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Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust underperforms benchmark in first half

By BFN News | 01:51 PM | Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust posted a net asset value total return of negative 1.2% for the six months through September. The FTSE All-Share Index posted a positive return of 4.6% over the same time period. The company declared interim dividends of 6.80p per share, up 4.6% on-year. 'The pall over UK focused stocks from the uncertainty around Brexit continued, and the period also saw other setbacks including a short seller attack on Burford Capital and negative market sentiment towards tobacco stocks,' chairman Richard Laing said. At 1:51pm: (LON:PLI) Perpetual Income And Growth Investment Trust Plc share price was -4.5p at 306.5p Story provided by

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