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

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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Plc ASL

Closing Price

1 Day Change

As of 14/03/2018

Last Close1,342.00
52-Wk Range-
Tot Assets Mil1,384.41
Mkt Cap Mil1,239.85
Yield %2.15
Estimated Nav1,491.73
Discount % %-10.14
12M Avg Disc %-12.95
Last Actual NAV1,491.73
Last NAV Date14/03/2018

Share Price Performance (GBP)

Key Statistics (GBP)
Total Assets1,384.409m
Net Assets1,380.159m
Market Capitalisation1,239.847m
Gross Gearing100%
Net Gearing101%
Average Daily Shares Traded (1 Yr)0.090m
Average Daily Value Traded (1 Yr)1.159m
Ongoing Charge (2017)0.76%
Legal StructureClosed End Fund
Traded CurrencyGBP
Launch Date10 Dec 1990
Financial Year EndDec 2018
Next AGMApr 2018
NAV FrequencyDaily
Dividend FrequencySemi-annually
Valuation Statistics
 14/03/20181 Yr High1 Yr Low
Category Discount---
Z-Statistics (1Yr)1.45  

Total Returns (GBP) 14/03/2018

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Cat Price2.64
Cat NAV3.83
Latest Dividends
TypeDividendEx-Dividend DateFinancial Year
Income - Special6.700008/02/20182017
Income - Special2.750009/02/20172016
Director Dealings
09/03/2018PurchaseMartin Warner1,320.001,00013,200.00
25/08/2017in Lieu of DividendMr. David Jeffcoat1,297.6054701.00

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 Share92.388m

Investment Objective

To achieve a NAV total return (with dividends reinvested) greater than on the Numis Smaller Companies Index over the long-term by investing in a diversified portfolio of small UK quoted companies.
Richard M J Newbery10/12/1990
Alistair J Whyte10/12/1990
Euan R MacDonald14/05/2001
Keith Muir03/03/2011
Chris Watt01/04/2016
Peter Shaw01/04/2016


Paula Hay-Plumb, Julia Le Blan, Richard Rae, Paul Trickett, 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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