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ASL - Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Share Price

1014p 24.0  2.4%

Last Trade - 4:35pm

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Market Cap £886.4m
Enterprise Value £899.9m
Revenue £312.6m
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Financial Summary
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the fiscal year ended 31 December 2019, Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc revenues increased from -£201.3M to £312.6M. Net income totaled £299.5M vs. loss of £215.9M. Revenues reflect Movement in fair value increase from -£372.2M to £177.8M. Net Income reflects Portfolio transaction costs decrease of 12% to £2.6M (expense), Selling/General/Admin Expense decrease of 12% to £200K (expense).
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Profile Summary

Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based closed-ended investment company. The Company's investment objective is to achieve a net asset value total return (with dividends reinvested) greater than that of the Numis Smaller Companies Index (Excluding Investment Companies) (NSCI (XIC)). It is focused on achieving its objective by investing in small United Kingdom quoted companies. The Company may, at time of purchase, invest up to 15% of its assets in any one security. Its investment portfolio comprises investment in sectors, which include oil and gas producers; oil equipment, services and distribution; chemicals; industrial metals and mining; mining; construction and materials; aerospace and defense; general industrials; electronic and electrical equipment; industrial engineering; industrial transportation; support services; food producers; leisure goods, and pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Aberforth Partners LLP is the investment manager of the Company.

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Last Annual December 31st, 2019
Last Interim December 31st, 2019
Incorporated July 30, 1990
Public Since December 10, 1990
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: n/a
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Index FTSE All Share , FTSE All Share Financials , FTSE All Share Equity Investment Instruments , FTSE 350 , FTSE 350 Lower Yield , FTSE 250 , FTSE 350 Equity Investment Instruments ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (Full)
Shares in Issue 89,533,066
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Frequently Asked Questions for Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust
What is the Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust share price?

As of 4:35pm, shares in Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust are trading at 1014p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £886.4m. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust share price performed this year?

Shares in Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust are currently trading at 1014p and the price has moved by -20.96% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust price has moved by -11.14% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust, there are there are currently 1 "buy" , 0 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust is Strong Buy. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust next release its financial results?

Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2020-12-31
What is the Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust dividend yield?

The Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust dividend yield is 3.23% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust pay a dividend?

Last year, Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust paid a total dividend of 0.32, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 3.23%. Looking ahead, Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust next pay dividends?

Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust shares is currently 3.23%.

How do I buy Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust shares?

To buy shares in Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust you'll need a share-dealing account with an online or offline stock broker. Once you have opened your account and transferred funds into it, you'll be able to search and select shares to buy and sell. You can use Stockopedia’s share research software to help you find the the kinds of shares that suit your investment strategy and objectives.

What is the market cap of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust?

Shares in Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust are currently trading at 1014p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £886.4m.

Where are Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust shares listed? Where are Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: ASL
What kind of share is Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust?

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Is there a Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust share price forecast 2020?

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How can I tell whether the Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -19.97%. At the current price of 1014p, shares in Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust are trading at -17.62% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust PE Ratio?

The Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 2.98. The shares are currently trading at 1014p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust?

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Who are the major shareholders of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust?

Here are the top five shareholders of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust based on the size of their shareholding:

Brewin Dolphin Limited Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 9.96% (8.92m shares)
Investec Wealth & Investment Limited Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 8.81% (7.89m shares)
Rathbone Investment Management Ltd. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 5.86% (5.24m shares)
Coutts & Co. Bank and Trust
Percentage owned: 2.03% (1.82m shares)
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 1.75% (1.57m shares)
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