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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust (ASL) Ordinary 1p Shares

Sell: 1,111.00pBuy: 1,114.00p07.00p (0.63%)Ex-dividend
FTSE 2500.92%
Market closedPrices as at close on 20 August 2014Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
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Open: 1,116.00p Trade high: 1,124.00p Year high: 1,237.00p Latest NAV: 1,169.38
Previous close: 1,119.00p Trade low: 1,111.00p Year low: 922.00p Premium/Discount: -5.37%
Previous change: 6.00 (0.54%) Volume: 36,128 Dividend yield: 2.11% Currency: GBX

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Performance

1 week 3.8% 1 year 19.81%
1 month 7.7% 2 years 79.04%
3 months 4.78% 3 years 93.43%
6 months 4.77% 5 years 119.2%

Performance figures are based on the previous close price. Past performance is not an indication of future performance.

Trust Basics

Benchmark: Numis Smaller Cos ex.IT TR GBP
Annual management charge: 0.8% of Net Assets
Performance fee: No
Ongoing charge: 0.79%
Dividend yield: 2.11%
Dividend frequency: Semi-Annually
Total assets: £1,153m
Gross gearing: 103%
Market capitalisation: £1,061m
Shares in issue: 95.37 million
Legal structure Closed Ended Investment Company
Domicile: United Kingdom
ISIN GB0000066554

Recent dividends paid or declared by Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust:

Type Ex-div date Payment date Amount
1st interim * 06/08/2014 28/08/2014 7.75p
2nd interim 05/02/2014 06/03/2014 16.15p
1st interim 31/07/2013 22/08/2013 7.35p
2nd interim 06/02/2013 28/02/2013 15.25p
1st interim 01/08/2012 23/08/2012 7.00p

* Dividend has not yet been paid but has been declared by Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust.

Full dividend history

Five years' total annual Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust dividends:

Financial
year end
Dividend
yield
Dividend
cover
Total dividend
paid
31/12/2013 2.10% 1.16 23.50p
31/12/2012 3.20% 1.17 22.25p
31/12/2011 4.10% 1.16 20.75p
31/12/2010 3.00% 0.95 19.00p
31/12/2009 3.60% 0.91 19.00p

All dividend data is calculated excluding any special dividends. Historical dividends may be adjusted to reflect any subsequent rights issues and corporate actions.

Full dividend history

Objective

To achieve a NAV total return (with dividends reinvested) greater than on the Numis Smaller Companies Index (excluding Investment Companies) over the long term, by investing in over 80 small UK quoted companies. Small companies are those having a market capitalisation, at time of purchase, equal to or lower than the largest company in the bottom 10% of the main UK equity market or companies in theNumis Smaller Companies Index (excluding investment companies). The company may invest up to 15% of its assets in any one security at time of purchase.

NET ASSET VALUE (NAV)

Latest NAV: 1,169.38
NAV date: 15 August 2014
Premium/Discount: -5.37%
12m average Premium/Discount: -8.27%
NAV frequency: Weekly

Recent trades

Time / date Buy / sell Volume Price Value
16:35 - 20/08 Sell 8329 1,112.00p £92,618.48
16:29 - 20/08 Buy 9 1,115.00p £100.35
16:29 - 20/08 Buy 16 1,115.00p £178.40
16:28 - 20/08 Buy 152 1,115.00p £1,694.80
16:12 - 20/08 Buy 129 1,115.00p £1,438.35

Proportion of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust shares bought/sold on the most recent trading day:

Shares sold:
53.06%
Shares bought:
46.94%

The "buy" or "sell" status is an assumption based on the trade price and spread at the time of trade. It is an indication only.

Sector Weight
Industrials 30.95%
Consumer Cyclical 22.31%
Technology 15.58%
Real Estate 10.57%
Financial Services 5.29%
Energy 5.05%
Basic Materials 3.73%
Healthcare 2.88%
Consumer Defensive 2.74%
Communication Services 1.26%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 99.17%
Ireland 1.07%
Mozambique 0.51%
Australia 0.33%
Singapore 0.13%

Key Dates

Launch date: 10 December 1990
Financial year end: December
Next AGM: February 2015

Prices provided by NetBuilder. Charts and performance data provided by Interactive Data. Dividend data provided by Digital Look. Recent trade data provided by MoneyAM. Trust basics, holding data, key dates, objective and NAV provided by Morningstar.

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