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The European Smaller Companies Trust plc (ESCT) ORD GBP0.015625

Sell:186.00p Buy:186.60p 0 Change: 2.20p (1.20%)
FTSE 250:1.11%
Market closed Prices as at close on 12 June 2024 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Sell:186.00p
Buy:186.60p
Change: 2.20p (1.20%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 12 June 2024 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Sell:186.00p
Buy:186.60p
Change: 2.20p (1.20%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 12 June 2024 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.
Open:
184.20p
Trade high:
186.20p
Year high:
189.20p
Estimated NAV:
211.30
Previous close:
184.00p
Trade low:
183.78p
Year low:
135.50p
Premium/Discount:
-10.93%
Previous:
1.60p (0.86%)
Previous:
1.60p
Volume:
130,489
Dividend yield:
2.52%
Currency:
GBX
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Price

  • Net Asset Value (NAV)
EUROPEAN SMALL. performance chart

Premium/Discount

EUROPEAN SMALL. performance chart
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Performance

1 week 1W 1.39% 1 year 1Y 18.71%
1 month 1M 0.33% 2 years 2Y 23.49%
3 months 3M 12.88% 3 years 3Y 2.84%
6 months 6M 20.66% 5 years 5Y 69.98%

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

Trust Basics

Benchmark: MSCI Europe Ex UK Small Cap GR USD
Annual management charge: n/a
Performance fee: Yes
Ongoing charge: 1.08%
Dividend yield: 2.52%
Dividend frequency: Semi-Annually
Total assets: £936m
Gross gearing: 11%
Market capitalisation:Market cap.: £740m
Shares in issue: 398.50 million
Legal structure Closed Ended Investment Company
Domicile: United Kingdom
ISIN GB00BMCF8689

Recent dividends paid or declared by The European Smaller Companies Trust plc:

Type Ex-div date Payment date Amount
Interim 04/04/2024 03/05/2024 1.45p
Final 02/11/2023 01/12/2023 3.25p
Interim 30/03/2023 28/04/2023 1.45p
Final 20/10/2022 02/12/2022 3.10p
Interim 31/03/2022 29/04/2022 1.25p

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 The European Smaller Companies Trust plc dividends:

Financial
year end
Dividend
yield
Dividend
cover
Total dividend
paid
30/06/2023 3.10% 1.11 4.70p
30/06/2022 3.10% 1.19 4.35p
30/06/2021 13.50% 0.83 25.00p
30/06/2020 2.60% 0.63 22.00p
30/06/2019 2.50% 1.09 22.00p

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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Objective

The Company seeks capital growth by investing in smaller and medium sized companies which are quoted, domiciled, listed or have operations in Europe (ex UK).

NET ASSET VALUE (NAV)

Estimated NAV: 211.30
Latest actual NAV: 210.00
Latest actual NAV date: 10 June 2024
Premium/Discount: -10.93%
12m average Premium/Discount: -13.85%
NAV frequency: Daily
Sector Weight
Industrials 35.68%
Technology 18.40%
Financial Services 15.85%
Consumer Cyclical 14.51%
Communication Services 7.10%
Basic Materials 5.90%
Healthcare 4.75%
Energy 4.48%
Real Estate 4.13%
Consumer Defensive 2.81%
Country Weight
Germany 20.89%
France 15.71%
Netherlands 11.88%
Sweden 11.70%
Switzerland 9.45%
Italy 8.40%
Spain 7.30%
Belgium 6.02%
Greece 4.30%
Norway 3.86%

Key Dates

Launch date: 6 September 1990
Financial year end: June
Next AGM: November 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'.