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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Merchants Trust 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
  +8.00p +1.72% 472.00p 470.00p 477.00p 479.00p 470.00p 473.00p 133,597 16:35:13
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 32.6 27.7 25.5 18.5 513.20

Merchants Trust Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
03/2/2013
16:44
yes, well worth while; consistent dividend and prospect for growth.
janeann
30/1/2013
08:35
Ex Dividend today, worth a look in for a long term hold.
dandu69
01/5/2012
15:38
For what it`s worth I like it! Was reading an article which stated about them investing in a broad range of FTSE100 companies.....bought today at 377 purely for the yield. One for the retirement fund.
dandu71
23/3/2012
18:49
Redmayne-Bentley like it too.
redips2
19/3/2012
16:50
This is a nice little earner and with a fair bit of capital growth too.
beaufort1
06/10/2011
18:37
interesting
wassapper
22/8/2011
11:03
Yes, little point investing much in small caps when the blue-chips are this cheap.
topvest
22/8/2011
09:18
Joined you topvest ...topped up with more. I'm taking every divi and reinvesting it. Also hold substantial no of shares in HHI and HFEL. Looking at HINT once it establishes its dividend policy.
godel
18/8/2011
18:30
Bit of a bargain this afternoon - bought some more late afternoon on a 6.5% yield - not bad at all for a trust with a 29 year dividend increase record!
topvest
24/9/2010
15:24
http://www.stockopedia.co.uk/research/merchants-trust-the-lonmrch-quarterly-income-with-a-60-yield-48336/
chingman
19/7/2010
15:44
The next question is will the suspension of BP dividends impact on MRCH's dividend pay-out?
djderry
29/6/2010
20:24
http://www.fundtoolkit.com/RCM/factsheets/FS_Merchants1.pdf That was 2 months ago. It will be half that now anyway.
zap217
10/6/2010
19:56
I wonder will they increase/reduce their holding (6.74%) of portfolio in BP?
djderry
22/5/2010
05:46
Thanks for that washbrook -never used morningstar before - it seems a very useful site - cheers :o)
kiwi2007
21/5/2010
05:47
Kiwi The latest annual returns 31.1.2010. Income to shareholders=£19.498million Revenue reserve = £26.071214 million Dividend paid £23.589 million RESERVE 0.8 Comparisons CTY 1.1 DIG 0.8 ANNUAL REPORT http://www.fundtoolkit.com/FundPages/RCM/Documents/ReportandAccounts/Merchants/MerchantsAnnual31.01.10.pdf I consider CTY as the doyen of the income stream for I.Ts CTY rated 4 stars with Morningstar DIG rated 2 stars Merchants 3stars source:-http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/itquickrank/default.aspx?lang=en-GB
washbrook
21/5/2010
03:11
I note that dividends were apparently partially paid out of reserves last year. Does anyone think (or know) whether that's likely to continue?
kiwi2007
19/5/2010
07:22
Fact sheet TO END OF 30.5.2010:http://www.fundtoolkit.com/RCM/factsheets/FS_Merchants1.pdf
washbrook
17/2/2010
22:30
My wife holds some of these as a steady income generating IT. Having bought early last year the share price has reflected increase in the index reasonably well in addition to the div. rik
rik shaw
17/2/2010
21:06
Any comments on this IT ? Basically pays a div of 6.5% at 332p - and they have increased the dividend each year for the last 10 (and possibly more). A bit highly geared (130%) but their major holdings seem quite solid with a goodly portion of earning from overseas. Top 10 holdings. | ROYAL DUTCH SHELL "B" | 40,876,409 | 8.17 | +--------------------------------------+----------------+---------+ | GLAXOSMITHKLINE | 38,185,935 | 7.63 | +--------------------------------------+----------------+---------+ | VODAFONE GROUP | 37,449,638 | 7.49 | +--------------------------------------+----------------+---------+ | BP | 33,726,136 | 6.74 | +--------------------------------------+----------------+---------+ | HSBC HLDGS (UK) | 29,338,374 | 5.87 | +--------------------------------------+----------------+---------+ | ASTRAZENECA | 20,859,554 | 4.17 | +--------------------------------------+----------------+---------+ | BAE SYSTEMS | 20,538,561 | 4.11 | +--------------------------------------+----------------+---------+ | SCOTTISH & SOUTHERN ENERGY | 19,914,400 | 3.98 | +--------------------------------------+----------------+---------+ | BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO | 19,655,049 | 3.93 | +--------------------------------------+----------------+---------+ | UNILEVER | 18,612,750 | 3.72 The market NAV = 352.83p inc income. (share price 333p) http://www.fundtoolkit.com/FundPages/RCM/Documents/FactSheets/FS_Merchants1.pdf From PDF 31/12/2009 The Trust's performance was ahead of the index with defensives like BAE Systems, Reed Elsevier and Unilever performing well and IG Group up 20%. Negatives were fewer but included as sharp pull back in Pendragon and not owning Rio Tinto and Imperial Tobacco which both rallied.Portfolio activity was limited to reducing positions in companies that had performed well and looked less attractive, like BT and National Grid and adding to relative underperformers, like British Land and SSE. Looking into 2010 we remain of the view that we will see a more stable environment than over the last two years but a high debt overhang limits the scope for strong economic growth. Differentiation between companies rather than sectors is likely to be more important in a slow economic environment. Valuation could be a more important driver of stock performance as well as other fundamentals like business quality and competitive advantage. The portfolio has a high exposure to large, well capitalised companies with strong cash flows, low valuations and high dividend yields. We have also added attractively valued higher growth businesses to the portfolio in recent months. I bought some both for my SIPP and personal account earlier and am thinking of adding - unless someone can disued me? Or point me to a better IT with similar qualities (I hold EDIN and DUN also).
kiwi2007
06/7/2009
16:05
FIRST QUARTERLY DIVIDEND The Board has declared a first quarterly dividend for the financial year ending 31 January 2010 of 5.6p, payable on 19 August 2009 to holders of record at the close of business on 17 July 2009.
rik shaw
28/1/2009
15:09
The table of OWEN 999 was compiled in early March 2008. Notice the differece now I compiled a spreadsheet. Notice RBS High/Low =37 times. http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p_YcOU8NrRM7-lIwU6pv7OA The figures are correct to 27.1.09
washbrook
28/1/2009
13:10
---------CLICK TO ENLARGE---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This year if you are an investor now the 4th of March and the volatility has outstripped 2007 easily with 9 months to go. Looking at my portfoilio of stocks 10 out of 21 stocks are more volatile than FTSE. This is a high yielding portfolio. yielding 5.83% ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
owen999
22/1/2009
10:15
The Board has declared a third quarterly dividend of 5.6p per Ordinary Share, payable on 20 February 2009 to holders on the register at the close of business on 23 January 2009. xd 21.1.09
washbrook
22/1/2009
10:12
Now at 271p 7.91% yield. LOW on 27.10.08 @248p( which gave a yield of 8.47%) In my bones I think it it is still going lower sometime in late January to March if the $ strengthens from here. If the $ starts to weaken should go higher.
washbrook
16/1/2009
07:27
Now at 273p dividend=21.6p net yielde 7.9% now looks good value for income searchers.
washbrook
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