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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust (ASL) Ordinary 1p Shares

Sell:997.00p Buy:998.00p 0 Change: 3.00p (0.30%)
FTSE 250:0.35%
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Sell:997.00p
Buy:998.00p
Change: 3.00p (0.30%)
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Sell:997.00p
Buy:998.00p
Change: 3.00p (0.30%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 2 December 2016 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
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Open:
995.00p
Trade high:
1,001.00p
Year high:
1,215.00p
Estimated NAV:
1,205.32
Previous close:
995.00p
Trade low:
989.55p
Year low:
835.00p
Premium/Discount:
-17.45%
Previous:
9.00p (0.91%)
Previous:
9.00p
Volume:
88,113
Dividend yield:
2.61%
Currency:
GBX
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Price

  • Net Asset Value (NAV)
ABERFTH.SMLL.CO performance chart

Premium/Discount

ABERFTH.SMLL.CO performance chart
Full interactive share price and premium / discount charts

Performance

1 week 1W 0.1% 1 year 1Y 13.37%
1 month 1M 0.81% 2 years 2Y 7.16%
3 months 3M 5.22% 3 years 3Y 1.38%
6 months 6M 5.31% 5 years 5Y 89.02%

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: 0.75% of Net Assets
Performance fee: No
Ongoing charge: 0.79%
Dividend yield: 2.61%
Dividend frequency: Semi-Annually
Total assets: £1,174m
Gross gearing: 103%
Market capitalisation:Market cap.: £940m
Shares in issue: 94.48 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 04/08/2016 25/08/2016 8.60p
2nd interim 11/02/2016 04/03/2016 17.85p
1st interim 06/08/2015 27/08/2015 8.15p
2nd interim 12/02/2015 05/03/2015 17.00p
1st interim 06/08/2014 28/08/2014 7.75p
Full dividend history

Five years' total annual Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust dividends:

Financial
year end
Dividend
yield
Dividend
cover
Total dividend
paid
31/12/2015 2.40% 1.22 26.00p
31/12/2014 2.30% 1.10 24.75p
31/12/2013 2.10% n/a 23.50p
31/12/2012 3.20% n/a 22.25p
31/12/2011 4.10% n/a 20.75p

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

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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 the Numis 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)

Estimated NAV: 1,205.32
Latest actual NAV: 1,215.20
Latest actual NAV date: 1 December 2016
Premium/Discount: -17.45%
12m average Premium/Discount: -12.66%
NAV frequency: Weekly
Time / date Time Buy / sell Type Volume Price Value
16:35 - 02/12 16:35
02/12
Buy 3557 998.00p £35,498.86
16:29 - 02/12 16:29
02/12
Sell 165 997.00p £1,645.05
16:29 - 02/12 16:29
02/12
Sell 79 998.00p £788.42
16:29 - 02/12 16:29
02/12
Buy 33 999.50p £329.84
16:29 - 02/12 16:29
02/12
Sell 39 999.50p £389.81

Trades priced above mid-price at the time a trade is placed are assumed buys, those priced below are assumed sells. Trades priced close to mid-price or declared late are shown N/A. This is not a recommendation. More information.

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Trades priced above the mid-price at the time the trade is placed are labelled as a buy; those priced below the mid-price are sells; and those priced close to the mid-price or declared late are labelled ‘N/A’.

Sector Weight
Industrials 30.79%
Consumer Cyclical 21.71%
Technology 11.94%
Financial Services 11.34%
Basic Materials 8.78%
Real Estate 8.15%
Energy 4.79%
Consumer Defensive 1.78%
Healthcare 1.50%
Communication Services 1.35%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 99.65%
Kazakhstan 2.19%
Singapore 0.27%

Key Dates

Launch date: 10 December 1990
Financial year end: December
Next AGM: March 2017

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The London Stock Exchange does not disclose whether a trade is a buy or a sell so this data is estimated based on the trade price received and the LSE-quoted mid-price at the point the trade is placed. It should only be considered an indication and not a recommendation.

Trades priced above the mid-price at the time the trade is placed are labelled as a buy; those priced below the mid-price are sells; and those priced close to the mid-price or declared late are labelled 'N/A'.