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BGFD Baillie Gifford Japan Trust Plc

4.00 (0.59%)
08 Dec 2023 - Closed
Delayed by 15 minutes
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Baillie Gifford Japan Trust Plc LSE:BGFD London Ordinary Share GB0000485838 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  4.00 0.59% 677.00 247,484 16:35:07
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
674.00 675.00 675.00 669.00 672.00
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Trust,ex Ed,religious,charty -34.37M -43.25M -0.4648 -14.52 628.07M
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:30:40 O 65,000 674.9923 GBX

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09/5/201315:22Baillie Gifford Japan Trust with Charts & News42

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Baillie Gifford Japan (BGFD) Most Recent Trades

Trade Time Trade Price Trade Size Trade Value Trade Type
2023-12-08 17:40:38674.9965,000438,745.00O
2023-12-08 17:30:47671.8414,26595,838.26O
2023-12-08 16:45:05674.005203,504.80O
2023-12-08 16:40:46677.0015,000101,550.00O
2023-12-08 16:35:07677.0030,137204,027.49UT

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Posted at 09/12/2023 08:20 by Baillie Gifford Japan Daily Update
Baillie Gifford Japan Trust Plc is listed in the Trust,ex Ed,religious,charty sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BGFD. The last closing price for Baillie Gifford Japan was 673p.
Baillie Gifford Japan currently has 93,047,614 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Baillie Gifford Japan is £628,071,395.
Baillie Gifford Japan has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of -14.52.
This morning BGFD shares opened at 672p
Posted at 20/1/2018 11:18 by malcolmmm
Big demand for BGFD shares lately , they keep issuing more. 55% gain on my holding last year. I am hoping for at least that this year as Japan at last is moving ahead. Fat Prophets reckon Japan is the place to invest in this year and their funds are heavily into Japanese companies. They recommend BGFD which is in their portfolio.
Posted at 07/11/2017 18:58 by malcolmmm
This fund just keeps growing-
Owing to demand in the market, the Company announces the allotment of 150,000 new Ordinary Shares of 5p each fully paid on 6 November 2017. Following the allotment there are 85,779,925 Ordinary Shares in issue. These shares were issued for cash on 6 November 2017 at a price of 805.5p per share and at a premium to the prevailing net asset value.
Posted at 05/3/2015 17:59 by dragonsteeth
A nice rise today on back of RNS saying more shares bought.
p1nkfish, coincidently I bought BGFd back in October , then the in January iShares MSCI Japan Mnthy £ Hdg (IJPH) which is slightly different from yours I think. In my case BGFD has outperformed the ETF. I think the falling Yen contributed a lot to the ETF in 14, hence why I picked a "Hedged" ETF to balance the IT.

RNS Number: 6989G Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC 05 March 2015 The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC Owing to demand in the market, the Company announces the allotment of 200,000 new Ordinary Shares of 5p each fully paid on 5 March 2015. Following the allotment there are 69,781,750 Ordinary Shares in issue. These shares were issued for cash on 5 March 2...
Posted at 24/12/2014 08:35 by p1nkfish

The tracker/etf has trounced BGFD and lower cost.

Says it all. Why pay theee peoplecto under perform?

Any reason anyone?
Posted at 11/4/2013 11:43 by darias
Often one has concerns about the issue of equity however in this case,

"The Company announces the allotment of 400,000 Ordinary Shares of 5p each fully paid on 11 April 2013. Following the allotment there are 63,135,000 Ordinary Shares in issue. These shares were issued for cash on 11 April 2013 at a price of 330.00p per share."

Somebody or bodies has paid over 1.3 million for shares in the company. At a relatively premium price compared with 6 months ago. I have the foolish belief that nobody invests in a company to loose money so this must be seen as a vote of confidence.

As if the cap fits states he should hold on to his cap before it flies off.
Posted at 10/4/2013 17:37 by holidayhome
In 2-3months Japanese Government Bonds IMO will start to rise as a result of their QE just like UK G Bonds did in 2011/2012 as our QE took hold here. However I'm struggling to find a fund/share to invest in JGB. Can anyone advise?
Posted at 08/3/2013 10:48 by darias
At last.

These are above the price we paid for them and now in small profit and engaged a stop loss.
Posted at 19/1/2011 14:06 by hosede
Could be, but if the yen falls relative to the pound then BGFD loses relatively. Discount now only about 5.5%
Posted at 01/3/2010 16:02 by zcaprd7
I tend to agree.

