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20 Mar 2019
Geiger Counter Limited GCL Nuclear Reactor Nuclear Exposure

Geiger Counter – Nuclear exposure

Geiger Counter (GCL’s) managers see the potential for further recovery in the uranium price, as more reactors come on line (particularly in China and India, where governments are keen to reduce CO2 emissions) while major producers hold off from reactivating mothballed mines. This should help broaden the recovery in uranium stocks beyond just the majors, […]

20 Mar 2019
Geiger Counter Limited GCL Nuclear Reactor Nuclear Exposure

Geiger Counter – Nuclear exposure

Geiger Counter (GCL’s) managers see the potential for further recovery in the uranium price, as more nuclear reactors come on line (particularly in China and India, where governments are keen to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions) while major producers hold off from reactivating mothballed mines (a low uranium price has seen a lot of uranium mining capacity […]

15 Mar 2019

John Laing Environmental Assets Group – Life extensions to boost NAV?

John Laing Environmental Assets Group – Life extensions to boost NAV? John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) says its NAV per share at the end of December 2018 was 102.8p, up 2.4p over three months. The dividend remains on-track to match the target of 6.51p for the year. Revenue generation was on budget, reflecting above-budget […]

15 Mar 2019

John Laing Environmental Assets Group – Life extensions to boost NAV?

John Laing Environmental Assets Group – Life extensions to boost NAV? John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) says its NAV per share at the end of December 2018 was 102.8p, up 2.4p over three months. The quarterly dividend payments remain on-track to match the target of 6.51p for the year. The company’s revenue generation was […]

12 Mar 2019

Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income – Poised to expand?

Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income – Poised to expand? Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income (ASLI) has built a portfolio of 10 assets, deployed all the money it raised at IPO and has declared dividends totalling 3p per share in respect of its first accounting period (in-line with its target). Borrowing facilities are being arranged that […]

12 Mar 2019

Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income – Poised to expand?

Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income – Poised to expand? Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income (ASLI) has built a portfolio of 10 assets, invested all the money it raised at IPO and has declared dividends totalling 3p per share in respect of its first accounting period (in-line with its target). Borrowing facilities are being arranged that […]

11 Mar 2019

Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust – Quality businesses at sensible prices

Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust – Quality businesses at sensible prices Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust (MTE) is an investment trust that has a focused portfolio of growing companies selected for the quality of their business franchise, management, earnings and corporate structure. Over time, this emphasis on quality has stood it in good stead, especially […]

11 Mar 2019

Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust – Quality businesses at sensible prices

Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust – Quality businesses at sensible prices Montanaro European Smaller Companies Trust (MTE) has a focused portfolio of growing companies selected for the quality of their business franchise, management, earnings and corporate structure. This emphasis on quality has stood it in good stead as investors have become increasingly nervous. The result […]

08 Mar 2019

International Biotechnology trust – Beating the odds

Strategic positioning in mid-2018 helped International Biotechnology Trust (IBT) beat its benchmark over the past six months and close its discount to net asset value (NAV). This continued its outperformance of the US Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI) over three and five years. Active management of the portfolio and an increased focus on larger mid-caps played […]

08 Mar 2019

International Biotechnology Trust – Beating the odds

Strategic positioning in mid-2018 helped International Biotechnology Trust (IBT) beat its benchmark over the past six months and close its discount to NAV. This continued its outperformance of the US Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI) over three and five years. Active management of the portfolio and an increased focus on larger mid-caps played out well in […]

05 Mar 2019

US Solar Fund – Making hay – IPO

US Solar Fund – Making hay US Solar Fund Plc (USF) is a newly established closed end investment company that is focused on the large and growing solar market in the US. It invests in utility scale solar farms and sells the electricity generated to creditworthy counterparties through long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs). From 31 […]

05 Mar 2019

US Solar Fund – Making hay – IPO

US Solar Fund – Making hay US Solar Fund Plc (USF) is a newly established closed end investment company that is focused on the large and growing solar market in the US. It invests in utility scale solar farms and sells the electricity generated to creditworthy counterparties through long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs). From 31 […]

22 Feb 2019
22 Feb 2019

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – February 2019

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – February 2019 is our latest roundup of news; price, NAV and discount movements; flows in and out of the sector and report on full year dividends announced over the month of January 2019. Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford. December’s sharp sell-off in technology and growth stocks reversed somewhat in January. This was […]

19 Feb 2019

Civitas Social Housing – Regulatory action is positive

Civitas Social Housing – Regulatory action is positive Civitas Social Housing (CSH) has met its dividend targets, grown its NAV and invested over £674m into 557 properties (housing almost 3,750 tenants) since its launch in November 2016. It has now merged its C share and ordinary share portfolios and is focused on making best use […]

19 Feb 2019

Civitas Social Housing – Regulatory action may be net positive

Civitas Social Housing – Regulatory action may be net positive Civitas Social Housing (CSH) has met its dividend targets, grown its NAV and invested over £674m into 557 properties (housing almost 3,750 tenants) since its launch in November 2016. It has now merged its C share and ordinary share portfolios and is focused on optimising […]

