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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc (ASL) Ordinary 1p Shares

Sell:1,214.00p Buy:1,220.00p 0 Change: 22.00p (1.79%)
FTSE 250:0.95%
Market closed Prices as at close on 22 January 2021 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 22.00p (1.79%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 22 January 2021 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 22.00p (1.79%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 22 January 2021 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
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ABERFTH.SMLL.CO performance chart


ABERFTH.SMLL.CO performance chart
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1 week 1W 0.82% 1 year 1Y 19.39%
1 month 1M 0.5% 2 years 2Y 0%
3 months 3M 34% 3 years 3Y 12.48%
6 months 6M 38.46% 5 years 5Y 19.52%

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: 0.77%
Dividend yield: 2.65%
Dividend frequency: Semi-Annually
Total assets: £1,281m
Gross gearing: 106%
Market capitalisation:Market cap.: £1,090m
Shares in issue: 88.77 million
Legal structure Closed Ended Investment Company
Domicile: United Kingdom
ISIN GB0000066554

Recent dividends paid or declared by Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc:

Type Ex-div date Payment date Amount
Interim 06/08/2020 28/08/2020 10.40p
Final 06/02/2020 06/03/2020 22.00p
Special 06/02/2020 06/03/2020 4.00p
Interim 08/08/2019 30/08/2019 10.00p
Special 07/02/2019 07/03/2019 7.75p

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 plc dividends:

year end
Total dividend
31/12/2019 2.10% 1.32 36.00p
31/12/2018 2.70% 1.50 38.00p
31/12/2017 2.20% 1.44 35.50p
31/12/2016 2.50% 1.35 30.10p
31/12/2015 2.20% 1.35 26.00p

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

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Important Documents


The investment objective is 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.


Estimated NAV: 1,361.19
Latest actual NAV: 1,359.49
Latest actual NAV date: 21 January 2021
Premium/Discount: -9.78%
12m average Premium/Discount: -8.74%
NAV frequency: Daily

Recent trade data is unavailable. We will be replacing it, however in the meantime the information is available on the London Stock Exchange website.

Sector Weight
Industrials 33.48%
Consumer Cyclical 16.77%
Financial Services 16.51%
Technology 9.68%
Basic Materials 8.82%
Communication Services 6.92%
Healthcare 5.62%
Real Estate 2.92%
Consumer Defensive 2.68%
Energy 2.67%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 102.52%
Austria 1.16%
China 1.02%
Mauritius 0.73%
Belgium 0.42%
Saudi Arabia 0.21%
Australia 0.00%

Key Dates

Launch date: 10 December 1990
Financial year end: December
Next AGM: February 2021
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.

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'.