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 Shares Traded Last Trade
  -3.00p -0.62% 480.00p 55,613 16:29:53
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
476.00p 480.00p 485.00p 480.00p 483.00p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 32.63 27.73 25.50 18.8 521.9

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Merchants Trust Daily Update: Merchants Trust is listed in the Equity Investment Instruments sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker MRCH. The last closing price for Merchants Trust was 483p.
Merchants Trust has a 4 week average price of 456p and a 12 week average price of 456p.
The 1 year high share price is 542p while the 1 year low share price is currently 450p.
There are currently 108,728,464 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 79,601 shares. The market capitalisation of Merchants Trust is £521,896,627.20.
tel5: goes ex divi next thurs so should be a share to keep on holding onto at these levels , nav is well above share price which is unusual for this share.
tel5: seems strange that share price languishing in the mire given that most holdings have risen lloyds been the poorest performer in the holdings , also 6p dividend for holders on 15 th of month
cwa1: Final Results:-
colonel a: The share price has declined steadily for the past 4 months, as per the market. Not headlong and not for 21 months. The dividends have been supported from reserves, but only modestly. The return is good but the share price will largely follow the general trend. You pays your money ...
contango1: Well the share price has been in headlong decline for 21 months with no reason to suppose that is about to change. The divi was partly paid from reserves for 2012 and 2014 and divis from some shareholdings are under pressure in the current year. Contrary opinions welcome!
kiwi2007: 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) 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).
washbrook: 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 ?
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