Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust (MTU) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 133.06p after a previous close of 136p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 133p to a high of 138p. The latest price was 133p (25 minute delay). Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 117.8988p, which is 15.33% down on its pre-crash value of 139.25p and 69.64% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 69.5p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £560.85 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £831.74.
|52-week range||67.2149p - 144p|
|50-day moving average||131.6391p|
|200-day moving average||118.0377p|
|Dividend yield||0.05p (4.26%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||N/A|
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|1 week (2021-01-12)||-3.62%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||2.11%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||7.26%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||23.72%|
|1 year (2020-01-20)||-7.16%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||24.08%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||-77.80%|
|5 years (2016-01-20)||-73.05%|
|Operating margin TTM||121.08%|
|Gross profit TTM||£-653,000|
|Return on assets TTM||-2.52%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||£228.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 27.22
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust's overall score of 27.22 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Montanaro UK Smaller Companies 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.).
Environmental score: 2/100
Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust's environmental score of 2 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 2/100
Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust's social score of 2 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 2/100
Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
|Total ESG score||27.22|
|Total ESG percentile||2|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 10500% of net profits
Recently Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust has paid out, on average, around 10500% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust shareholders could enjoy a 4.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust's case, that would currently equate to about 0.05p per share.
Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as 67.2149p up to 144p. 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust's is 0.9609. This would suggest that Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Montanaro Investment Managers Ltd. It invests in the public equity markets of the United Kingdom. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of small-cap companies operating across diversified sectors. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Numis Smaller Companies Index (ex-IC) (Capital Return). Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC was formed on March 16, 1995 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.
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