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

Sell:1,972.00p Buy:1,980.00p 0 Change: 10.00p (0.51%)
FTSE 250:0.04%
Market closed Prices as at close on 25 October 2021 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 10.00p (0.51%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 25 October 2021 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 10.00p (0.51%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 25 October 2021 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.
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Year high:
Estimated NAV:
Previous close:
Trade low:
Year low:
16.00p (0.81%)
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BLACKROCK SML performance chart


BLACKROCK SML performance chart
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1 week 1W 2.54% 1 year 1Y 48.03%
1 month 1M 9.12% 2 years 2Y 32.56%
3 months 3M 1.31% 3 years 3Y 48.03%
6 months 6M 4.27% 5 years 5Y 116.99%

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: 0.80%
Dividend yield: 1.70%
Dividend frequency: Semi-Annually
Total assets: £1,180m
Gross gearing: 110%
Market capitalisation:Market cap.: £962m
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 plc:

Type Ex-div date Payment date Amount
Final 20/05/2021 18/06/2021 20.50p
Interim 12/11/2020 02/12/2020 12.80p
2nd interim 11/06/2020 29/06/2020 19.70p
Interim 14/11/2019 03/12/2019 12.80p
Final 16/05/2019 12/06/2019 19.20p

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
28/02/2021 2.00% 0.40 33.30p
29/02/2020 2.20% 1.14 32.50p
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

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 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 or AIM. The Company may also invest in securities which are listed overseas but have a secondary UK quotation.


Estimated NAV: 2,185.32
Latest actual NAV: 2,291.85
Latest actual NAV date: 3 September 2021
Premium/Discount: -9.85%
12m average Premium/Discount: -4.48%
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 20.45%
Consumer Cyclical 19.12%
Technology 16.38%
Financial Services 13.71%
Communication Services 11.71%
Basic Materials 8.83%
Consumer Defensive 4.87%
Healthcare 4.62%
Real Estate 4.35%
Energy 3.90%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 100.83%
United States 1.93%
Singapore 1.48%
Germany 1.33%
Australia 0.77%
Cyprus 0.66%
South Africa 0.53%
Tanzania, United Republic Of 0.40%

Key Dates

Launch date: 25 March 1973
Financial year end: February
Next AGM: June 2022
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'.