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Stock Name Stock Symbol Market Stock Type Stock ISIN Stock Description
Merchants Trust Plc MRCH London Ordinary Share GB0005800072 ORD 25P
  Price Change Price Change % Stock Price Last Trade
-2.50 -0.75% 333.00 16:35:17
Close Price Low Price High Price Open Price Previous Close
333.00 331.00 342.00 334.00 335.50
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EQUITY INVESTMENT INSTRUMENTS

Merchants MRCH Dividends History

Announcement Date Type Currency Dividend Amount Period Start Period End Ex Date Record Date Payment Date Total Dividend Amount
24/06/2020InterimGBX6.831/01/202031/01/202109/07/202010/07/202019/08/20200
16/04/2020InterimGBX6.831/01/201931/01/202023/04/202024/04/202029/05/202027.1
21/01/20201GBX6.831/01/201931/01/202030/01/202031/01/202011/03/20200
17/09/20191GBX6.831/01/201931/01/202003/10/201904/10/201912/11/20190
02/07/20191GBX6.731/01/201931/01/202011/07/201912/07/201920/08/20190
29/03/2019FinalGBX6.631/01/201831/01/201911/04/201912/04/201922/05/201926
22/01/20191GBX6.531/01/201831/01/201931/01/201901/02/201906/03/20190
24/09/20181GBX6.531/01/201831/01/201904/10/201805/10/201815/11/20180
04/07/20181GBX6.431/01/201831/01/201912/07/201813/07/201822/08/20180
29/03/2018FinalGBX6.331/01/201731/01/201819/04/201820/04/201830/05/201812.5
16/01/20181GBX6.231/01/201731/01/201825/01/201826/01/201802/03/20180
26/09/20171GBX6.231/01/201731/01/201805/10/201706/10/201716/11/20170
04/07/20171GBX6.131/01/201731/01/201813/07/201714/07/201711/08/20170
28/03/2017FinalGBX6.131/01/201631/01/201720/04/201721/04/201718/05/201724.2
17/01/20171GBX6.131/01/201631/01/201726/01/201727/01/201723/02/20170
16/09/20161GBX631/01/201631/01/201706/10/201607/10/201610/11/20160
04/07/20161GBX631/01/201631/01/201714/07/201615/07/201612/08/20160
31/03/2016FinalGBX631/01/201531/01/201621/04/201622/04/201626/05/201624
20/01/20161GBX631/01/201531/01/201628/01/201629/01/201624/02/20160
24/09/20151GBX631/01/201531/01/201608/10/201509/10/201512/11/20150
03/07/20151GBX631/01/201531/01/201616/07/201517/07/201514/08/20150
14/04/2015FinalGBX631/01/201431/01/201523/04/201524/04/201522/05/201523.8
20/01/20151GBX631/01/201431/01/201529/01/201530/01/201525/02/20140
25/09/20141GBX5.931/01/201431/01/201508/10/201410/10/201411/11/20140
02/07/20141GBX5.931/01/201431/01/201509/07/201411/07/201414/08/20140
02/04/2014FinalGBX5.931/01/201331/01/201423/04/201425/04/201423/05/201423.6
21/01/20141GBX5.931/01/201331/01/201429/01/201431/01/201426/02/20140
18/09/20131GBX5.931/01/201331/01/201409/10/201311/10/201312/11/20130
01/07/20131GBX5.931/01/201331/01/201410/07/201312/07/201314/08/20130
27/03/2013FinalGBX5.831/01/201231/01/201310/04/201312/04/201315/05/201323.2
23/01/20131GBX5.831/01/201231/01/201330/01/201301/02/201327/02/20130
13/09/20121GBX5.831/01/201231/01/201303/10/201205/10/201212/11/20120
02/07/20121GBX5.831/01/201231/01/201311/07/201213/07/201215/08/20120
30/03/2012FinalGBX5.831/01/201131/01/201211/04/201213/04/201214/05/201223
16/01/20121GBX5.831/01/201131/01/201225/01/201227/01/201223/02/20120
15/09/20111GBX5.731/01/201131/01/201205/10/201107/10/201111/11/20110
04/07/20111GBX5.731/01/201131/01/201213/07/201115/07/201117/08/20110
07/04/2011FinalGBX5.731/01/201031/01/201113/04/201115/04/201113/05/201122.8
