Press coverage about John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE:JHS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. John Hancock Income Securities Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.7156181418743 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE:JHS) opened at 14.73 on Thursday. John Hancock Income Securities Trust has a 52-week low of $13.65 and a 52-week high of $14.95. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $14.74 and a 200 day moving average of $14.50.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 11th will be paid a $0.1934 dividend. This represents a $0.77 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.25%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 8th.

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About John Hancock Income Securities Trust

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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