Source - SMW
Blackrock Smaller Companies Trust has reported that, for the six months ended 31 August, the net asset value (NAV) increased by 16.0% to 1,447.17p per share, outperforming its benchmark by 6.1%.

Meanwhile, its share price increased by 16.9% to 1,239.50p per share over the same period.

The Company said that performance relative to the benchmark was driven by a mix of gearing, stock selection and sector allocation.

At 2:12pm: (LON:BRSC) BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust PLC  share price was -7.5p at 1283.5p