John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund:HEQ

    Manage Alerts


    As of 7/3/2022. NAV as of 7/1/2022.

    52 Wk Avg$13.06$13.11-0.36%
    52 Wk High$14.30$13.5411.46%
    52 Wk Low$11.42$11.66-5.82%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate9.65%
    Distribution Amount$0.2900
    Distribution FrequencyQuarterly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund’s investment objective is to provide total return with a focus on current income and gains and also consisting of long-term capital appreciation.Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (assets plus borrowings for investment purposes) in equity and equity-related securities.

    Capital Structure

    As of 7/3/2022

    Total Investment Exposure:$145.830M
    Total Common Assets:$145.830M
    Common Shares Outstanding:12,223,813
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2021

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.95%
    Other Expenses:0.21%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 1.16%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    John Hancock

    Portfolio Managers
    Gregg R. Thomas, Roberto J. Isch

    Category: Equity-Global Equity
    Ticker: HEQ
    NAV Ticker: XHEQX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 38,164
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $0.497M
    Inception Date: 5/26/2011
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $19.06
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
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    As of 7/3/2022

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 12/31/2021
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 7/3/2022
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 7/3/2022
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 7/3/2022

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 7/4/2022

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month0.01%
    1 Year-0.36%
    3 Year-4.78%
    5 Year-4.10%

    As of 7/4/2022

    3 Month-0.53
    6 Month0.11
    1 Year0.35
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 6/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Global Equity

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 6/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Global Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 4/30/2022
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2021
    Asset Allocation

    As of 4/30/2022

    Top Sectors

    As of 4/30/2022

    Cyclical (Super Sector)33.89%
    Sensitive (Super Sector)32.50%
    Defensive (Super Sector)30.81%
    Financial Services22.81%
    Consumer Defensive9.44%
    Communication Services6.72%
    Top Holdings

    As of 4/30/2022

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Johnson & Johnson$3.76M2.87%
    Pfizer Inc$3.12M2.38%
    Merck & Co Inc$2.89M2.20%
    Philip Morris International Inc$2.62M2.00%
    Texas Instruments Inc$2.08M1.58%
    Procter & Gamble Co$2.00M1.52%
    Cisco Systems Inc$1.92M1.46%
    FTSE 100 Index Future June 22$-2.08M-1.58%
    EURO STOXX 50 Index Total Return June22$-5.71M-4.35%
    MSCI EAFE Index Future June 22$-10.08M-7.68%
    Credit Quality

    As of 4/30/2022

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 4/30/2022

    Country Allocation

    As of 4/30/2022

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Equity49.72%
    Japan - Equity7.09%
    Switzerland - Equity6.31%
    United Kingdom - Equity6.25%
    France - Equity4.43%
    Canada - Equity4.26%
    Germany - Equity1.71%
    Norway - Equity1.67%
    Taiwan - Equity1.59%
    South Africa - Equity1.31%
    South Korea - Equity1.14%
    Sweden - Equity1.01%
    Greece - Equity0.97%
    Singapore - Equity0.94%
    Finland - Equity0.89%
    Spain - Equity0.85%
    Netherlands - Equity0.78%
    Italy - Equity0.73%
    Australia - Equity0.63%
    Thailand - Equity0.59%
    Malaysia - Equity0.53%
    Brazil - Equity0.49%
    Chile - Equity0.47%
    Mexico - Equity0.47%
    Colombia - Equity0.46%
    Hong Kong - Equity0.44%
    Portugal - Equity0.43%
    Others - Equity0.25%
    Turkey - Equity0.24%
    China - Equity0.19%
    Poland - Equity0.16%
    Czech Republic - Equity0.13%
    Ireland - Equity0.09%
    Indonesia - Equity0.07%
    Austria - Equity0.05%
    Hungary - Equity0.02%
    Argentina - Equity0.01%
    Denmark - Equity0.01%
    Russia - Equity0.00%
    Peru - Equity0.00%
    Philippines - Equity-0.01%
    New Zealand - Equity-0.02%
    Belgium - Equity-0.03%
    Israel - Equity-0.05%
    India - Equity-0.08%

    Closed-end fund historical distribution sources have included net investment income, realized gains, and return of capital. For more detailed information on the distributions of a specific fund, please visit the sponsor's website.


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    The following information applies to closed-end funds in general: Fund shares are not guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Shares of closed-end funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. There can be no assurance that fund objectives will be achieved. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value. NAV returns are net of fund expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions.