Shares of The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc (LON:HSL) traded up 0.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as GBX 1,318 ($17.22) and last traded at GBX 1,300 ($16.98). 75,314 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 29% from the average session volume of 106,699 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,290 ($16.85).
The company has a market cap of £981.58 million and a PE ratio of 2.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.03, a quick ratio of 0.12 and a current ratio of 0.12. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,309.54 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,256.55.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 26th will be paid a GBX 16.75 ($0.22) dividend. This is a positive change from The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust’s previous dividend of $7.00. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 26th. This represents a yield of 1.3%. The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 0.05%.
The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Henderson Investment Funds Limited. It is co-managed by Henderson Global Investors Limited. The fund invests in the public equity markets of the United Kingdom. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors.
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