John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund (NYSE:HEQ – Get Rating) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 5,800 shares, a decline of 52.5% from the March 31st total of 12,200 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 37,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.2 days.
Shares of NYSE HEQ opened at $13.18 on Friday. John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund has a 52-week low of $11.63 and a 52-week high of $13.81. The business’s 50 day moving average is $12.89 and its two-hundred day moving average is $12.92.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 11th were given a $0.29 dividend. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.80%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 10th.
John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund Company Profile (Get Rating)
John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by John Hancock Investment Management LLC. The fund is co-managed by Wellington Management Company LLP. It invests in the public equity markets of the United States. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors.
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