Media coverage about John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III (NYSE:HPS) has been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III earned a news sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 47.0245738394081 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III (NYSE:HPS) traded up 0.75% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $18.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 223,295 shares. John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III has a 1-year low of $16.25 and a 1-year high of $20.25. The company’s 50-day moving average is $19.10 and its 200 day moving average is $18.72.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Friday, August 11th will be paid a $0.1222 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 9th. This represents a $1.47 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.80%.

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John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III Company Profile

John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III is a closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks 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 objective.

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