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ASL Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Plc

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Last Updated: 15:45:03
Delayed by 15 minutes
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Plc LSE:ASL London Ordinary Share GB0000066554 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 1,300.00 126,096 15:45:03
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
1,300.00 1,304.00 1,308.00 1,296.00 1,308.00
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Mgmt Invt Offices, Open-end -142.56M -154.82M -1.8140 -7.18 1.11B
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
15:53:04 O 631 1,301.3407 GBX

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Posted at 29/11/2023 08:20 by Aberforth Smaller Compan... Daily Update
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Plc is listed in the Mgmt Invt Offices, Open-end sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker ASL. The last closing price for Aberforth Smaller Compan... was 1,300p.
Aberforth Smaller Compan... currently has 85,344,605 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Aberforth Smaller Compan... is £1,111,186,757.
Aberforth Smaller Compan... has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of -7.18.
This morning ASL shares opened at 1,308p
Posted at 17/11/2023 07:25 by davebowler
IC...This trust, which has assets worth over £1bn, invests in UK smaller companies and was trading at a 12.7 per cent discount to NAV as of 31 October. But my feeling is that UK equities trusts in general, especially small and mid-cap focused ones, look quite attractive. The valuations of Aberforth Smaller Companies’ holdings in particular look reasonable, as well as the trust being on a discount to NAV.

The underlying portfolio has a price/earnings ratio (PE) of about 7 times [in late October] and from that valuation the prospects for absolute gains are good. About half of its stocks have net cash on the balance sheet so they are not highly leveraged ‘zombie’ companies. Even if earnings don’t come through, the portfolio is still very inexpensively valued. And its managers have noticed a pick up in mergers and acquisitions – overseas investors buying UK smaller companies.

I hope that the Aberforth trust will outperform the FTSE All-Share index over the next three years, but in any case buying at about £11.44 [the price at the time of writing] will make you money eventually – if you are patient. The trust is more likely to go down than up in the next three months, and its managers take a value oriented approach so returns will either be at the top or bottom of its sector. Over the past decade this investment style has not done well but is a bit of a tailwind at the moment. And as interest rates peak out and inflation comes down, purchasing a well run portfolio should pay off even if we go into recession.
Posted at 05/12/2020 09:50 by skwas1
Hi all, any idea why ASL has outperformed ASIT over the last month (40% vs 23%). Considering the increased gearing of ASIT i fund this surprising.
Posted at 11/11/2020 07:32 by spectoacc
Signs? It's been enormous!

"Based on historical data, the book-to-market enjoyed a 12x standard deviation rally, while price momentum and short-term growth factors suffered from 20x and 25x sigma sell-offs, respectively, on November 9."

(In US).
Posted at 09/11/2020 14:37 by king_baller
Big shift into small cap value going on with today’s vaccine news / sentiment. If, as is likely, there is Brexit progress in the near turn there could be a quick 30 percent bounce in ASL. Good opportunity to buy in at a particularly large discount, which I’ve taken.
Posted at 12/10/2020 11:31 by panshanger1
I've held on here too rather than crystallise loss Management team have very large holdings which has also been a factor - at least they share the pain !Stock selection has been poor though, a positive out come to Brexit negotiations should help GLA
Posted at 15/4/2014 07:55 by meblundell
Does anyone know why ASL is dropping??
Posted at 08/4/2013 14:42 by ryandj2222
Bit annoyed about this share today. Seems like there was a major large spike down around lunchtime, quite out of character for ASL, that caught my stop out!

I will be looking for a nice entry at a bit lower price later on though.
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