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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust (ASL) Ordinary 1p Shares

Sell:1,300.00p Buy:1,301.00p 0 Change: 15.00p (1.17%)
FTSE 250:0.53%
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Ex-dividend
Sell:1,300.00p
Buy:1,301.00p
Change: 15.00p (1.17%)
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Ex-dividend
Sell:1,300.00p
Buy:1,301.00p
Change: 15.00p (1.17%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 22 August 2017 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Ex-dividend
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Open:
1,288.00p
Trade high:
1,300.00p
Year high:
1,344.00p
Estimated NAV:
1,480.57
Previous close:
1,285.00p
Trade low:
1,288.00p
Year low:
980.00p
Premium/Discount:
-12.80%
Previous:
6.00p (0.46%)
Previous:
6.00p
Volume:
58,160
Dividend yield:
2.10%
Currency:
GBX
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Price

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ABERFTH.SMLL.CO performance chart

Premium/Discount

ABERFTH.SMLL.CO performance chart
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Performance

1 week 1W 0.7% 1 year 1Y 25.86%
1 month 1M 1.1% 2 years 2Y 6.91%
3 months 3M 2.36% 3 years 3Y 15.45%
6 months 6M 9.08% 5 years 5Y 106.26%

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: 0.80%
Dividend yield: 2.10%
Dividend frequency: Semi-Annually
Total assets: £1,391m
Gross gearing: 100%
Market capitalisation:Market cap.: £1,213m
Shares in issue: 93.93 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
Special 09/02/2017 03/03/2017 2.75p
Final 09/02/2017 03/03/2017 18.75p
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

This data is provided by Digital Look. HL accepts no responsibility for its accuracy and you should independently check data before making any investment decision.

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.

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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: 1,480.57
Latest actual NAV: 1,478.27
Latest actual NAV date: 18 August 2017
Premium/Discount: -12.80%
12m average Premium/Discount: -13.82%
NAV frequency: Weekly
Time / date Time Buy / sell Type Volume Price Value
16:35 - 22/08 16:35
22/08
Buy 7335 1,300.00p £95,355.00
16:29 - 22/08 16:29
22/08
Sell 8 1,300.00p £104.00
16:27 - 22/08 16:27
22/08
Sell 80 1,300.00p £1,040.00
16:27 - 22/08 16:27
22/08
Sell 90 1,300.00p £1,170.00
16:26 - 22/08 16:26
22/08
Sell 1500 1,300.11p £19,501.65

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Sector Weight
Industrials 27.94%
Consumer Cyclical 22.48%
Technology 11.58%
Financial Services 9.60%
Basic Materials 8.62%
Real Estate 8.38%
Energy 5.70%
Communication Services 2.27%
Healthcare 1.07%
Consumer Defensive 0.57%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 95.75%
Kazakhstan 2.28%
Singapore 0.18%
Australia 0.00%

Key Dates

Launch date: 10 December 1990
Financial year end: December
Next AGM: March 2018
Data policy - All information should be used for indicative purposes only. You should independently check data before making any investment decision. HL cannot guarantee that the data is accurate or complete, and accepts no responsibility for how it may be used. Prices provided by NBTrader. Charts provided by Factset. 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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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'.