Media coverage about John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II (NYSE:HPF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.9705229341731 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II (NYSE HPF) traded up 1.00% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $21.64. The company had a trading volume of 52,669 shares. John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II has a 52-week low of $18.87 and a 52-week high of $23.24. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $22.12 and its 200 day moving average price is $21.50.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Friday, August 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 9th. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.76%.

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About John Hancock Pref. Income Fund II

John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II is a closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to provide a high level of current income consistent with preservation of capital. The Fund’s secondary investment objective is to provide growth of capital to the extent consistent with its primary investment objective.

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