Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Securities Trust Of Scotland Plc LSE:STS London Ordinary Share GB00B09G3N23 RED ORDS 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 225.00 16,655 08:00:27
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
223.00 226.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 9.11 7.66 6.76 33.3 234
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
13:06:37 O 6,688 224.2675 GBX

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Securities Trust Of Scot... Daily Update: Securities Trust Of Scotland Plc is listed in the Equity Investment Instruments sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker STS. The last closing price for Securities Trust Of Scot... was 225p.
Securities Trust Of Scotland Plc has a 4 week average price of 209p and a 12 week average price of 209p.
The 1 year high share price is 240p while the 1 year low share price is currently 205p.
There are currently 104,046,075 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 40,724 shares. The market capitalisation of Securities Trust Of Scotland Plc is £234,103,668.75.
chc15: Yes up finally, the portfolio looks good, but price hasn't really moved up enough. Maybe Troy will help, but I'm not sure.
speedsgh: STS website - HTTP:// STS dividend history - HTTP:// Financial Results to 31 March 2015 - HTTP:// Mentioned here (12/6/15) - HTTP:// Edison research note (Nov 2014) - HTTP:// NEW Executive Interview: Securities Trust of Scotland (Jun 2015) - HTTP:// Portfolio manager, Alan Porter, explains the rationale for recent additions to the portfolio and the change in the dividend policy. NEW Edison research note (Jun 2015) - HTTP://
speedsgh: NEW INTERVIEW... Executive Interview: Securities Trust of Scotland - HTTP:// Securities Trust of Scotland (STS) seeks a combination of rising income and long-term capital growth from a concentrated (currently 46 stocks) global portfolio of mainly larger companies. Stocks are chosen for attributes including yield and dividend growth, financial strength and valuation. Recently the shares have moved to a discount to NAV, but a new policy to enhance the yield, together with the potential for better underlying performance, could see the shares re-rate to a level closer to peers. In this interview, the portfolio manager, Alan Porter, explains the rationale for recent additions to the portfolio and the change in the dividend policy.
speedsgh: STS website - HTTP:// STS dividend history - HTTP:// Financial Results to 31 March 2015 - HTTP:// Mentioned here today - HTTP:// Most recent Edison research note (Nov 2014) - HTTP://
walthera: STS is showing as "unknown stock" in my ADVFN portfolio. WHY, as it is still quoted in my monitor and intra day chart?
northernlass: Reasons To Be Cheerful SECURITIES TRUST OF SCOTLAND: PORTER FINDS REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL Securities Trust of Scotland manager Alan Porter says a stable US housing market, recovery in bank lending and healthy company balance sheets are reasons to have a positive outlook. One year on, having taken over the Securities Trust of Scotland, investment trust manager Alan Porter has raised the trust's gearing level and its exposure to cyclicals as a sign of being more bullish on company prospects. GLOBAL MANDATE Porter took over STS on 1 August last year with the mandate of transforming the portfolio from a UK income fund to a global mandate. This followed a shareholder vote to change its investment objective from solely seeking income in the UK. In December, when Fund Strategy last profiled the trust, the manager described himself as "getting close to being greedy but not quite there yet". At the time, his gearing level was 5 per cent and the fund was underweight in cyclicals as he felt they looked too expensive. By February, Porter had upped his weighting in cyclicals to neutral while he has since raised the trust's gearing to 8 per cent as he believes the current macro economic environment is supportive for equities, in particular, income stocks. "By the turn of the year, for the first time, we saw improving data coming out of the US and since then GDP has been growing at around the 2 per cent mark," he says. "While there has since been negative data, there are reasons to stay positive, namely stronger labour markets, stability in the housing market, good retail numbers and a recovery in bank lending." INCREASING RETURN Meanwhile, from a micro perspective, Porter notes companies are sitting on healthy balance sheets and profit margins are at all-time highs, which he says is good for income in the short to medium term. "Companies are not investing this in terms of capital expenditure, instead opting to return it to shareholders, which is good news for income and growth funds as payout ratios rise," he says. Indeed, as a result, Porter is expecting 7-8 per cent dividend per share growth for STS over the next 12 months. STRONG PERFORMANCE One year into the trust's new mandate and performance has been strong. According to the latest AIC data over one year to 31 July 2012, the trust has returned 17.8 per cent on a share price total return basis, outperforming its benchmark by 9 per cent. In the trust's last financial year, it also increased its dividend by 1.1 per cent to 4.70p per share and its current net yield is 3.7 per cent. Read the full article here:
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