Objective
To provide a high level of income, together with the potential for growth of both income and capital from a diversified portfolio substantially invested in UK equities but also in preference shares, convertibles and other fixed income securities.
Management group
abrdn
Launch date
31/03/1929
Next AGM date
06/07/2022
Domicile
United Kingdom
Fund manager
Charles Luke, Iain Pyle
Dividend frequency
Quarterly
Wind-up provisions
The Board considers the Company, with no fixed life, to be a long-term investment vehicle but, for the purposes of this viability statement, has decided that three years is an appropriate period over which to report, irrespective of any exogenous risks that the Company may face.
Total assets (m) Market Cap (m) Price (last close) NAV Dividend dates Discount / premium (%) Gearing (%) Dividend yield (%) Ongoing charge (%)
97.20 74.74 242.50 253.76 Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct -4.44 23 5.69 0.98 (31/03/2022)
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Dividends

Dividends declared in last 12 months

Ex-Dividend date Payment date Dividend amount Dividend type Special dividend Financial year
07/07/2022 29/07/2022 4.200 Income No 2022
07/04/2022 29/04/2022 3.200 Income No 2022
06/01/2022 28/01/2022 3.200 Income No 2022
07/10/2021 29/10/2021 3.200 Income No 2022
08/07/2021 30/07/2021 4.200 Income No 2021
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Performance (%)

Return type 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years
Shires Income Share price total return -8.5 3.4 26.1 115.5
UK Equity Income AIC sector Share price total return -0.6 11.2 20.2 116.3
Morningstar UK * Total return 2.7 5.7 16.5 90.5
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* The Morningstar market index is not necessarily the official benchmark of the investment company, however it has been identified as an appropriate comparative index. Please hover over the definition for further detail on the index construction.

Share structure

Number of shares
30,819,580

Traded volumes (number of shares)

  Yesterday 1 month 1 year 5 years
Total 30,739 602,136 7,642,884 50,830,775
Average N/A 28,212 30,421 40,376
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Traded values (m)

  Yesterday 1 month 1 year 5 years
Total 0.07 1.60 20.48 129.32
Average N/A 0.07 0.08 0.10
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Trading details

ISIN TIDM Traded currency Stock exchange
GB0008052507 SHRS GBX London Stock Exchange - MAIN
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Top holdings

Data as at : 31/05/2022

Investment % of total assets
abrdn Smaller Companies Inc Ord 9.6
Ecclesiastical Insurance Office PLC 8.625% PRF PERPETUAL GBP 1 6.3
RSA Insurance Group Ltd 7.38% PRF PERPETUAL GBP 1 5.8
AstraZeneca PLC 5.2
Santander UK PLC 10.38% PRF PERPETUAL GBP 1 - 10.38% 5.1
General Accident PLC 7.875% PRF PERPETUAL GBP 1 4.9
Shell PLC 4.2
Standard Chartered PLC 8.25% PRF IRR GBP 1 4.2
Diversified Energy Co PLC 3.5
Standard Chartered PLC 3.3

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