Media headlines about John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE:JHS) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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 Income Securities Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.6171958755153 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE JHS) opened at 14.95 on Friday. John Hancock Income Securities Trust has a 52 week low of $13.65 and a 52 week high of $14.95. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $14.74 and a 200 day moving average of $14.49.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 11th will be given a dividend of $0.1934 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 8th. This represents a $0.77 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.17%.

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About John Hancock Income Securities Trust

John Hancock Income Securities Trust is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to generate a high level of current income consistent with prudent investment risk. The Fund invests approximately 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in income securities, consisting of marketable corporate debt securities, governmental obligations, and cash and commercial paper.

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