JHancock Preferred Income III:HPS

    Manage Alerts


    As of 7/10/2020

    52 Wk Avg$17.74$17.471.46%
    52 Wk High$20.17$19.486.29%
    52 Wk Low$8.05$9.74-5.82%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate8.34%
    Distribution Amount$0.1100
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Funds primary objective is to provide a high level of current income consistent with the preservation of capital. Growth of capital constitutes the secondary objective. Under normal market conditions the Fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in preferred stock and other preferred securities, including convertible preferred securities that are rated investment grade. The investments are allocated among various industry sectors and issuers. However, the Fund expects to emphasize investments in preferred securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. corporations in the utilities sector. It may invest up to 20% of its total assets in a) preferred securities or other fixed income securities rated below investment grade, and b) common stocks or other equity securities that are not considered preferred securities. It will not invest more than 25% of its total assets in any one industry, except in the utilities sector.

    Capital Structure

    As of 7/10/2020

    Total Investment Exposure:$805.046M
    Total Common Assets:$495.546M
    Common Shares Outstanding:31,664,280

    As of 1/31/2019

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $309.500M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $309.500M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $309.500M
    Effective Leverage (%): 38.45%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 7/31/2019

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.16%
    Other Expenses:0.10%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:1.68%
    Total: 2.94%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    John Hancock

    Portfolio Managers
    Brad Lutz, Joseph H. Bozoyan

    Category: Fixed Income - Taxable-Preferreds
    Ticker: HPS
    NAV Ticker: XHPSX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 96,063
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $1.601M
    Inception Date: 6/18/2003
    Inception Share Price: $25.00
    Inception NAV: $23.88
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: July 31
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    As of 7/10/2020

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

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    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 1/31/2020
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 7/10/2020
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 7/10/2020
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 7/10/2020
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 7/10/2020

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 7/10/2020

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month0.86%
    1 Year1.46%
    3 Year-0.20%
    5 Year-1.99%

    As of 7/10/2020

    3 Month0.35
    6 Month0.11
    1 Year-0.20
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 6/30/2020
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Preferreds

    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 6/30/2020
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Preferreds

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 7/10/2020
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 4/30/2020
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 7/31/2019
    Average Bond Price:
    As of 4/30/2020
    Asset Allocation

    As of 4/30/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 4/30/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Corporate (Super Sector)96.29%
    Preferred Stock80.75%
    Corporate Bond12.45%
    Defensive (Super Sector)12.28%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)3.32%
    Cash Equivalents3.32%
    Sensitive (Super Sector)2.73%
    Top Holdings

    As of 4/30/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Bl68f9vt Irs Usd R V 03mlibor Sl68f9vt_flo Ccpvanilla$77.00M11.98%
    CenterPoint Energy Inc 7% PRF CONVERT 01/09/2021 USD 1000 - Ser B (1/20th i$27.07M4.21%
    PPL Capital Funding Inc. 0%$23.04M3.59%
    DTE Energy Co Units$22.74M3.54%
    W.R. Berkley Corporation 0%$21.73M3.38%
    Duke Energy Corp 0%$21.60M3.36%
    Morgan Stanley Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -E-$18.85M2.93%
    United States Cellular Corporation 0%$16.90M2.63%
    Bl68f9vt Irs Usd P F 2.13640 Sl68f9vt_fix Ccpvanilla$-80.41M-12.51%
    10 Year Treasury Note Future June 20$-94.56M-14.72%
    Credit Quality

    As of 4/30/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 4/30/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 4/30/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Equity14.33%
    United States - Fixed Income11.38%
    Japan - Fixed Income1.07%
    United Kingdom - Equity0.68%

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