News coverage about John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III (NYSE:HPS) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III earned a news impact score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 48.0084636586867 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III (NYSE:HPS) traded down 0.58% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $18.74. 64,419 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a 50 day moving average of $18.71 and a 200-day moving average of $18.83. John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III has a 52 week low of $16.25 and a 52 week high of $19.48.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 12th will be issued a dividend of $0.1222 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 11th. This represents a $1.47 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.82%.

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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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