10/01/20111GBX5.731/01/201031/01/201119/01/201121/01/201118/02/20110
15/09/20101GBX5.731/01/201031/01/201106/10/201008/10/201011/11/20100
12/07/20101GBX5.731/01/201031/01/201121/07/201023/07/201020/08/20100
08/04/2010FinalGBX5.731/01/200931/01/201014/04/201016/04/201014/05/201022.5
11/01/20101GBX5.631/01/200931/01/201020/01/201022/01/201019/02/20100
18/09/20091GBX5.631/01/200931/01/201007/10/200909/10/200912/11/20090
06/07/20091GBX5.631/01/200931/01/201015/07/200917/07/200910/08/20090
06/04/2009FinalGBX5.631/01/200831/01/200915/04/200917/04/200915/05/200922.3
06/04/2009SpecialGBX0.531/01/200831/01/200915/04/200917/04/200915/05/20090.5
12/01/20091GBX5.631/01/200831/01/200921/01/200923/01/200920/02/20090
12/11/20081GBX5.631/01/200831/01/200908/10/200810/10/200813/11/20080
07/07/20081GBX5.531/01/200831/01/200916/07/200818/07/200819/08/20080
18/03/2008FinalGBX5.431/01/200731/01/200809/04/200811/04/200814/05/200821.6
14/01/20081GBX5.431/01/200731/01/200823/01/200825/01/200813/02/20080
18/09/20071GBX5.431/01/200731/01/200817/10/200719/10/200715/11/20070
09/07/20071GBX5.431/01/200731/01/200818/07/200720/07/200716/08/20070
15/03/2007FinalGBX5.131/01/200631/01/200711/04/200713/04/200716/05/200720
15/01/20071GBX5.131/01/200631/01/200724/01/200726/01/200716/02/20070
18/09/20061GBX4.931/01/200631/01/200711/10/200613/10/200614/11/20060
10/07/20061GBX4.931/01/200631/01/200719/07/200621/07/200617/08/20060
07/03/2006FinalGBX4.831/01/200531/01/200605/04/200607/04/200610/05/200618.9
17/01/20061GBX4.831/01/200531/01/200625/01/200627/01/200617/02/20060
21/09/20051GBX4.731/01/200531/01/200605/10/200507/10/200510/11/20050
11/07/20051GBX4.631/01/200531/01/200620/07/200522/07/200518/08/20050
08/03/2005FinalGBX4.531/01/200431/01/200513/04/200515/04/200511/05/200518
10/01/20051GBX4.531/01/200431/01/200519/01/200521/01/200517/02/20050
13/09/20041GBX4.531/01/200431/01/200506/10/200408/10/200410/11/20040
12/07/20041GBX4.531/01/200431/01/200521/07/200423/07/200413/08/20040
09/03/2004FinalGBX4.531/01/200331/01/200417/03/200419/03/200402/04/200417.6
12/01/20041GBX4.531/01/200331/01/200421/01/200423/01/200417/02/20040
15/09/20031GBX4.331/01/200331/01/200408/10/200310/10/200312/11/20030
14/07/20031GBX4.331/01/200331/01/200423/07/200325/07/200315/08/20030
11/03/2003FinalGBX4.331/01/200231/01/200320/04/200322/04/200313/05/200317.2
13/01/20031GBX4.331/01/200231/01/200322/01/200324/01/200314/02/20030
17/09/20021GBX4.331/01/200231/01/200309/10/200211/10/200207/11/20020
01/07/20021GBX4.331/01/200231/01/200310/07/200212/07/200209/08/20020
11/03/2002FinalGBX4.231/01/200131/01/200210/04/200212/04/200214/05/200216.8
07/01/20021GBX4.231/01/200131/01/200216/01/200218/01/200208/02/20020
10/09/20011GBX4.231/01/200131/01/200210/10/200112/10/200109/11/20010
02/07/20011GBX4.231/01/200131/01/200211/07/200113/07/200110/08/20010
20/03/2001FinalGBX4.131/01/200031/01/200118/04/200120/04/200117/05/200116.4
08/01/20011GBX4.131/01/200031/01/200115/01/200119/01/200116/02/20010
12/09/20001GBX4.131/01/200031/01/200102/10/200006/10/200010/11/20000
03/07/20001GBX4.131/01/200031/01/200110/07/200014/07/200024/08/20000
21/03/2000FinalGBX4.0531/01/199931/01/200010/04/200014/04/200018/05/200016
10/01/20001GBX4.0531/01/199931/01/200017/01/200021/01/200022/02/20000
14/09/19991GBX3.9531/01/199931/01/200004/10/199908/10/199910/11/19990
