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Baillie Gifford Japan Trust plc (BGFD) Ordinary 5p Shares

Sell:715.00p Buy:718.00p 0 Change: 1.00p (0.14%)
FTSE 250:0.58%
Market closed Prices as at close on 20 June 2024 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 1.00p (0.14%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 20 June 2024 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 1.00p (0.14%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 20 June 2024 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
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1 week 1W 0.56% 1 year 1Y 8.79%
1 month 1M 2.59% 2 years 2Y 7.35%
3 months 3M 4.41% 3 years 3Y 30.89%
6 months 6M 4.53% 5 years 5Y 9.14%

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

Trust Basics

Benchmark: TOPIX Total Return
Annual management charge: n/a
Performance fee: No
Ongoing charge: 0.91%
Dividend yield: 1.40%
Dividend frequency: Annually
Total assets: £866m
Gross gearing: 18%
Market capitalisation:Market cap.: £638m
Shares in issue: 88.73 million
Legal structure Closed Ended Investment Company
Domicile: United Kingdom
ISIN GB0000485838

Recent dividends paid or declared by Baillie Gifford Japan Trust plc:

Type Ex-div date Payment date Amount
Final 16/11/2023 20/12/2023 10.00p
Final 10/11/2022 21/12/2022 9.00p
Final 11/11/2021 21/12/2021 6.00p
Final 12/11/2020 11/12/2020 4.50p
Final 14/11/2019 13/12/2019 3.50p

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 Baillie Gifford Japan Trust plc dividends:

year end
Total dividend
31/08/2023 1.40% 1.05 10.00p
31/08/2022 1.20% 1.26 9.00p
31/08/2021 0.60% 1.31 6.00p
31/08/2020 0.60% 1.46 4.50p
31/08/2019 0.40% 1.48 3.50p

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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Important Documents


The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC aims to achieve long term capital growth principally through investment in medium to smaller sized Japanese companies which are believed to have above average prospects for growth.


Estimated NAV: 823.98
Latest actual NAV: 823.14
Latest actual NAV date: 18 June 2024
Premium/Discount: -12.86%
12m average Premium/Discount: -9.56%
NAV frequency: Daily
Security Weight
SoftBank Group Corp 6.55%
Rakuten Group Inc 4.50%
SBI Holdings Inc 4.20%
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc 4.00%
CALBEE Inc 3.13%
GMO Internet group Inc 2.97%
Dmg Mori Co Ltd 2.88%
CyberAgent Inc 2.77%
Sony Group Corp 2.69%
Fanuc Corp 2.58%
Sector Weight
Communication Services 22.58%
Industrials 16.45%
Consumer Defensive 12.71%
Consumer Cyclical 12.39%
Technology 12.05%
Financial Services 11.99%
Healthcare 5.46%
Basic Materials 3.18%
Real Estate 2.56%
Country Weight
Japan 99.37%

Key Dates

Launch date: 1 December 1981
Financial year end: August
Next AGM: December 2024
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'.