Aberforth Smaller Companies Ord (LSE:ASL) - Overview

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Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Plc ASL

Closing Price
GBX995.00

1 Day Change
3.01|0.30%

As of 02/12/2016

Last Close995.00
52-Wk Range-
Tot Assets Mil1,173.79
Mkt Cap Mil946.84
Yield %2.61
Estimated Nav1,205.32
Discount % %-17.45
12M Avg Disc %-12.54
Last Actual NAV1,205.17
Last NAV Date30/11/2016

Share Price Performance (GBP)

Key Statistics (GBP)
Total Assets1,173.785m
Net Assets1,138.785m
Market Capitalisation946.842m
Gross Gearing103%
Net Gearing102%
Average Daily Shares Traded (1 Yr)0.095m
Average Daily Value Traded (1 Yr)0.968m
Ongoing Charge (2015)0.79%
DomicileUK
Legal StructureClosed End Fund
Traded CurrencyGBP
ISINGB0000066554
Launch Date10 Dec 1990
Financial Year EndDec 2016
Next AGMMar 2017
NAV FrequencyDaily
Dividend FrequencySemi-annually
Valuation Statistics
 02/12/20161 Yr High1 Yr Low
Price995.001,203.00849.00
NAV*1,205.321,274.961,033.80
Discount/Premium-17.45-2.98-19.01
Category Discount---
Z-Statistics (1Yr)-1.28  

Total Returns (GBP) 02/12/2016

 Chg (%)  
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Price0.81 
NAV2.04
Cat Price1.14
Cat NAV1.48
 
Latest Dividends
TypeDividendEx-Dividend DateFinancial Year
Income8.600004/08/20162016
Income17.850011/02/20162015
Income - Special2.750011/02/20162015
Income8.150006/08/20152015
Income17.000012/02/20152014
Director Dealings
TradedActionNotifierPriceAmountValue
26/08/2016in Lieu of DividendMr. David Jeffcoat1,030.7063649.00
24/06/2016PurchaseMs. Paula Hay-Plumb974.115004,871.00
15/04/2016PurchaseMr. Paul Trickett1,035.001,59016,457.00
07/03/2016in Lieu of DividendMr. David Jeffcoat1,034.001481,530.00

Morningstar Analyst Rating™

Silver

Morningstar Rating™

2 Stars

Morningstar® Category

UK Small-Cap Equity

Benchmarks

Fund Benchmark

Numis SMC ex Investment Companies Index

Morningstar® Benchmark

FTSE Small Cap Ex Investment Trust TR GBP
Fund Structure
Share Type# of Shares
Ordinary Share95.160m

Investment Objective

To achieve a net asset value total return (with dividends reinvested) greater than on the Numis Smaller Companies Index (Excluding Investment Companies) over the long-term by investing in a diversified portfolio of small UK quoted companies.
Managers
Richard M J Newbery10/12/1990
Alistair J Whyte10/12/1990
Euan R MacDonald14/05/2001
Keith Muir03/03/2011
Mark Williamson31/12/2014
Chris Watt01/04/2016
Peter Shaw01/04/2016

Directors

Paula Hay-Plumb, David Jeffcoat, Julia Le Blan, Richard Rae, Stephen Trickett
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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