- 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

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