BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc (LON:BRSC)’s share price reached a new 52-week high on Thursday . The company traded as high as GBX 1,464 ($19.13) and last traded at GBX 1,464 ($19.13), with a volume of 53991 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,456 ($19.03).
The firm has a market capitalization of $700.96 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of -20.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.26, a current ratio of 2.84 and a quick ratio of 2.64.
The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 16th will be issued a GBX 19.20 ($0.25) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.31%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 16th. This is a boost from BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust’s previous dividend of $12.00. BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently -0.39%.
About BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust (LON:BRSC)
BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based investment trust company. The Company’s principal activity is portfolio investment. The Company’s prime objective is to achieve long term capital growth for shareholders through investment mainly in smaller the United Kingdom quoted companies, which are listed on the London Stock Exchange or on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
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