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The Global Smaller Companies Trust Plc (GSCT) ORD GBP0.025

Sell:146.80p Buy:147.20p 0 Change: 0.60p (0.41%)
FTSE 250:0.76%
Market closed Prices as at close on 22 February 2024 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 0.60p (0.41%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 22 February 2024 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 0.60p (0.41%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 22 February 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.
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Estimated NAV:
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GLB SML CO TRST performance chart


GLB SML CO TRST performance chart
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1 week 1W 2.23% 1 year 1Y 5.42%
1 month 1M 2.09% 2 years 2Y 5.05%
3 months 3M 4.42% 3 years 3Y 1.21%
6 months 6M 3.53% 5 years 5Y 10.23%

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

Trust Basics

Benchmark: Numis Smaller Companies (ex Inv Coms)
Annual management charge: n/a
Performance fee: No
Ongoing charge: 0.94%
Dividend yield: 1.56%
Dividend frequency: Semi-Annually
Total assets: £915m
Gross gearing: 4%
Market capitalisation:Market cap.: £734m
Shares in issue: 506.51 million
Legal structure Closed Ended Investment Company
Domicile: United Kingdom

Recent dividends paid or declared by The Global Smaller Companies Trust Plc:

Type Ex-div date Payment date Amount
Interim 28/12/2023 25/01/2024 0.68p
Final 06/07/2023 04/08/2023 1.67p
Interim 29/12/2022 26/01/2023 0.63p
Final 30/06/2022 04/08/2022 1.27p
Interim 06/01/2022 28/01/2022 0.57p

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 Global Smaller Companies Trust Plc dividends:

year end
Total dividend
30/04/2023 1.20% 1.40 2.30p
30/04/2022 1.20% 0.99 1.84p
30/04/2021 1.00% 0.72 1.75p
30/04/2020 1.50% 1.02 1.70p
30/04/2019 1.20% 0.11 16.50p

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 fund invests in smaller companies worldwide in order to secure a high total return. The fund pursues this investment objective by investing in a large number of stocks in various industry sectors and geographic locations. There are no specific sector or geographical exposure limits. Whilst the fund has a global orientation, its objective is to find attractively valued investment opportunities wherever they may be and it is therefore not constrained to mandatory weightings per geographic region.


Estimated NAV: 172.45
Latest actual NAV: 172.24
Latest actual NAV date: 20 February 2024
Premium/Discount: -15.92%
12m average Premium/Discount: -13.52%
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.

Security Weight
Eastspring Inv Japan Smaller Coms CG 4.69%
PineBridge Asia exJapan SmCap Eq Y 3.59%
Scottish Oriental Smaller Cos Tst Ord 25p 3.52%
Schroder ISF Glbl EM Smlr Coms C Acc USD 3.51%
Utilico Emerging Markets Trust plc Ord 1p 2.52%
Eagle Materials Inc 1.65%
Kirby Corp 1.45%
LKQ Corp 1.39%
Graphic Packaging Holding Co 1.30%
Ensign Group Inc 1.29%
Sector Weight
Industrials 20.29%
Technology 13.53%
Consumer Cyclical 13.39%
Financial Services 11.59%
Basic Materials 10.80%
Healthcare 7.60%
Consumer Defensive 5.93%
Real Estate 5.58%
Energy 4.01%
Communication Services 3.93%
Country Weight
United States 35.73%
United Kingdom 23.88%
Japan 9.08%
India 3.80%
Canada 3.06%
Sweden 2.05%
Germany 2.00%
China 1.66%
Switzerland 1.62%
Taiwan 1.26%

Key Dates

Launch date: 15 February 1889
Financial year end: April
Next AGM: July 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'.