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Standard Life Equity Income Trust (SLET)

Business description

Standard Life Equity Income Trust (SLET) aims to provide shareholders with an above-average income from their equity investment while also providing real growth in capital and income. It seeks to achieve this through a diversified portfolio of between 50 and 70 equity holdings. The benchmark is the FTSE AllShare index.

Stock data

Market cap.£239.4m
Last close487.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)511.0p / 440.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Company news

Investment summary

Standard Life Equity Income Trust (SLET) aims to generate a generous level of dividend as well as long-term growth in capital and income. The board has announced that the FY18 dividend will be at least 18.7p, which is +9.4% year-on-year, considerably higher growth than the rate of UK inflation. This increase will mean that SLET’s dividend has grown for 18 consecutive years. Manager Thomas Moore is continuing to find attractively valued companies with positive fundamentals. He is confident that investment performance will improve with a change in investor focus away from high-growth, highly valued stocks, and he will be able to build on the trust’s positive longer-term record. He says the current growth style bias in the UK stock market means that reasonably priced companies delivering strong results are not being rewarded with higher valuations.

Last updated on 11/07/2018

Key management

Thomas Moore, Fund manager
Evan Bruce-Gardyne, Head of investment trusts

Company address

1 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2LL
United Kingdom
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