John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund (NYSE:PDT – Get Rating) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 39,300 shares, an increase of 124.6% from the April 30th total of 17,500 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 67,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days.
Shares of John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund stock opened at $15.70 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $15.52 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $16.16. John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund has a 52 week low of $14.46 and a 52 week high of $17.69.
The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 31st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 12th will be given a $0.0975 dividend. This represents a $1.17 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.45%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 11th.
John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund Company Profile (Get Rating)
John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by John Hancock Investment Management LLC. It is co-managed by John Hancock Asset Management. The fund invests in the public equity markets of the United States. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors, with an emphasis on the utilities sector.
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