05/07/19991GBX3.9531/01/199931/01/200019/07/199923/07/199924/08/19990
23/03/1999FinalGBX3.7531/01/199831/01/199919/04/199923/04/199919/05/199915.59
12/01/19991GBX4.3431/01/199831/01/199918/01/199922/01/199922/02/19990
14/09/19981GBX3.7531/01/199831/01/199928/09/199802/10/199818/11/19980
07/07/19981GBX3.7531/01/199831/01/199920/07/199824/07/199821/08/19980

Top Dividend Posts

DateSubject
09/8/2020
21:22
zac0_4: I think it's vitally important to regularly review performance of individual holdings. I haven't said that my strategy is simply to move away from income just because we're in a period of unprecedented uncertainty. However, a mainstay of any investment portfolio has to be capital preservation. If holdings cannot hold onto my capital when things get tough then I see little point in holding them. MRCH share price has to deliver 61% growth from here just to get back to it's year end figure! I'm sick and tired of having to play catch up with my income paying holdings. I've plenty of other holdings that have more than proved their resilience during this period.
09/8/2020
18:56
bluemango: Concentrating purely on income has always had its pitfalls. The ideal is picking companies who are sound enough for the share price to grow at the same time as generating a reliable income. That's nothing new. The best Investment Trust managers try to do just that, with varying degrees of success. They seek a good balance between the two, rather than sacrificing capital in their pursuit of income. The curious thing though, is to see people arguing at a time of unprecedented economic uncertainty, that just because we are in a very bad patch at present, you should somehow abandon the whole idea of dividend income, and presumably, by logical extension, sell holdings such as investment trusts just at the point when they are at a low point! Fine, go ahead and see how well that works out for you long term. Income with great potential for capital growth alongside is still available if you know where to look. In individual stocks AND via the better Investment Trusts. And everything is all so easy in hindsight, if you only look backwards rather than ahead. Come back and try and make the same points again in five years' time and see how things look then, not looking back at five years ago compared to now, during an unprecedented Global Pandemic!
31/7/2020
11:04
zac0_4: Hi bluemango - I guess it depends on each individual's investing style. Mine is simply buy and hold. I hardly touch my investment funds, other than to rebalance on an annual basis. I hold 12. I can't see how anybody will recoup their capital losses if they invested at the start of 2020. The share price has now got to deliver over 56% growth to get back to it's 2020 starting point. Do you see that happening with the portfolio mix?
30/7/2020
11:09
zac0_4: I wish I'd have come to my senses earlier. Too much focus on the dividends. And yes, that's why I invested. But I think the reality is that focusing on dividends comes at a price - poor capital growth, or as we now find - capital destruction! Year to date it's now down 38%. So, we need 62% share price growth from here to get back to the start of the year. That's years away in my opinion. Never mind we've had dividend payments to the value of 2.44% year to date!!
