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BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust (BRSC) Ordinary 25p Shares

Sell: 756.00pBuy: 759.50p08.00p (1.07%)
FTSE All Share1.17%
Market closedPrices as at close on 19 December 2014Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
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Open: 754.50p Trade high: 759.50p Year high: 938.00p Latest NAV: 865.59
Previous close: 748.00p Trade low: 752.16p Year low: 697.00p Premium/Discount: -14.55%
Previous change: 7.50 (1.01%) Volume: 16,663 Dividend yield: 1.59% Currency: GBX

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Performance

1 week 0.4% 1 year 13.68%
1 month 2.98% 2 years 37.25%
3 months 5.32% 3 years 80.35%
6 months 8.11% 5 years 166.67%

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

Trust Basics

Benchmark: Numis Smaller Cos inc.AIM ex.ICs TR GBP
Annual management charge: 0.65% of Net Assets
Performance fee: Yes
Ongoing charge: 0.99%
Dividend yield: 1.59%
Dividend frequency: Semi-Annually
Total assets: £464m
Gross gearing: 109%
Market capitalisation: £359m
Shares in issue: 47.88 million
Legal structure Closed Ended Investment Company
Domicile: United Kingdom
ISIN GB0006436108

Recent dividends paid or declared by BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust:

Type Ex-div date Payment date Amount
Interim 06/11/2014 03/12/2014 5.50p
Final 14/05/2014 17/06/2014 7.40p
Interim 30/10/2013 29/11/2013 4.60p
Final 29/05/2013 03/07/2013 6.50p
Interim 07/11/2012 07/12/2012 3.50p
Full dividend history

Five years' total annual BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust dividends:

Financial
year end
Dividend
yield
Dividend
cover
Total dividend
paid
28/02/2014 1.30% 1.22 12.00p
28/02/2013 1.60% 1.15 10.00p
29/02/2012 1.70% 1.21 8.40p
28/02/2011 1.30% 1.22 7.00p
28/02/2010 1.90% 1.32 6.10p

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 long term capital growth for shareholders through investment mainly in smaller UK quoted companies.

NET ASSET VALUE (NAV)

Latest NAV: 865.59
NAV date: 16 December 2014
Premium/Discount: -14.55%
12m average Premium/Discount: -9.85%
NAV frequency: Daily

Recent trades

Time / date Buy / sell Volume Price Value
16:35 - 19/12 Sell 1392 756.00p £10,523.52
16:29 - 19/12 Buy 12 759.50p £91.14
16:29 - 19/12 Buy 1 759.50p £7.60
16:27 - 19/12 Buy 915 759.47p £6,949.10
16:10 - 19/12 Buy 4 759.50p £30.38

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

Shares sold:
52.38%
Shares bought:
47.62%

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 26.33%
Consumer Cyclical 22.90%
Technology 12.13%
Basic Materials 10.01%
Real Estate 7.82%
Financial Services 7.38%
Healthcare 6.58%
Energy 3.34%
Communication Services 2.01%
Consumer Defensive 0.76%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 97.88%
Canada 0.60%
Germany 0.38%
Australia 0.31%
Singapore 0.28%
United States 0.22%
Mozambique 0.15%
Greece 0.08%
Ireland 0.05%
Tanzania, United Republic Of 0.05%

Key Dates

Launch date: 25 March 1973
Financial year end: February
Next AGM: n/a

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