Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc (LON:ASL) insider Richard Davidson purchased 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 19th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 681 ($8.96) per share, with a total value of £20,430 ($26,874.51).
Shares of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust stock opened at GBX 730 ($9.60) on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a current ratio of 0.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $653.59 million and a PE ratio of -4.34. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc has a 52-week low of GBX 13.72 ($0.18) and a 52-week high of GBX 1,547.68 ($20.36). The company has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 1,197.20 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of GBX 1,320.88.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 6th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 6th were issued a GBX 26 ($0.34) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 6th. This is a boost from Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust’s previous dividend of $10.00. This represents a yield of 1.77%. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust’s payout ratio is -0.18%.
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust Plc is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Aberforth Partners LLP. The fund invests in public equity markets of the United Kingdom. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. The fund primarily invests in value stocks of small-cap companies.
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