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At close 27-Mar-2015Ord
|Net Dividend Yield||4.18%|
Source: Morningstar, NAV = Net Asset Value, excluding income.
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40 Princes Street,
Registered in Scotland as an Investment Company Number 12725
The objective of Murray Income Trust PLC is to achieve a high and growing income combined with capital growth through investment in a portfolio principally of UK equities.
In this webcast Charles Luke gives an update on a wide range of subjects including performance, a sector breakdown, the twenty largest investments and an outlook for the Trust
The FTSE All-Share Index performed strongly during February rising by 3.7% on a total return basis. Stabilisation of the oil price and the prospect of the European Central Bank embarking on its policy of quantitative easing buoyed sentiment.
From a size perspective, the FTSE 250 Index significantly outperformed the FTSE 100 and FTSE SmallCap Indices. Sectorally, oil and gas, and mining outperformed and utilities and mobile telecoms underperformed.
UK macroeconomic data during February painted a mixed picture with the Manufacturing PMI increasing more than expected although the Services PMI was a little weaker than forecast. However both readings remain comfortably above the mark denoting growth. The second estimate of fourth quarter 2014 GDP remained unchanged at 0.5%. Unemployment continued to fall with the unemployment rate reaching 5.7% in December. CPI inflation fell from 0.5% in December to 0.3% in January mostly due to the fall in food and fuel prices. With average earnings increasing by 2.1% in the fourth quarter of the year compared to a year earlier, we are likely to see a period of sustained real wage growth. The Monetary Policy Committee continued to leave interest rates unchanged. Overseas, PMI data in Europe hinted at a pick-up in activity. On the other hand, expectations for growth in the Chinese economy in 2015 have gently fallen.
February was a relatively quiet month for trading. However, we did add to our holding in Microsoft based on our view that the shares had been oversold following a mildly disappointing trading update. We also marginally reduced the holding in Tesco, although the share price has performed strongly over the past couple of months we believe the longer term outlook for the company remains uncertain. We wrote a number of options including calls in Unilever and Tesco and puts in Rolls-Royce and BHP Billiton. The UK equity market has rallied strongly over the past couple of years driven not by an increase in earnings but a rerating of earnings buoyed by the effects of quantitative easing. As such the price the market is willing to ascribe for security of earnings and dividends is now relatively high but as long as bond yields stay low equities are likely to be valued through the lens of the bond market. However, earnings growth is likely to remain hard won and political risk in the UK certainly complicates the picture but there are some rays of light – lower oil prices should act as a potent stimulus, we should see a period of real wage growth as weaker oil prices bear down on inflation and quantitative easing in Europe should increase demand for UK exports all helping the domestic economy to continue to trundle along at a relatively steady clip.
Source: Monthly Factsheet Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited