Media stories about John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE:JHS) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media 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 negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Income Securities Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3162381579849 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

John Hancock Income Securities Trust (JHS) opened at $14.56 on Monday. John Hancock Income Securities Trust has a 52 week low of $13.72 and a 52 week high of $14.95.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.2181 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 8th. This represents a $0.87 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.99%. This is an increase from John Hancock Income Securities Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19.

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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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