City of London Inv Trust (CTY)

Sector:

Investment Firms

Index:

FTSE 250

419.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      9.00p
  • 52 Week High: 431.50
  • 52 Week Low: 376.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 381.93m
  • Volume: 836,897
  • Market Cap: £1,600.31m
  • RiskGrade: 69

City of London IT continues focus on dividends

Date: Tuesday 08 Sep 2009

LONDON (ShareCast) - Income focused investment trust City of London said the year to end-June 2009 had been a difficult one for the company, especially in 2009 when low-yielding cyclical stocks returned to fashion with a vegenance.

‘Relative to the index, it has been a year of two halves. In the first half, the net asset value total return outperformed by 6.4 percentage points as a result of the defensive bias in the portfolio. In the second half, low yielding cyclical stocks led the market, especially the large mining sector,’ the chairman, Simon de Zoete, said.

Net asset value (NAV) per ordinary share at the end of June 2009 stood at 205.68p, compared to 274.39p at the end of June 2008.

Revenue return per share was 13.15p, a decrease of 2.8%. Despite this, the investment trust increased its dividend for the forty-third consecutive year, upping it by 6.2% to 12.32p.

‘As anticipated in my half year statement, many companies have cut or passed their dividends since January 2009. This has an impact on the range of companies that our manager can prudently include in the portfolio because our priority is to invest in quality companies with good dividend payment potential,’ De Zoete said. ‘Current valuations of many of these companies are attractive by historic standards as are their dividend yields,’ he added.

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CTY Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 419.00p
Change Today 9.00p
% Change 2.20 %
52 Week High 431.50
52 Week Low 376.00
Volume 836,897
Shares Issued 381.93m
Market Cap £1,600.31m
RiskGrade 69

CTY Star Ratings

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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
51.76% below the market average51.76% below the market average51.76% below the market average51.76% below the market average51.76% below the market average
29.97% below the sector average29.97% below the sector average29.97% below the sector average29.97% below the sector average29.97% below the sector average
Price Trend
15.59% above the market average15.59% above the market average15.59% above the market average15.59% above the market average15.59% above the market average
2.67% below the sector average2.67% below the sector average2.67% below the sector average2.67% below the sector average2.67% below the sector average
Income
7.3% below the market average7.3% below the market average7.3% below the market average7.3% below the market average7.3% below the market average
46.72% above the sector average46.72% above the sector average46.72% above the sector average46.72% above the sector average46.72% above the sector average
Growth
18.08% below the market average18.08% below the market average18.08% below the market average18.08% below the market average18.08% below the market average
7.37% below the sector average7.37% below the sector average7.37% below the sector average7.37% below the sector average7.37% below the sector average

CTY Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Q1 Q4
Ex-Div 24-Oct-19 25-Jul-19
Paid 29-Nov-19 30-Aug-19
Amount 4.75p 4.75p

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16:29 425 @ 417.50p

CTY Key Personnel

Chair Philip Remnant

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