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Securities Trust Of Scotland Plc LSE:STS London Ordinary Share GB00B09G3N23 RED ORDS 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 160.00 163.00 168.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 26,367 09:53:18
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 8.5 7.3 6.2 25.7 167

Securities Trust of Scotland PLC Edison review on Securities Trust of Scotland

18/02/2020 12:06pm

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


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Securities Trust of Scotland PLC

18 February 2020

London, UK, 18 February 2020

Edison issues review on Securities Trust of Scotland (STS)

Securities Trust of Scotland (STS) aims to generate income and long-term capital growth through a bottom-up approach to investing in global equities. The manager, Mark Whitehead, focuses on quality companies with an ability to sustain dividend growth, to build a relatively concentrated portfolio of 35-55 high-conviction stocks. In his view, this approach is naturally aligned with selecting companies that score highly on ESG issues. Since Whitehead's appointment, and the adoption of the mandate, STS has delivered an annualised NAV total return of 12.9% and increased demand for its shares the valuation from trading at a persistent discount to trading at a premium to NAV.

STS is currently trading at a 2.3% premium to cum-income NAV, which is a significantly improved valuation from the three-year average discount of 4.1%. This partly reflects the trust's successful track record since the change of manager and mandate in June 2016, and the board's proactive approach to significantly increasing the promotion of the fund over the past 18 months. The board and the investment manager remain committed to these initiatives.

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