Media coverage about Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund (NYSE:DHF) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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. Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 46.9933427253795 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund (DHF) remained flat at $$3.31 during trading hours on Friday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 178,395 shares, compared to its average volume of 245,187. Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund has a 52 week low of $3.21 and a 52 week high of $3.60.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a $0.0235 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This is an increase from Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund’s previous monthly dividend of $0.02. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.52%.

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About Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund

Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek high current income. The Fund also seeks capital growth as a secondary objective, to the extent consistent with its objective of seeking high current income.

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