I've been nibbling on BGFD, as well as BGS, JFJ and SJG - all breaking out of short term highs...
Posted at 10/5/2008 11:43 by jonwig
A glimmer of a chance to save face in Japan

By Merryn Somerset Webb

Published: May 9 2008 18:16 | Last updated: May 9 2008 18:16

At the launch party for the new Spectator business magazine on Wednesday, a banker introduced himself to me. He'd been wanting to meet me for ages, he said. He was a great fan – he read all my columns and had done well over the years out of taking some of my advice. I glowed with pride. Then came the fall. But, he went on, he had also lost a small fortune as a result of buying into the Japanese market – again on my advice – in 2007.

What did I suggest he did now? I shifted uncomfortably from foot to foot and prayed for the speeches to begin while the editor of a rival publication, irritatingly standing right next to me at the time, tried not to smirk too obviously.

It's always horrible to feel responsible for other people losing money but when it comes to Japan I really feel the pain: my own Isa is stuffed with Japan-related investments. So the fact that the Nikkei 225 was one of the world's worst performing markets last year hasn't exactly brought forward my retirement date.

So what did I tell him? That I was buying more. Japan is cheap in a way that no other developed markets are. A good 50 per cent of Japanese stocks trade at less than their book value (the accounting value of their assets), for example. Dividend payouts are also rising. They have always been stingy, when they have existed at all, but over the past three years, the dividends offered by the biggest companies have been rising at double-digit rates.

And the economy isn't doing badly at all. In the fourth quarter of last year, Japan grew at an annualised rate of 3.5 per cent and in the first quarter of this year the numbers are expected to show that it grew at around 2.5 per cent. Given that the best the US can do is 0.6 per cent (and that number is bound to be revised down over the next few months), that looks pretty good.

Japan is currently the world's fastest growing developed economy and given its links to Asia (twice as many Japanese exports go to Asia than to the US), it is likely to stay so.

Even more interesting is that fact that, after well over a decade of falling prices, Japan appears to have finally banished deflation. Food prices are rising (McDonald's has eased the price of a Big Mac up from ¥250 to ¥280) as are energy prices.

But these obvious elements aren't the only things that drove core inflation up to 1.2 per cent year-on-year in March. Strip them out, says Jonathan Allum
of broker KBC Financial Products, and inflation is still "mildly positive". Better still, wages appear to be rising: the average base salary turned positive in November last year.

This is a very big deal. For far too long falling prices have put the Japanese off spending money (why buy something now if it will be cheaper tomorrow?) but if prices are rising – and workers have more money in their pockets – perhaps they will finally start to loosen their grip on their left-over-from-the-1980s Louis Vuitton wallets.

Already, says Christopher Wood of CLSA, Japanese consumers are expecting inflation to be running at 3.1 per cent in 12 months' time. This should do wonders for corporate pricing power (you can't put prices up when people are expecting prices to fall but you sure can when they are expecting them to rise anyway) and for profit margins.

The other thing that might work to cheer up the Japanese consumer is the state of the property market.

Those who have placed very heavy bets on the UK property market on the basis that "we are a small island and demand is greater than supply" don't like anyone to mention Japan. There, the long and totally insane bubble of the 1980s was justified on identical grounds. Then prices fell for 15 agonising years.

The good news – for Japanese homeowners if not for our own buy-to-let investors – is that they aren't falling any more: residential land prices rose for the first time in 16 years last March.

Still, a lot of this has been true for some time and, as my new banker friend reminded me this week, it didn't do us any good last year. Why might it now?

The answer is sentiment. Today most people hate Japan. Jonathan Allum points out that the week leading up to March 14 saw the biggest wave of foreigner selling since October 1987.

This is good news in the sense that the total capitulation of foreign buyers often marks a turning point for Japan. And so it has again. The market bottomed on March 17 and has been rising nicely ever since – it is now up 20 per cent.

The point is that sentiment is beginning to turn. Right now very few investors have a stake in Japan. Soon they're all going to want one.

So it's best to get in before the rush – and the easiest way to do so is via the iShares MSCI Japan ETF.
Baillie Gifford Japan share price data is direct from the London Stock Exchange

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