Media headlines about MFS Charter Income Trust (NYSE:MCR) have been trending positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MFS Charter Income Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.35 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 100 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

MFS Charter Income Trust (NYSE:MCR) traded down 0.1475% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $8.6672. 31,934 shares of the company traded hands. MFS Charter Income Trust has a 12-month low of $8.08 and a 12-month high of $8.75. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $8.59 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.51.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 31st. Investors of record on Thursday, May 18th will be issued a $0.0627 dividend. This is a boost from MFS Charter Income Trust’s previous monthly dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 16th. This represents a $0.75 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.67%.

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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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