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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Merchants Trust Plc LSE:MRCH London Ordinary Share GB0005800072 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.50 -0.14% 358.50 356.00 357.00 362.00 355.00 356.00 157,558 16:35:23
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 36.2 32.7 29.7 12.1 424

Merchants Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
29/6/2020
21:48
I recently read a staggering fact. Amazon and Apple are now worth more than the entire UK stock market! The reason given was that UK companies are too generous in their dividend payments and don't reinvest enough of their earnings back into their businesses for growth. It sort of backs up my thoughts that dividend paying companies provide investors with poor levels of overall return.
zac0_4
26/6/2020
16:35
CT2000 - I must admit I was a bit surprised when HFEL announced an increase to their next quarterly dividend payment. As stated in a previous post I've held it for a number of years. They must be proud of their record of not cutting / increasing dividends over many, many years and want to maintain their record.
zac0_4
26/6/2020
14:09
What excellent discussion there is here. Excellent Investment Trust too.Looking to buy for the dividend on any weakness.
gateside
26/6/2020
12:04
AAIF, PHNX, MRCH all perfect for the longterm high yield portfolio imho - I just add to those positions on any weakness.
mister md
24/6/2020
21:34
#676 che7win I posted this on PHNX thread a few days ago, fwiw. (I hold PHNX, also EDIN and MRCH) Bull factors (for PHNX): 7% yield looking relatively safe. Legacy life assurance business model not hugely reliant on selling new product or services, unlike many other companies in current uncertain economic environment. Low price possibly has much to do with confusion over fundamentals (eg focus on PE/eps) Staff not furloughed, so no moral obligation to suspend dividends. Chairman's wife recently bought £117k worth around these levels. Director deals aren't always a useful indicator, but nobody, whatever your situation, is going to fork out that kind of cash without being reasonably sure the capital would be secure.
bluemango
24/6/2020
17:22
You might like to look at Aberdeen Asian Income. Im really impressed with this IT. Its really well actively managed out of Singapore, and not the emphasis on China as you might expect. So theyve got local knowledge. I see far more stability here than other trusts. Im a long term holder. Around 5:5% yield.
escapetohome
24/6/2020
17:05
Zac, Thanks very much, it does help greatly.I do think insurance companies are undervalued, but have concern on their investment income alongside insurance rates likely to soften, especially car insurance.I will look at Henderson Far East Income, it wasn't on my radar before.
che7win
24/6/2020
11:21
che7win - my comments on your points for what they're worth! You may want to take a look at Henderson Far East Income. I've held for years. Annual dividend growth and quarterly payments. Current yield about 7%. EDIN - probably too much cross over with MRCH but haven't checked. PHNX & AV no idea. Vodafone - I did hold this stock but sold when they cut the dividend previously and have too much debt for my liking. Legal and General - This is a long term holding for me. My only criticisms would be (i) it's a bit more volatile than you would except, and (ii) only payout twice a year and unequal payments. My preference is 4 equal payments per annum. Hope this helps.
zac0_4
24/6/2020
11:03
CT2000 - No, I didn't think for a moment you were taking a 'pop' at me! I did think you had in mind that I traded holdings on a regular basis, which couldn't be further from the truth. Buy and hold, that's me! I do take your point that this is the MRCH board. All I've tried to do is to question as to whether investors here are actually getting value for money, me included, and compare and contrast with other types of investments available. You are clearly passionate in your views and that I accept and admire!
zac0_4
24/6/2020
09:29
Thanks chart trader
che7win
24/6/2020
09:10
The Merchants Trust AGM Shareholder Update - HTTPS://www.merchantstrust.co.uk/Broadcast-Hub#videos/3445/The%20Merchants%20Trust%20AGM%20Shareholder%20Update As The Merchants Trust AGM will not include a portfolio manager update this year due to Coronavirus restrictions, Simon Gergel recorded the above video update for shareholders from lockdown at his London home.
speedsgh
24/6/2020
07:29
Current 6.75% yield here at today's 402.5p buy price.
che7win
24/6/2020
07:26
EDIN and PHNX - any opinions on these?I like today's announcement - reassuring that dividend yield intact here and smoothed out with reserves, exactly why I invested here.
che7win
24/6/2020
07:22
I’m here listening. What other IT’s would you recommend for me, considering: I want to buy them in my ISA (on IWeb) I want high yield, 6% + in current climate I want IT with track record of 10 years+ increasing or maintained dividend. I don’t necessarily want UK based as that clashes with Merchants IT. I want Low management charge. Also considering LGEN, VOD, AV., as direct investments.
che7win
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