21/7/2020
07:44
gateside: Having only recently bought in, I'm having doubts over my purchase. I bought for the yield, but when I look at my portfolio I do agree that chasing dividends is not always the best strategy. Compare the 5 year graph of AZN verses GSK for instance. Serious out performance from AZN which pays a much lower yield. In addition to buying for the dividend, I really like the Investment Manager here, but I think he badly confined by restricted to only buying UK companies. The lack of technology companies is holding this back. Pharmaceutical companies are going to have a good future too.I feel the make up of the portfolio of MYI is far better placed for share price growth. Asia has far less debt and surely has a brighter future.So will most likely switch to MYI just waiting for a small price rise here to sell.
06/7/2020
17:30
gateside: Bought today for the 7% dividend.Money seemed to be switching into more adventurous holdings and selling more stable holdings today, so seemed a good day to buy on share price weakness. Underperformed this year, so hopefully a good entry point. Intend to reinvest dividends to bring down buy price further.Although they hold UK shares, many are international companies.Impressed with the Fund Manager, seems to know what he's doing.
23/6/2020
09:35
mister md: thanks zac0_4 - I watched the video you mentioned (fast forwarded through some of it). Some interesting discussion, including the part about Chinese stocks (non)-ownership versus exposure to China. odd to see MRCH price down today with virtually all stocks up
21/6/2020
17:31
zac0_4: Hi MM - Yes, the UK index is clearly underweight in its exposure to technology compared to other global indices. I fear this may continue to be a drag on share price performance for years to come. That, and Brexit still looming over us! Fingers crossed with regards to continuing dividend payments, although I don't think it's a given that we won't see a decrease. Latest estimates are for between 30 and 50% of UK dividend income to disappear this year. I guess the key is that companies who've cut, or suspended, payments this year re-introduce them over the next 18 months or so. However, I suspect some will use the opportunity to re-introduce at lower yield levels!
25/4/2020
13:51
tim 3: Some quality posters on here as always. I think many and I include myself in this bought mrch for income thinking that although the share will go up and down if they maintain their long record of increasing dividends the month to month movement of the share price is less important because you still get that payment and in the longer term the share price has always come back to make new highs. Of course total return is the most important thing but for income seekers this principle kind of works and is quite easy to get your head round.
07/12/2018
19:11
goldpiguk: Hi andyj, Interesting point about the MRCH share price. The time period you refer to includes the dotcom crash, the banking crisis as well as the current Brexit effect, which has put some foreign investors off investing in the UK entirely. The MRCH share price has been quite volatile over this time period. At some points during 1998 MRCH shares could have been picked up for around £3.00 a share. The 1998 highs were around the current share price. However it should be noted that since 1998 MRCH has paid out over £3.84 in dividends and is primarily an income investment trust. The UK FTSE 100 where MRCH has substantial holdings has performed poorly over this time period. The intraday high of 6,950.6 set on 30th December 1999 and the closing high that day of 6,949.63 were not exceeded until 2015. For an ISA I think investment trusts (I currently hold three) offer well balanced underlying holdings with a higher degree of income protection than holdings in single companies. In the next few months I expect the UK market to remain very volatile and there is a risk of steep falls especially if we cannot get a satisfactory resolution to the Brexit issue. If the Government collapses and Corbyn comes to power it will hit the UK FTSE hard especially if they increase Corporation tax as they are currently proposing, force companies to give 10% of their equity (indirectly) to employees and embark on a programme of renationalisation of gas and electricity. Companies in the utility sector will face large demerger costs to separate their businesses where some parts are to be nationalised. Higher Corporation Taxes would have a direct effect on UK Companies ability to maintain dividend payments, so investment trusts with large dividend reserves will help mitigate this to some extent. I am continuing to add to my investment trust holdings (recently purchasing more DIG) and in the new tax year will most likely add another Investment Trust to my ISA portfolio. Goldpig
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