Sprott Focus Trust, Inc is an asset management business based in the US. Sprott Focus Trust shares (FUND) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- FUND shares summary
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- Is FUND stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short FUND shares?
- Is FUND suitable for ethical investing?
- Are FUND shares over-valued?
- Sprott Focus Trust's financials
- How volatile are FUND shares?
- Does Sprott Focus Trust pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Sprott Focus Trust stock price (NASDAQ: FUND)Use our graph to track the performance of FUND stocks over time.
Sprott Focus Trust shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$8.54|
|52-week range||$5.44 - $9.18|
|50-day moving average||$8.45|
|200-day moving average||$8.10|
|Wall St. target price||N/A|
|Dividend yield||$0.55 (6.82%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.45|
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Sprott Focus Trust price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-24)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-07-02)||0.12%|
|3 months (2021-05-04)||4.15%|
|6 months (2021-01-31)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-31)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-31)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-31)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-31)||N/A|
Is Sprott Focus Trust under- or over-valued?
Valuing Sprott Focus Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sprott Focus Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sprott Focus Trust's P/E ratio
Sprott Focus Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Sprott Focus Trust shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Sprott Focus Trust financials
|Revenue TTM||$6.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||63.36%|
|Gross profit TTM||$6.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.08%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.61%|
|Market capitalisation||$238.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Sprott Focus Trust shares
There are currently 53,413 Sprott Focus Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Sprott Focus Trust's "short interest". This figure is 925.2% up from 5,210 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sprott Focus Trust shares can be evaluated.
Sprott Focus Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Sprott Focus Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sprott Focus Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sprott Focus Trust shares traded daily (recently around 30874.566473988). Sprott Focus Trust's SIR currently stands at 1.73. In other words for every 100,000 Sprott Focus Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1730 shares are currently held short.
However Sprott Focus Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sprott Focus Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sprott Focus Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sprott Focus Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sprott Focus Trust shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0031% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sprott Focus Trust shares, roughly 3 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Sprott Focus Trust.
Find out more about how you can short Sprott Focus Trust stock.
Sprott Focus Trust's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Sprott Focus Trust.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Sprott Focus Trust's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 33.66
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Sprott Focus Trust's overall score of 33.66 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Sprott Focus Trust is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Sprott Focus Trust's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.8/100
Sprott Focus Trust's environmental score of 9.8 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sprott Focus Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Sprott Focus Trust's social score
Social score: 9.97/100
Sprott Focus Trust's social score of 9.97 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sprott Focus Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Sprott Focus Trust's governance score
Governance score: 7.19/100
Sprott Focus Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Sprott Focus Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||33.66|
|Total ESG percentile||6|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
Sprott Focus Trust share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 36.89% of net profits
Recently Sprott Focus Trust has paid out, on average, around 36.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.75% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sprott Focus Trust shareholders could enjoy a 5.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sprott Focus Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $0.55 per share.
While Sprott Focus Trust's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Sprott Focus Trust may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Sprott Focus Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 27 December 2018. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Sprott Focus Trust share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Sprott Focus Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.4394 up to $9.18. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Sprott Focus Trust's is 1.2301. This would suggest that Sprott Focus Trust's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Sprott Focus Trust overview
Sprott Focus Trust, Inc. is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Sprott Asset Management, LP. The fund is co-managed by Sprott Asset Management USA Inc. It invests in the public equity markets of the United States. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in value stocks of companies across all market capitalizations. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Russell 3000 Index.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Sprott Focus Trust is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 45.281% of Sprott Focus Trust shares are held by insiders and 22.835% by institutions. When does the fiscal year end for Sprott Focus Trust?
Sprott Focus Trust's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Sprott Focus Trust based?
Sprott Focus Trust's address is: Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5J 2J1 What is Sprott Focus Trust's ISIN number?
Sprott Focus Trust's international securities identification number is: US85208J1097 What is Sprott Focus Trust's CUSIP number?
Sprott Focus Trust's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 01663K101
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