Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Alliance Trust Plc LSE:ATST London Ordinary Share GB00B11V7W98 ORD 2.5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  4.00 0.44% 908.00 255,685 16:35:20
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
909.00 912.00 920.00 888.00 890.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 62.28 51.79 15.48 58.7 2,876
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:36:48 O 1,810 912.382 GBX

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Alliance Daily Update: Alliance Trust Plc is listed in the Equity Investment Instruments sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker ATST. The last closing price for Alliance was 904p.
Alliance Trust Plc has a 4 week average price of 876p and a 12 week average price of 876p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,082p while the 1 year low share price is currently 872p.
There are currently 316,787,681 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 223,098 shares. The market capitalisation of Alliance Trust Plc is £2,876,432,143.48.
danieldanj: Alliance Trust (ATST) Earnings-Reaction to Keep an Eye
sharesoc: Alliance Trust are mentioned in our recent blog post on: The Dangers of Share Tipping, Alliance Trust and AIM Regulation hTTps://
spacecake: Computers to replace humans as stock pickers at Blackrock Inc
epistrophy: That's a decent share buyback yesterday too... nearly 1% of the trust. Market seems pleased :-)
tartshagger: Don't feel sorry for Garrett-Cox. Her and Forseke were both ruthless women and good examples of why positive discrimination in favour of women in the boardroom does not work. Garrett-Cox fleeced shareholders out of millions, not forgetting early pay-offs for numerous excellent non-exec directors who were sacked for failing to agree with her. She will now take a "redundancy" pay-off and recieve her vested shares in due course. A classic "fat-cat" case! As Chairman, Forseke should have controlled her, but failed to do so. For once it seems that activist directors have had a positive influence. When the current equity bear market is over (and it isn't yet)it is my intention to re-build a decent sized position in ATST and enjoy the dividend stream.
strollingmolby: Surprised no-one has commented yet... The board of ATST has capitulated before the AGM and allowed two of Elliott's proposed new directors onto the board. AGM Update and Board Appointments The Board of Alliance Trust plc announces that, following discussions, Elliott Advisors (UK) Ltd, its largest shareholder, has agreed to withdraw its three resolutions from the Alliance Trust Annual General Meeting on 29 April 2015 and has committed to support the Board and management on all other resolutions. The Board and Elliott have also agreed on certain mutual non-disparagement undertakings and that Elliott will not call a general meeting or seek to agitate against the Company, its Board or management publicly until after the Company's 2016 AGM at the earliest. The Board has agreed to appoint Anthony Brooke and Rory Macnamara to the Board of the Company once customary regulatory approvals have been obtained and that they will act as board observers in the interim period. In addition, as previously announced on 14 April 2015, the Board has accelerated the process to appoint an additional independent non-executive director, which will be done in consultation with the Company's major shareholders. Karin Forseke, Chair, said: "On behalf of the whole Board, I would like to express my gratitude to our shareholders for engaging with us on this important issue. Having considered this feedback we have worked with Elliott to find a compromise which we believe is in the best interests of all our shareholders. I would also like to welcome Anthony and Rory to the Board where their significant experience will be a considerable asset."
tartshagger: The huge discount to NAV that the Alliance Trust habitually trades on is because they overpay for very large positions - what Garret-Cox calls "investing with conviction". Because of this arrogant approach, ATST also has a problem selling large lines of stock for the price they want - one cannot just click the "sell" button on one's platform and close a £45m position in GSK (for e.g.) and obtain the offer price on ADVFN. So they suffer from a 14% discount to NAV. They calculate their NAV from the offer price at the daily close and so suffer from a double whammy on the discount. Garret-Cox recently dismissed the Head of Equities for this very reason: she may deny the truth but my spies in Dundee tell me that he was blamed for the Trust's inability to sell large lines of stock at the prices she wanted and so reduce the discount. Many good directors have left the Trust's board after less than three years service, because they have tried and failed to implement reforms such as outsourcing management and have disagreed with Garret-Cox and the Chairman Karin Forseke. This strongly suggests weakness in the Board's ability to properly influence decisions for the benefit of the Trust's shareholders. Garret-Cox is clearly overpaid and so has a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. Many years ago, after an AGM in Dundee, I had a glass of wine with Catherine Garret-Cox and talked with her about her plans for the Trust. I was unimpressed - I was reminded of Margaret Thatcher - when I asked her if she was actually going to accept the £1m golden hello, she replied that of course she would as the Board had offered it, she then circulated to another shareholder. I thought that she was really only after the money and as a result I divested my long-held position in the Trust and re-invested the proceeds with Witan. I've done very well there. Its clearly time that Garret-Cox and Forseke resign and find something else to do. The Trust needs a strong Board capable of taking difficult decisions, this certainly will not happen whilst they have the ability to force good directors out and so maintain the status quo.
gilston: The Board could also usefully authorise more share buy-backs for cancellation as they have authority to go to 14.9% but are falling far short of this figure.
obbig60: The 2% jump in the ATST price today seems to have been due to the news that a US vulture fund - Elliot Partners - have increased their stake above 10%. hTTp:// It's high time we had something to get the discount down!
topvest: Yes, a safe home for your money. Great to see Alliance Trust Savings break into profit in Q4 - this platform has quite a bit of potential with only 4% market share and £10m of revenue. Alliance Trust Investments is still going slow though with a £10m cost base and only £4m of revenue. The cost base needs trimming or they need to do a deal to acquire further AUM in my opinion. Once these subsidiaries start contributing to earnings properly then this could be very helpful to the dividend prospects.
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