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NAS North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust Plc

4,100.00
130.00 (3.27%)
12 Jul 2024 - Closed
Delayed by 15 minutes
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust Plc LSE:NAS London Ordinary Share GB0006439003 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  130.00 3.27% 4,100.00 4,030.00 4,070.00 4,080.00 3,960.00 3,960.00 4,979 16:35:01
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Unit Inv Tr, Closed-end Mgmt 11.28M 2.15M 0.1605 251.09 531.28M
North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust Plc is listed in the Unit Inv Tr, Closed-end Mgmt sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker NAS. The last closing price for North Atlantic Smaller C... was 3,970p. Over the last year, North Atlantic Smaller C... shares have traded in a share price range of 3,420.00p to 4,240.00p.

North Atlantic Smaller C... currently has 13,382,290 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of North Atlantic Smaller C... is £531.28 million. North Atlantic Smaller C... has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 251.09.

North Atlantic Smaller C... Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
05/9/2023
07:41
I’d be guessing that someone or something has been selling and NAS has been buying them back from MMs who don’t want to hold as they are not investors. Under £35 looks like the lowest price fir some time and probably nothing wrong with anything under the hood. I hold but I haven’t looked under the hood recently.
steve3sandal
05/9/2023
07:37
This price action and volume yesterday is a little concerning prior to earnings mid-Sept.
I hold and will continue to do so.

Got the expectation of a boost due to FTSE250 inclusion totally wrong unless what we have seen since then was/is it.

It will come out OK over the med-long term. Short-term a decent chance of more weakness in my opinion.

p1nkfish
04/9/2023
23:50
Thanks for the reply. Really weird share price behaviour though? Why down 10 percent over the last month? Most of its holdings such as OIT doing just fine. Anyone know fundamental reason why? Or is this just illiquidity? (Ie. An opportunity??)
dickiehhh
04/9/2023
09:11
Its majority controlled by a single shareholder - Chris Mills.

It will never trade at par but performance has been good long term.

mozy123
03/9/2023
20:50
Can anyone explain why this trust is on such a huge discount circa 32 percent or so? Holdings look conservative and mostly value orientated eg. Odyssean
dickiehhh
01/7/2023
23:25
kids all getting £35k of stock - cant be bad
mozy123
30/6/2023
07:19
Renaltyx and Gleeson news.
p1nkfish
22/6/2023
16:52
Let's see where the turn is. Above last bottom?
p1nkfish
22/6/2023
16:39
miffed
would have halved position if it had squeezed over 40 quid
then bought back or some other bargain

If something else would just go up I would buy here

apple53
22/6/2023
15:50
NAS is not a bad place to hide-out so long as we have the right hand on the tiller.
p1nkfish
22/6/2023
15:08
I guess the drop today is just the 5% BoE decision. I'm not very surprised there wasn't much index effect. People do tend to get a bit over excited about this but I've never seen it make much difference. It should do in theory.
loglorry1
22/6/2023
15:04
Well I was wrong unless something useful happens between now and 30/6.
p1nkfish
22/6/2023
14:30
That's a bit of a drop. Did I miss something?
loglorry1
20/6/2023
18:26
I've been wrong so far, quite obvious.
p1nkfish
20/6/2023
18:24
NAS joined THE FTSE250 with first day of trade yesterday, 19th.
In effect he is saying they positioned on the 16th ready for the 19th?
See what happens by end of the month.

I'm often wrong but the volumes seemed a bit high vs what I expected.

Until month end jury is out as far as I'm concerned.
Currently sit at about 236 out of 250/1.

p1nkfish
20/6/2023
17:28
I attended today's AGM and asked Chris Mills his thoughts on Pinkfish's observations. He said it was Tracker Funds having to buy since the trust had made it into the FTSE 250.
peckers56
20/6/2023
01:56
Observation.

1) 170K traded (approx) 22/2/22 & 18/11/21 as 2 stand out volume days in the last 24 months.

2) 137.87K traded Fri 16/6/23, >129K went through at £39.10 or above towards daily high.

3) 10.5K traded Mon 19.6/23 BUT also reported late trades of 82,122 at >=£39.09 for Fri 16/6/23, towards daily high.