19 Feb 2019

Civitas Social Housing – Regulatory action is positive

Regulatory action is positive Civitas Social Housing (CSH) has met its dividend targets, grown its NAV and invested over £674m into 557 properties (housing almost 3,750 tenants) since launch. It has now merged its C share and ordinary share portfolios and is focused on optimising its capital structure (targeting 35% LTV), which should further strengthen […]

12 Feb 2019

Herald Investment Trust – Shifting sentiment

Herald Investment Trust – Shifting sentiment Herald Investment Trust (HRI) is approaching its 25th birthday. HRI’s manager, Katie Potts, has been at the helm since launch, delivering considerable outperformance of equity markets. She has seen significant swings in sentiment towards the technology sector over that time. Growth stocks and the technology sector fell out of […]

12 Feb 2019

Herald Investment Trust – Shifting sentiment

Herald Investment Trust – Shifting sentiment Herald Investment Trust (HRI) is approaching its 25th birthday. HRI’s manager, Katie Potts, has been at the helm since launch, delivering considerable outperformance of equity markets. She has seen significant swings in sentiment towards the technology sector over that time. Growth stocks and the technology sector fell out of […]

07 Feb 2019

Bluefield Solar Income Fund – Walking on sunshine

Bluefield Solar Income Fund – Walking on sunshine Faced with rising prices for secondary solar power projects, Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has taken a strategic decision not to focus on growing its portfolio during the last couple of years. Instead, a focus on increasing operational efficiency, coupled with a 32.5% increase in the power price, has […]

07 Feb 2019

Bluefield Solar Income Fund – Walking on sunshine

Bluefield Solar Income Fund – Walking on sunshine Faced with rising prices for secondary solar PV assets, Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has taken a strategic decision not to emphasise portfolio expansion during the last couple of years. A focus on increasing operational efficiency, coupled with a 32.5% increase in the power price, has helped deliver […]

25 Jan 2019

QuotedData review of 2018 – Annual report investment companies

QuotedData review of 2018 – Annual report investment companies 2018 – the return of volatility A trade war, Brexit, US interest rate rises, slowing Chinese growth, a US government shutdown, a dispute over Italy’s budget, the Skripal poisonings, numerous elections – there was plenty to worry about in 2018. A last-minute dive left the US […]

22 Jan 2019

JPMorgan Russian Securities – Expert access to attractively valued market

JPMorgan Russian Securities – Expert access to attractively valued market When we last wrote on JPMorgan Russian Securities (JRS), we drew attention to Russia’s deteriorating relationship with the west and how this had impacted on foreign investors’ attitudes towards Russian stocks. Since this time, while sentiment has worsened; Russia’s domestically focused economy appears resilient and […]

22 Jan 2019

JPMorgan Russian Securities – Expert access to attractively valued market

JPMorgan Russian Securities – Expert access to attractively valued market Russia’s economy benefitted for much of 2018 from a recovery in the oil price and rising prices for a range of other commodities. A weaker rouble has offset the recent oil price fall. Oleg Biryulyov, longstanding manager of JPMorgan Russian Securities (JRS), has many years […]

21 Jan 2019

Aberdeen Emerging Markets – A reversal of fortune

Aberdeen Emerging Markets – A reversal of fortune In 2018, Aberdeen Emerging Markets (AEMC) gave up the gains it made in 2017; this left its shares trading on a 3.9% dividend yield (one of the highest in its peer group) and a wider discount to its net asset value, currently 15.0%. The shift was largely […]

21 Jan 2019

Aberdeen Emerging Markets – A reversal of fortune

Aberdeen Emerging Markets – A reversal of fortune In 2018, Aberdeen Emerging Markets (AEMC) gave up the gains it made in 2017; this left it trading on a 3.9% yield (one of the highest in its peer group) and a wider discount. The shift was largely one of sentiment, investors were worried about the potential […]

18 Jan 2019

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – January 2019

QuotedData’s investment companies roundup – January 2019 is our latest roundup of news; price, NAV and discount movements; flows in and out of the sector and report on full year dividends announced over the month of December 2018. Kindly sponsored by Baillie Gifford. Extract from money raised and returned in December The only new issue […]

18 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Throg’s shorts shine

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Throg’s shorts shine – With a decision on Brexit looming and US rates climbing, many investors appear to have adopted a more defensive stance. Dan Whitestone, manager of BlackRock Throgmorton Trust (THRG), has reduced the portfolio’s net exposure to markets to well below 100%, taking profits on some positions. Otherwise, Dan’s focus […]

16 Jan 2019

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Throg’s shorts shine

BlackRock Throgmorton Trust – Throg’s shorts shine With Brexit looming and US rates climbing, many investors appear to have adopted a more defensive stance. Dan Whitestone, manager of BlackRock Throgmorton Trust (THRG), has reduced the portfolio’s net exposure to well below 100, taking profits on some positions. Otherwise, Dan’s focus remains on the long-term drivers […]

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