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The North American Income Trust plc (NAIT) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 245.0933p after a previous close of 245.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 243p to a high of 248.56p. The latest price was 243p (25 minute delay). The North American Income Trust is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in The North American Income Trust

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: NAIT in this case.
  5. Research The North American Income Trust shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your The North American Income Trust shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted The North American Income Trust's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, The North American Income Trust's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 228p, which is 25.49% down on its pre-crash value of 306p and 21.60% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 187.5p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of The North American Income Trust shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £666.67 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 £779.49.

The North American Income Trust share price

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The North American Income Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open245.0933p
High248.56p
Low243p
Close243p
Previous close245.5p
Change -2.5p
Change % -1.018%
Volume 177,830
Information last updated 2020-12-24.
52-week range181.2053p - 301.6255p
50-day moving average 238.5547p
200-day moving average 228.7494p
PE ratio 13.1749
Dividend yield 0.1p (4.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 17p
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
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£1500
0.75%
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£100
0.45%
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Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
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£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
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£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
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0.5% - 0.95%
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£100 or £25 a month
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0-0.45%
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Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
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Is it a good time to buy The North American Income Trust stock?

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The North American Income Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 243p

1 week (2021-01-12) 0.83%
1 month (2020-12-22) -1.22%
3 months (2020-10-22) 8.00%
6 months (2020-07-22) 6.58%
2 years (2019-01-18) -9.83%
3 years (2018-01-19) -10.66%
5 years (2016-01-19) 53.99%

Is The North American Income Trust under- or over-valued?

Valuing The North American Income Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The North American Income Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The North American Income Trust's P/E ratio

The North American Income 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 13x. In other words, The North American Income Trust shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

The North American Income Trust financials

Operating margin TTM 105.33%
Gross profit TTM £31.9 million
Return on assets TTM -10.34%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 0%
Book value 2.49p
Market capitalisation £345.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

The North American Income 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 The North American Income Trust.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The North American Income Trust's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.24

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The North American Income Trust's overall score of 23.24 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The North American Income 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.).

The North American Income Trust's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.12/100

The North American Income Trust's environmental score of 5.12 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The North American Income Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The North American Income Trust's social score

Social score: 9.06/100

The North American Income Trust's social score of 9.06 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The North American Income Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The North American Income Trust's governance score

Governance score: 5.6/100

The North American Income Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The North American Income 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

The North American Income Trust plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.24
Total ESG percentile 1
Environmental score 5.12
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 9.06
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 5.6
Governance score percentile 1

The North American Income Trust share dividends

We're not expecting The North American Income Trust to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have The North American Income Trust's shares ever split?

The North American Income Trust's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 10 June 2019. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The North American Income Trust shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The North American Income Trust shares which in turn could have impacted The North American Income Trust's share price.

The North American Income Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The North American Income Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as 181.2053p up to 301.6255p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NAIT.LSE volatility(beta: 0.82)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while The North American Income Trust's is 0.8184. This would suggest that The North American Income Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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The North American Income Trust overview

The North American Income Trust plc is an exchange traded fund launched and managed by Aberdeen Fund Managers Limited. The fund invests in the public equity markets of the United States. It seeks to invest in the stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. The fund invests in the stocks of large-cap companies, within the market capitalization range of S&P 500 Index. It employs active management style to manage its portfolio. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Index. The fund was formerly known as Edinburgh US Tracker Trust plc. The North American Income Trust plc was formed on November 2, 1902 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.

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