News coverage about John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II (NYSE:HPF) has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest 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 press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.5161231474833 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II (NYSE HPF) traded down 0.41% on Wednesday, reaching $21.79. 28,754 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $21.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $21.70. John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II has a 52-week low of $18.87 and a 52-week high of $22.71.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Investors of record on Thursday, October 12th will be paid a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 11th. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.71%.

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About John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II

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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