NYSE:HPS - John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $16.99 -0.11 (-0.64 %) (As of 12/11/2018 08:29 AM ET)Previous Close$17.10Today's Range$16.8710 - $17.162852-Week Range$16.80 - $19.19Volume81,486 shsAverage Volume61,898 shsMarket CapitalizationN/AP/E RatioN/ADividend Yield0.08%BetaN/A ProfileDiscussionChartDividendFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III is a closed ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by John Hancock Advisers, LLC. It is co-managed by John Hancock Asset Management. The fund invests in the fixed income markets of the United States. It seeks to invest in securities of companies operating across diversified sectors. The fund primarily invests in preferred securities or other fixed-income securities rated investment grade or higher by Moody's or Standard & Poor's. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hybrid Preferred Securities Index and Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III was formed on June 19, 2003 and is domiciled in the United States. Receive HPS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for HPS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Asset Management Sub-IndustryN/A SectorFinancial Services Current SymbolNYSE:HPS Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.jhinvestments.comFundOverview.aspx Phone+1-617-6633000 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current RatioN/A Quick RatioN/A Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E RatioN/A Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual SalesN/A Price / SalesN/A Cash FlowN/A Price / Cash FlowN/A Book ValueN/A Price / BookN/A Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net MarginsN/A Return on EquityN/A Return on AssetsN/A Miscellaneous EmployeesN/A Outstanding SharesN/AMarket Cap$0.00 OptionableNot Optionable John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III (NYSE:HPS) Frequently Asked Questions What is John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III's stock symbol? John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HPS." How often does John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III? John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, December 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 13th will be given a dividend of $0.1222 per share on Monday, December 31st. This represents a $1.47 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 12th. This is a positive change from John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III's previous monthly dividend of $0.12. View John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III's Dividend History. Has John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about HPS stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III earned a media sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III's key competitors? Some companies that are related to John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III include 1ST TR ENERGY I/SH (FIF), 3i Group (III), 3i Group (TGOPF), 49 North Resources (FNR), A I S RESOURCES/SH SH (AIS), ABEH SPLI /0 RED / EXT PREF (ASIZ), ABEH SPLI/PAR VTG FPD 0.01 (ASIT), Aberdeen Asian Income Fund (AAIF), Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund (FAX), Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment (FAP), Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund (IAF), Aberdeen Emerging Markets Invstmt (AEMC), Aberdeen International (AAB), Aberdeen Latin American Income Fund (ALAI) and Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust (ABD). Who are John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III's key executives? John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Charles Arthur Rizzo, Chief Financial Officer (Age 60)Mr. Francis Vincent Knox Jr., Chief Compliance Officer (Age 71)Mr. Bradley Lutz CFA, MD, Portfolio Mang. & Sr. Investment AnalystMr. Salvatore Schiavone, Treasurer (Age 53)Mr. Joseph H. Bozoyan CFA, Portfolio Mang. Who are John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III's major shareholders? John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Morgan Stanley (0.00%), OLD National Bancorp IN (0.10%), Wedbush Securities Inc. (0.00%), Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC (0.05%) and MML Investors Services LLC (0.00%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III. Which institutional investors are buying John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III stock? HPS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wedbush Securities Inc., Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, MML Investors Services LLC, OLD National Bancorp IN and Morgan Stanley. View Insider Buying and Selling for John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III. How do I buy shares of John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III? Shares of HPS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III's stock price today? One share of HPS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.99. What is John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III's official website? The official website for John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III is http://www.jhinvestments.com/Fund/Overview.aspx. How can I contact John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III? John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III's mailing address is 601 Congress St, BOSTON, MA 02210-2804, United States. The company can be reached via phone at +1-617-6633000. MarketBeat Community Rating for John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III (NYSE HPS)Community Ranking: 3.8 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 185 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 60 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 245MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about John Hancock Preferred Income Fund III and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe HPS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe HPS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/11/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Are all No-Load Funds Equal?