News headlines about John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE:JHS) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Income Securities Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.724373057244 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE:JHS) opened at $14.82 on Thursday. John Hancock Income Securities Trust has a twelve month low of $13.87 and a twelve month high of $14.96.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be issued a dividend of $0.2181 per share. This represents a $0.87 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.89%. This is a boost from John Hancock Income Securities Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 8th.

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John Hancock Income Securities Trust Company Profile

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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