BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc (LON:BRSC) Insider Ronald Gould Buys 1,000 Shares

BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc (LON:BRSCGet Rating) insider Ronald Gould purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 24th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,307 ($16.26) per share, for a total transaction of £13,070 ($16,256.22).

BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust Price Performance

LON:BRSC opened at GBX 1,304 ($16.22) on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.85, a quick ratio of 20.22 and a current ratio of 20.22. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1,309.83 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,350.26. BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc has a 52 week low of GBX 1,162 ($14.45) and a 52 week high of GBX 1,526 ($18.98). The company has a market capitalization of £633.87 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -187.09 and a beta of 1.09.

BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust Increases Dividend

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 27th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be paid a dividend of GBX 25.50 ($0.32) per share. This is a boost from BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust’s previous dividend of $14.50. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 18th. This represents a yield of 1.9%. BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -516.50%.

BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust Company Profile

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BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock Fund Managers Limited. The fund is managed by BlackRock Investment Managers (UK) Limited. It invests in public equity markets of the United Kingdom. The fund seeks to invest in the stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors including support services, software and computer services, media and entertainment, construction and building materials, leisure and hotels, general retailers, mining, oil and gas, specialty and other finance, and information technology hardware.

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