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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
  +0.50p +0.10% 490.50p 489.00p 490.50p 496.00p 490.00p 496.00p 95,470 16:35:02
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 34.1 30.1 27.7 17.7 539.00

Merchants Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
10/12/2013
12:15
The talking heads on various channels are predicting some volatility in Q1 and Q2 of 2014 - The inevitable reduction in QE will not be wonderful for equities so maybe now is the time to hold a fund like Merchants if they can continue to offer a good yield.
losos
03/10/2013
10:03
still offers a good steady yield at just under 5% payable quarterly so a good share to have in isas offering a good income with good chance of capital growth over the medium term
tel5
04/6/2013
09:13
Back to a 5% yield at current prices.
dandu69
30/4/2013
09:50
And that includes me!
asmodeus
30/4/2013
08:52
there are a lot of people who hold this share in isas as it is a consistent dividend payer and should also show growth as markets improve .
tel5
29/4/2013
16:36
Surprise there`s not much interest in this, steady dividend income provider.
dandu69
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
16:38
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
19:37
interesting
wassapper
22/8/2011
12:03
Yes, little point investing much in small caps when the blue-chips are this cheap.
topvest
22/8/2011
10:18
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
19:30
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
16:24
http://www.stockopedia.co.uk/research/merchants-trust-the-lonmrch-quarterly-income-with-a-60-yield-48336/
chingman
19/7/2010
16:44
The next question is will the suspension of BP dividends impact on MRCH's dividend pay-out?
djderry
29/6/2010
21:24
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
20:56
I wonder will they increase/reduce their holding (6.74%) of portfolio in BP?
djderry
22/5/2010
06:46
Thanks for that washbrook -never used morningstar before - it seems a very useful site - cheers :o)
kiwi2007
21/5/2010
06:47
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
04:11
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
08:22
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
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