News stories about John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE:JHS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Income Securities Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.2684043476594 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of John Hancock Income Securities Trust (JHS) opened at 14.78 on Friday. John Hancock Income Securities Trust has a 12 month low of $13.65 and a 12 month high of $14.95. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $14.79 and its 200-day moving average price is $14.61.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 11th were paid a $0.1934 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 8th. This represents a $0.77 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.23%.

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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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