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
  +0.00p +0.00% 530.00p 528.00p 534.00p - - - 0 06:30:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 32.6 27.7 25.5 20.8 576.26

Merchants Trust Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
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
16/10/2008
17:36
I have been watching this carefully for 2 years In the last major recession in 1991. On February 1st 1991 the share price was 169p and the dividend was 9p, therefore if the dividend stayed the same and the share price it would take you 18.77 years to get your capital back not counting the interest accrued just a yard stick. The low of today 16.10.08 was 262p and the dividend has grown to 21.6p, therefore on the same yardstick it would take you 12.13 years that is 54.74% cheaper in value than 1991. The net Yield on the stock in 1991 was 5.325% One year high coupon gilts were yielding 11.38% gross Inflation in (RPI=8.95%Jan1991)(RPI =3.84JAN 1992 Today Merchants Investment Trust is on a net yield of 8.244% One year high coupon gilts 7.69% gross and inflation(RPI 5.0 SEPT). The markets are telling us something or is there a gross misalightment ?
washbrook
29/9/2008
11:18
342p offer 6.3157%yield I suspect they will go to 330p at least.
washbrook
05/9/2008
20:19
372p close yield 5.80645
washbrook
05/9/2008
10:44
AT 374p yield 5.7754% current market price@10.44hours. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://ww2.bestinvest.co.uk/funds/fmpro?-db=webprices.fp5&-lay=allfields&-format=factsheet.htm&investment_codename==MRCH&-find
washbrook
26/8/2008
13:47
http://www.fundworksinvestments.com/allianz/tools/_factsheets/The%20Merchants%20Trust%20PLC%20Fund%20(English)%20195.pdf
washbrook
10/7/2008
08:49
At 10.7.2008 @358p yield 5.869% likely to move lower. I would be a buyer at 314p yield 6.69%. since my first post in 2003 Dividends have increased 2003=17.2p 2004=17.6p 2005=18.0p 2006=18.9p 2007=20p 2008=21.6p
washbrook
05/5/2008
19:22
1.5.08 471 nav share price 442 6.1% discount 4.89% yield
washbrook
31/3/2008
11:52
AT 413.25p now yields 4.83%.
owen999
04/3/2008
12:05
---------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
29/10/2004
17:08
Have a look at City Merchants (CHY) for long term. Accumulate around 165p for long term, or sell around 190p. Yield 6.58%.
eithin
09/7/2004
08:11
talybibo, No I got the printed version - but it may have been last years. I think quite a lot of the gearing was at around 9%. I may be wrong, it is a year or so since I looked but do check for yourself because it put me off what I thought was an otherwise excellent IT. Best regards SBP
stupidboypike
08/7/2004
15:02
Correction - "full accounts" (no one would publish their fullunts on the internet!)
talybibo
08/7/2004
15:00
Maiden post on this board and I am a holder. Since MRCH publish their top ten holdings and ADVFN show the yields we can deduce that half MRCH's portfolio yields 4.38%. Given that they are paying 5.64% to us which, by the time we take into account say a 10% discount to NAV, effectively reduces to 5.08, it means they must be making 5.67% from the rest of their portfolio - all before costs and interest. Sounds to me that we might be paying for our dividend by an on-going reduction in asset value. Did you manage to find a copy of their fullunts on the internet Stupidboypike; I notice they have about 30% gearing; not all at 9% I hope! All IMHO of course.
talybibo
07/7/2004
09:26
Hi All, Just a quick warning Merchants has some pretty expensive fixed rate borrowing on board ( around 9% from memory). I was a great fan until I researched and found this out. Best regards SBP
stupidboypike
07/7/2004
09:10
It is now 314p to buy NAV = 334 discount 6%. Underperformed FTSE by 6% since 27.2.04.YLD now 6.28%. £10000 in Merchants income £628 £10000 in ING @ 4.7% net = £376 Next XD latter end of JULY
washbrook
27/2/2004
09:31
We seem to be in serious agreement here jhan66. The fact that they hold shell is a bonus in my view. There is a 50% upside to Shell and virtually no downside. Discount to NAV is quite low though. 335 pence to buy and NAV of 365 Rising Quarterly dividends of about 4.30 pence per share giving a yield over 5% Taking capital and income return this would seem to be giving about 9-10% annual growth. BSET might just be an alternative - similar yield but possibly a higher growth
a0002577
26/2/2004
20:53
watching this. Results next month, 4p+ divi to follow. What interest me more is the chart comparisons with FTSE indexes. MRCH seems essentially to be a tracker. Has most of the ftse heavyweights, and clearly followed the indexes closely for a few years. However, has come seriously adrift of FTSE 250 for about 10 months, underperforming heavily. -fair enough, more aligned to ftse 100? well since September ftse100 has gained about 8% while this share has stood still. I'm a little concerned about exposure to Shell anong others, but still thinking of buying for a long term safe haven. any thoughts?
jhan66
23/2/2004
11:45
No one else seems to have picked you up on this thread. It would seem to me that this could be one of the 'tracker type' constituents of a diversified portfolio. I am currently looking at putting 10% of my portfolios into such investments - and am looking at BSET (50% upside and good dividends), WTAN (serious discountto NAV and new approach to management coming up) and this one. Any further suggestions really welcome.
a0002577
08/10/2003
12:32
At 3.10.03 320.4 nav 342.9 discount 6.56%. XD 8.10.03 pay 12.11.03 4.3p
washbrook
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