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BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust (BRSC) Ordinary 25p Shares

Sell:1,052.00p Buy:1,076.00p 0 Change: 30.00p (2.83%)
FTSE 250:2.34%
Market closed Prices as at close on 3 April 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 30.00p (2.83%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 3 April 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 30.00p (2.83%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 3 April 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.
Trade high:
Year high:
Estimated NAV:
Previous close:
Trade low:
Year low:
40.00p (3.92%)
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BLACKROCK SML performance chart


BLACKROCK SML performance chart
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1 week 1W 4.68% 1 year 1Y 22.51%
1 month 1M 30.72% 2 years 2Y 21.19%
3 months 3M 38.59% 3 years 3Y 1.44%
6 months 6M 23.08% 5 years 5Y 30.5%

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: n/a
Performance fee: No
Ongoing charge: 0.73%
Dividend yield: 3.03%
Dividend frequency: Semi-Annually
Total assets: £637m
Gross gearing: 115%
Market capitalisation:Market cap.: £498m
Shares in issue: 48.83 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 14/11/2019 03/12/2019 12.80p
Final 16/05/2019 12/06/2019 19.20p
Interim 08/11/2018 26/11/2018 12.00p
Final 17/05/2018 15/06/2018 16.00p
Interim 09/11/2017 15/12/2017 10.00p

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 dividends:

year end
Total dividend
28/02/2019 2.30% 1.08 31.20p
28/02/2018 2.00% 1.13 26.00p
28/02/2017 2.00% 1.07 21.00p
29/02/2016 2.00% 1.18 17.50p
28/02/2015 1.80% 1.17 14.50p

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


To achieve long term capital growth for shareholders through investment predominantly in UK Smaller Companies which are listed on the London Stock Exchange or on the Alternative Investment Market.


Estimated NAV: 1,125.84
Latest actual NAV: 1,119.83
Latest actual NAV date: 1 April 2020
Premium/Discount: -9.40%
12m average Premium/Discount: -3.05%
NAV frequency: Daily

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

Sector Weight
Industrials 21.16%
Financial Services 14.51%
Consumer Cyclical 14.25%
Communication Services 12.79%
Technology 10.14%
Basic Materials 9.42%
Real Estate 7.03%
Healthcare 5.67%
Consumer Defensive 3.43%
Energy 2.74%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 95.51%
United States 1.23%
Germany 1.18%
Ireland 0.83%
Australia 0.65%
Iraq 0.64%
Mauritius 0.49%
Cyprus 0.33%
South Africa 0.32%
Canada 0.15%

Key Dates

Launch date: 25 March 1973
Financial year end: February
Next AGM: June 2020
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'.