Media stories about MFS Charter Income Trust (NYSE:MCR) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MFS Charter Income Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3993153239565 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
NYSE MCR traded up $0.04 during trading on Thursday, hitting $8.11. 57,400 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 126,361. MFS Charter Income Trust has a 12-month low of $8.00 and a 12-month high of $8.76.
The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.0602 per share. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.91%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 13th.
About MFS Charter Income Trust
MFS Charter Income Trust (Fund) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek high current income, but may also consider capital appreciation. The Fund normally invests in debt instruments. The Fund also invests in corporate bonds of the United States and/or foreign issuers, the United States Government securities, foreign government securities, mortgage-backed and other asset-backed securities and/or debt instruments of issuers located in emerging market countries.
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