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MRCH Merchants Trust Plc

3.00 (0.57%)
01 Dec 2023 - Closed
Delayed by 15 minutes
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 Shares Traded Last Trade
  3.00 0.57% 531.00 203,078 16:35:29
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
530.00 533.00 533.00 528.00 529.00
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Trust,ex Ed,religious,charty 48.86M 40.19M 0.2699 19.75 793.52M
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:54:55 O 2 531.00 GBX

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17/11/202315:54MERCHANTS IT yld 6%2,340
03/1/202313:27INVESTMENT TRUSTS as an Annuity579

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Posted at 03/12/2023 08:20 by Merchants Daily Update
Merchants Trust Plc is listed in the Trust,ex Ed,religious,charty sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker MRCH. The last closing price for Merchants was 528p.
Merchants currently has 148,877,887 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Merchants is £793,519,138.
Merchants has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 19.75.
This morning MRCH shares opened at 529p
Posted at 02/11/2023 09:29 by mister md
So SS thinks MRCH shareprice will collapse (very much doubt it) but is looking to invest in (the similar) HHI ? You couldn't make it up, really.

Superiorshares - 01 Nov 2023 - 19:26:55 - 113 of 114 Henderson High Income Trust plc - HHI
I'm thinking of making an investment.

Any opinions on this present level please.
Posted at 31/10/2023 19:47 by superiorshares
Mister md
You must be a Europhile 😀
If you are a believer u can pile in now at 4.80 , but no , you want to wait until 6 pound plus .
You should pal up with ctrader3 and investing dud.
They make idiot statements, like they actually welcome when there Share prices go down .
Idiocy comes in great swathes from the Europhile:-)
Vosprong duh technique.

Posted at 16/10/2023 01:08 by superiorshares
Will the MRCH share price soon begin with a 4 ? ...I think so

I repeat £3 pound ush by the end of 2024
Posted at 13/10/2023 05:24 by superiorshares
SS here .
The one that has the £3 poundish target by end of 2024 .
The little Europhile types, likes of Cttrader3 etc.
You rejoice apparently when share prices fall.
Are you approaching ecstasy ?
Posted at 05/10/2023 09:15 by mortal1ty
This trust literally brought XP Power right before a 50% drop in the share price. lol.

We added a new stock to the portfolio, XP Power. XP designs and manufacturers power supply units, an essential component in most electronic machinery. XP Power’s customers are generally major manufacturers of electronic equipment, across a broad range of industrial, semiconductor and healthcare markets. XP’s products are often critical components that represent a small cost to the equipment manufacturer, but are generally designed-in for specific applications, allowing XP to make high margins and good returns. The company has an excellent growth record and normally commands a high valuation. However, the company has been through a difficult period, with supply chain problems and other company specific issues, and investors have been nervous about a downturn in the semiconductor cycle. These factors had taken the shares down to an unusually modest valuation for the business, which is also paying a dividend yield of over 4%
Posted at 27/9/2023 07:47 by thamestrader
I have become a fan of ITs like this one over the last year or so, holding MRCH, CTY and LWDB.

Now that I have 12 months' performance to review. Annual returns sep22 to sep23, including dividends have been 22% for LWDB, and 12-13% for CTY and MRCH. But september 22 was a major dip, so probably not a fair reference point. However whichever way you slice it and dice it, LWDB is best of the three.

I have recently added EDIN and TMPL into the mix, so let's see how they get on.
Posted at 04/9/2023 06:21 by superiorshares
Now my extreme target of 3 pound here is based on dividend cuts .
My opinion is companies will be slashing their dividend across the board . If they don't it will come out of your capital anyway .
Now GSK I personally wouldn't touch with a barge pole ? However if you read their results everything is sweet!
My question on it is . Why hasn't the share price mirrored this Utopia they are in ?
The other issue for me as I have mentioned many times before. This constant monthly drip of issuing shares .
This is not being used to finance the dividend is it ?
Is it ?
Is it ?
Posted at 18/7/2023 11:18 by ctrader3
If u had bought 20 years ago the price was 240p
2009 the price was 230p
2020 the price was 305p.

The dividend in 2003 was 17.6p a yield of around 7%,
u have never earned less than 7% as the dividend has
gently increased over the years.
The earned dividends could either have been re-invested
in MRCH or another high yielder.
A win win situation if the share price falls
from here u can re-invest at 7%, get rich slow.
If the share price rises the
the buying yield remains similar but the current
yield will fall in tandem.
U could re-invest in a tracker or whatever u wanted too.
I prefer a dividend as even if my share choice is poor
I still have dividends to re-invest.
Today u could put the dividends risk free in a deposit account
and wait for the market to crash or the bank
rate is cut.
Posted at 25/8/2022 23:36 by mbu69
SS you are spouting the same stuff as 2 years ago on the HHI thread where for some reason MRCH ( from you ) came up I posted the compound dividend growth in MRCH in my sipp. This is a dividend based trust isn't it.

You can see the conversation from here

I had a small top up with in the compounding list of dividend reinvestments i posted and you said "quote: I see your thousand at £ 3.65".

madness ?

I had no guarantee the price would pick up, how could I? But it seemed at a low. The only reason for the top up. Looking at a graph and guessing if you like, basically ignoring external events with a longer time view.

Despite the media telling me everything is doom and gloom which appears to be the norm for as long as i can remember, there is always a crisis it is important to remember there are some winners in every crisis. I have no better idea than the experts do as to what what will be the reality of the world will be in 5 years+ time.

The MRCH share price may go back to £3 tomorrow or the Putin may die tomorrow and a really nice chap who loves the EU ( or at least selling gas to it ) takes over or we all get monkey pox and lock down again or china does something nuts or it never rains again. All I know is that if you have time with an investment don't sell but compound.

I think it's very very hard to get rich quickly but relatively easy to get a little wealthier than average if you have the luxury of a longer time span. Compounding works refer to Einstein.

If you want less compounding more potential growth buy some SMT/SSON or VUSA ETF but they are a bit depressing when things are going down due to the lack of or tiny distributions and compounding.

Chill out!

Did you spot the relatively bit combined with Einstein in the same sentence ?

Regards Mark
Posted at 11/8/2022 18:53 by zac0_4
janeann - that's one of the reasons why I now prefer funds / trusts to individual dividend paying shares. A 10% drop in GSK share price equates to a 0.55% reduction to MRCH share price. I see no reason to sell.
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