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BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc (BRSC) Ordinary 25p Shares

Sell:1,516.00p Buy:1,528.00p 0 Change: 10.00p (0.66%)
FTSE 250:0.07%
Market closed Prices as at close on 12 July 2024 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 10.00p (0.66%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 12 July 2024 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 10.00p (0.66%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 12 July 2024 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
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22.00p (1.48%)
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1 week 1W 1.88% 1 year 1Y 18.97%
1 month 1M 3.97% 2 years 2Y 16.41%
3 months 3M 11.78% 3 years 3Y 24.29%
6 months 6M 11.45% 5 years 5Y 7.2%

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

Trust Basics

Benchmark: Deutsche Numis SC Pl AIM ExIvt Cm TR GBP
Annual management charge: n/a
Performance fee: No
Ongoing charge: 0.98%
Dividend yield: 2.77%
Dividend frequency: Semi-Annually
Total assets: £855m
Gross gearing: 8%
Market capitalisation:Market cap.: £710m
Shares in issue: 47.10 million
Legal structure Closed Ended Investment Company
Domicile: United Kingdom
ISIN GB0006436108

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

Type Ex-div date Payment date Amount
Final 23/05/2024 27/06/2024 27.00p
Interim 02/11/2023 04/12/2023 15.00p
Final 18/05/2023 27/06/2023 25.50p
Interim 10/11/2022 09/12/2022 14.50p
Final 12/05/2022 17/06/2022 22.00p

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 BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc dividends:

year end
Total dividend
29/02/2024 n/a n/a 42.00p
28/02/2023 n/a n/a 40.00p
28/02/2022 2.10% 1.01 35.00p
28/02/2021 2.00% 0.40 33.30p
29/02/2020 2.20% 1.14 32.50p

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


To achieve its investment objective the Company invests predominantly in UK smaller companies with securities admitted to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. The Company may also invest in securities which are listed overseas but have a secondary UK quotation.


Estimated NAV: 1,676.45
Latest actual NAV: 1,683.94
Latest actual NAV date: 11 July 2024
Premium/Discount: -10.05%
12m average Premium/Discount: -11.74%
NAV frequency: Daily
Sector Weight
Industrials 24.24%
Communication Services 17.28%
Technology 13.21%
Consumer Cyclical 12.38%
Financial Services 12.03%
Basic Materials 11.46%
Real Estate 6.85%
Consumer Defensive 3.62%
Energy 3.35%
Healthcare 3.22%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 101.18%
United States 1.63%
Cyprus 1.41%
Germany 1.16%
South Africa 0.64%
Austria 0.59%
Singapore 0.53%
Ireland 0.50%

Key Dates

Launch date: 25 March 1973
Financial year end: February
Next AGM: June 2025
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'.