Media stories about John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income (NYSE:HEQ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 47.1203928998456 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income (NYSE HEQ) traded down 3.11% on Thursday, reaching $16.83. 69,045 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $17.46 and a 200 day moving average price of $16.91. John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income has a 12-month low of $15.14 and a 12-month high of $17.95.

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John Hancock Hedged Equity and Income Company Profile

John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide total return with a focus on current income and gains, and also consisting of long-term capital appreciation. It will invest over 80% of its net assets in equity and equity-related securities, including common stock, preferred stock, depositary receipts (including American depositary receipts and global depositary receipts), index-related securities, options on equity securities and equity indexes, real estate investment structures, convertible securities, private placements, convertible preferred stock, rights, warrants, derivatives linked to equity securities or indexes and other equity equivalents.

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