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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Aberfth.Smll.Co LSE:ASL London Ordinary Share GB0000066554 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -4.00p -0.32% 1,264.00p 1,264.00p 1,268.00p 1,268.00p 1,264.00p 1,268.00p 8,392 08:44:12
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 46.3 41.5 45.3 27.9 1,144.94

Aberforth Smaller Companies Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
26/2/2019
09:30
See the latest ADVFN twitter poll about Funds: https://twitter.com/advfn/status/1100297573917736961
shiv1986
20/11/2018
14:13
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traderjeff7
02/3/2017
20:40
Yes - excellent support and a strong vote of approval for a well run trust.
topvest
02/3/2017
15:18
I assume the continuation vote was passed successfully given that all resolutions in the AGM were passed?
commiesy
06/2/2017
21:23
A vote "for" continuing as an investment trust or "against" to be wound up. Its at the AGM.
topvest
06/2/2017
18:48
Thanks for the colour, topvest. Could you please explain what a 'continuation vote' is?
commiesy
05/2/2017
14:52
This is an excellent trust in my view. It's nothing like the two micro trusts mentioned in the last post. It's a small-mid cap value trust. Trades at a 20 per cent discount but has been good for a 13-14 per cent / annum return since inception. I prefer to invest in smaller companies than their benchmark in the main, but this company is an excellent way of winning in the small company space over time with an extremely disciplined approach. Continuation vote is being voted on soon, but should get passed in my view. I'm also interested in adding to my holding in the geared income trust that should be rolled over into a new vehicle in the summer. The managers are not interested in growing AUM outside of their core area or even in it, just on achieving the good sort of returns historically delivered. Great investment over the long-term.
topvest
26/2/2015
15:53
Have to say I think this has been an excellent investment trust and happy with my original 3000 shares + warrants bought in Nov 1990 for £3015 now worth £33000.(have many more since the initial investment) I can only thank Brewin Dolphin (Bell Lawrie Edinburgh in those days) for their good advice.I am sure there were even better investments around but I wasn`t told about them and with limited funds you can`t buy them all!
geeff
18/2/2015
22:16
I rather suspect if you had reinvested dividends on both that would most certainly not be true.
envirovision
18/2/2015
20:38
This has performed much much better than SDV over time. Hold both, but without a shadow of a doubt this is much better in my view. SDV is an income stock at the expense of capital growth (certainly over a longer term horizon) whereas this delivers both over time - normally 14/15% per annum total return over a long time horizon. Not bad given Warren Buffet is on 20%.
topvest
18/2/2015
16:35
Charges at .85% seem fair, dividend is poor though. Much prefer SDV, thks for thread though.
envirovision
07/2/2015
16:31
I thought that I would start a thread on this trust. I do think that this is a really good investment trust with a disciplined value driven approach. It's delivered a total return of 14% per annum over 25 years and is on a reasonable discount and dividend yield. Never seems to get much interest, but I think it's the best run small company investment trust in the UK. Anyone else have any views?
topvest
15/4/2014
08:55
Does anyone know why ASL is dropping??
meblundell
28/3/2014
12:38
I wish I knew?
meblundell
28/3/2014
08:07
Why such a large drop here recently? Have I missed some startling news?
the juggler
09/2/2014
10:59
Aberforth as a manager are under-rated in my book. In 23 years they have turned £1 into £12 with a net asset value return per annum of 14.8%. There is also a good dividend record and a 2% yield. They just get on doing the business of buying lower valued shares in their index and selling when they appreciate to "fair value". I'm not sure that they deserve their discount rating as their record is very strong indeed. It's probably the wrong time to buy these, but I will add more at a suitable time.
topvest
14/8/2013
11:41
Decided to unload a further 25% of my holding in this (narrowing discount) fund. A little bit of cash to face the future with - or reinvest if there's a significant dip.
gorse
09/8/2013
12:31
Westhouse; Henderson Smaller Companies (HSL.L, -15.0%, Buy) – Strong performance credentials continue to be ignored on this trust with the disco unt now double that found on Aberforth Smaller Cos (ASL.L, -7.2%, Sell) . This comes despite HSL adding slightly more on a NAV TR basis over the last 6-12 months.
davebowler
08/4/2013
15:42
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.
ryandj2222
22/2/2012
22:26
NT, you just have to look at the FT Aim index, georgeous graph
cambium
22/2/2012
22:20
I did wonder why it was so quiet on here
cambium
22/2/2012
22:15
This has been steadily ticking up with not a single comment. E2V up another 5% today with this fund holding a big chunk, Barretts too (+7.8% today) as well as a lot of others in my watchlist! Rank Company Weight 1 RPC Group 3.9% 2 e2v technologies 3.1% 3 JD Sports Fashion 2.8% 4 CSR 2.8% 5 RPS Group 2.7% 6 Bodycote 2.6% 7 Galliford Try 2.5% 8 Anite 2.3% 9 Mecom Group 2.3% 10 Collins Stewart Hawkpoint 2.2% 11 Phoenix IT Group 1.9% 12 Spirit Pub Company 1.9% 13 Low & Bonar 1.9% 14 AZ Electronic Materials 1.8% 15 Tullett Prebon 1.8% 16 Micro Focus International 1.8% 17 Regus 1.7% 18 Brewin Dolphin Holdings 1.7% 19 Optos 1.6% 20 National Express Group 1.5% 21 Morgan Crucible Co 1.5% 22 Beazley 1.5% 23 Yule Catto & Co 1.4% 24 Howden Joinery Group 1.4% 25 Huntsworth 1.4% 26 Greggs 1.4% 27 Barratt Developments 1.3% 28 St. Modwen Properties 1.3% 29 Vectura Group 1.3% 30 Debenhams 1.2% 31 Microgen 1.2% 32 Moneysupermarket.com Group 1.2% 33 Castings 1.2% 34 KCOM Group 1.2% 35 Halfords Group 1.2% 36 Lavendon Group 1.2% 37 Headlam Group 1.2% 38 UMECO 1.2% 39 Redrow 1.2% 40 GlobeOp Financial Services 1.1% 41 Northgate 1.1% 42 JKX Oil & Gas 1.1% 43 Hansard Global 1.1% 44 Unite Group 1.0% 45 Safestore Holdings 1.0% 46 Hansteen Holdings 1.0% 47 Laird 1.0% 48 Anglo Pacific Group 0.9% 49 Cranswick 0.9% 50 4imprint Group 0.9% plus others and still a little way of NAV! I bought in before it reached £6.00 with nice steady climb since. DYOR.
naked trader
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