. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $21.99 and a 200-day moving average of $21.56.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Friday, August 11th will be paid a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 9th.

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John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II 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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