Aberforth Smaller Companies Ord (LSE:ASL) - Investment trust price - Overview

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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Plc ASL

Last Price

Day Change

As of 25/04/2019
18:29:20 BST | GBX
Minimum 15 Minutes Delay.

Last Close1,268.00
Day Range1,262.00 - 1,268.00
52-Wk Range1,106.00 - 1,444.00
Mkt Cap Mil1,144.76
Yield %3.00
Estimated Nav1,388.81
Discount % %-8.70
12M Avg Disc %-10.38
Last Actual NAV1,381.47
Last NAV Date23/04/2019

Share Price Performance (GBP)

Key Statistics (GBP)
Total Assets1,279.041m
Net Assets1,257.791m
Market Capitalisation1,144.759m
Gross Gearing102%
Net Gearing102%
Average Daily Shares Traded (1 Yr)0.118m
Average Daily Value Traded (1 Yr)1.597m
Ongoing Charge (2018)0.79%
DomicileUnited Kingdom
Legal StructureClosed End Fund
Traded CurrencyGBP
Launch Date10 Dec 1990
Financial Year EndDec 2019
Next AGMFeb 2020
NAV FrequencyDaily
Dividend FrequencySemi-annually
Valuation Statistics
 25/04/20191 Yr High1 Yr Low
Category Discount---
Z-Statistics (1Yr)0.49  

Total Returns (GBP) 25/04/2019

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Cat Price4.23
Cat NAV4.15
Latest Dividends
TypeDividendEx-Dividend DateFinancial Year
Income - Special7.750007/02/20192018
Income - Special6.700008/02/20182017
Director Dealings
01/03/2019PurchaseRichard Davidson1,260.065,00063,003.00
20/02/2019PurchaseMr Martin Russell Warner1,219.701,00012,197.00
30/01/2019PurchaseRichard Davidson1,229.663,00036,890.00

Morningstar Analyst Rating™


Morningstar Rating™

2 Stars

Morningstar® Category

UK Small-Cap Equity


Morningstar® Benchmark

FTSE Small Cap Ex Investment Trust TR GBP
Fund Structure
Share Type# of Shares
Ordinary Share90.566m

Investment Objective

The investment objective is to achieve a NAV total return (with dividends reinvested) greater than on the Numis Smaller Companies Index (excluding Investment Companies) over the long term, by investing in over 80 small UK quoted companies.
Richard Newbery10/12/1990
Alistair Whyte10/12/1990
Euan Macdonald14/05/2001
Keith Muir03/03/2011
Chris Watt01/04/2016
Peter Shaw01/04/2016


Richard Davidson, Paula Hay-Plumb, Julia Le Blan, Richard Rae, Martin Warner
Fund prices are updated every weekday after the close of trading and before 11 p.m. wherever possible. All figures are as at Last Close, on a cum income basis with debt valued at fair and in traded currency unless otherwise stated (we do not fair value debt for split capital trusts). Performance returns are presented in British Pounds (GBP) and calculated on a capital only basis with debt valued at par.
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