Fri 16/6/23 volume would then have been nearly 220K with about 211K changing hands towards £39.09-£39.11. The highest volume day since 21/11/2019 and much higher than the 170K volume on 2 days since.

Someone has been happy to buy at volume towards the daily high, let's see if price responds over the next few weeks.

If we close the month above £40 there will be a trend change on the daily, weekly and monthly level and a monthly volume higher than for a considerable time. Monthly volume local highs were 350K Feb 2022 and 394K Nov 2021. Closing at £40+ at 350K or more volume will be telling.

Confirmation on multiple timeframes (with volume) carries some weight. NAV gap may finally start to close without buybacks.

Dyor etc.

p1nkfish
15/6/2023
10:53
Wishful thinking on my part, perhaps, but it does look like it is setting up for a positive breakout.
p1nkfish
09/6/2023
19:55
If prepared to wait I don't think date wiggle room will matter.
Barring large tracker redemptions there should be a background level of drip-drip demand.

If we close the mouth > £40.60 at over 154K shares traded the TA will have improved also.
Current June run-rate is only 94K shares approx for the month. Weak so far.

19th June onwards will be interesting.

p1nkfish
09/6/2023
12:07
Thanks for the extra info Pink.

First, announcement after close on 31st May makes very good sense from stock chart - up £3 in 2 days immediately. NAS should have told investors immediately. I would have bought more on the open.
However, it doesn't entirely make sense from the volume (as recorded on LSE). Close to zero on June 1st and still not much on 2nd. So maybe sellers pulled their offers and/or market makers (who are more switched on than us) immediately moved their offers.
What normally happens with larger stocks is that non-tracker short term traders buy lots, in preparation to sell to the trackers at a markup when they need to buy. Some trackers may have wiggle room in terms of a range of dates before and/or after to buy gradually.

With smaller, illiquid stocks I don't have the experience. It may be the £2-3 markup is all you're going to get, as the sellers who had their offers at £37, say, but pulled them when this news came out, will reappear, or already have done so, at £39, thanking their lucky stars. Or maybe the trackers' mandates will force them to push up the price into a sellers' strike and we'll reach £41-43.

Ordinarily, some of the froth will dissipate, but again who knows how much with such an illiquid stock. Maybe this will work as a successful discount control mechanism with the discount resetting at, say 15% or even 10%.

What I'm missing is knowledge of how much wiggle room the trackers have, datewise.

apple53
09/6/2023
12:00
yes I agree. I like it anyway as exposure to UK small caps which might one day get their mojo back and I certainly don't mind paying Mills a fee for his stock picking and access to deal flow which is going to be much better than my own.
loglorry1
09/6/2023
09:58
L&G track all 250 too and others do too. Will stop posting now as it's becoming boring.

Either way there is a pool of demand waiting the likes of which hasn't seen looking back over recent history and there should be monthly arrivals into those etfs needing to be allocated unless a broad market redemption impact occurs.

Worth a speculative punt imho. Dyor etc and good luck.

p1nkfish
09/6/2023
09:42
Thanks p1nkfish looks good analysis to me. I suppose all I could add is that I expect these funds to have some strategy to buy into new entrants (and sell out of) which does not cause spikes such that they would overpay. If they did not then they'd not manage to track well.

I think there is always quite a few NAS for sale. I was told this was largely due to the age of the investment trust. Early holders basically die and their estates are liquidated! This can cause quite large sells since it has 100 bagged since inception.

loglorry1
09/6/2023
09:38
iShares FTSE250 tracker appears to hold £440K of CMC Markets.
Just 2 trackers = potential £1.3M demand = 32K+ shares.

Add in others and its more demand than NAS has seen for how long?



Dyor etc, I'm biased, I hold and have been adding.

Either way I'm OK hiding out here for the Autumn.

p1nkfish
09/6/2023
09:23
At £700M market cap it will be further up the 250 with a higher weighting too, more cash allocated.

For the life of me I can't see the price not rising once FTSE250 inclusion is complete.
What am I missing?

Some folk will no doubt sell.

£900K is 22,500 shares at £40.
Average daily volume for past 3 months is around 5.5K shares.

A spike may occur towards £48???

TBD.

p1nkfish
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