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Bankers Investment Trust (The) (BNKR)

Business description

The Bankers Investment Trust aims to maximise total returns to shareholders by means of a broadly diversified portfolio of international equities.

Stock data

Market cap.£1094.9m
Last close893.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)923.0p / 800.5p
Stock market listingLN, NZ
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamInvestment Companies
SectorInvestment Companies

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Company news

Investment summary

The Bankers Investment Trust (BNKR) is celebrating its 130th anniversary with a 51st consecutive year of annual dividend growth, and a new FTSE World index benchmark that better reflects its investment approach. Recent performance has been strong, buoyed by good returns from the US portfolio and eye-catching outperformance in China, while dividends grew ahead of forecasts in FY17. Manager Alex Crooke cautions that recent sterling strength could be a headwind for overseas dividend income in the current period, although the trust’s large revenue reserve (1.8x the FY17 dividend) and focus on stocks with attractive dividend growth should help to ensure that BNKR’s long record of year-on-year growth is maintained. Crooke has recently been appointed co-head of equities at Janus Henderson Investors, but remains committed to overseeing BNKR.

Last updated on 29/05/2018

Key management

Alex Crooke, Fund manager

Company address

201 Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 3AE
United Kingdom
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