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Mercantile Investment Trust Plc (MRC) Ordinary 2.5p Shares

Sell:196.60p Buy:197.60p 0 Change: 2.60p (1.34%)
FTSE 250:1.14%
Market closed Prices as at close on 28 May 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 2.60p (1.34%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 28 May 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 2.60p (1.34%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 28 May 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.
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Estimated NAV:
Previous close:
Trade low:
Year low:
4.60p (2.43%)
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MERCANTILE INV. performance chart


MERCANTILE INV. performance chart
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1 week 1W 7.06% 1 year 1Y 5.64%
1 month 1M 3.08% 2 years 2Y 91.25%
3 months 3M 20.41% 3 years 3Y 90.08%
6 months 6M 19.59% 5 years 5Y 88.64%

Performance figures are based on the previous close price. Past performance is not an indication of future performance.

Trust Basics

Benchmark: FTSE All Share ex.100 & ITs TR GBP
Annual management charge: 0.45% of Market Cap
Performance fee: No
Ongoing charge: 0.46%
Dividend yield: 3.35%
Dividend frequency: Quarterly
Total assets: £1,847m
Gross gearing: 118%
Market capitalisation:Market cap.: £1,501m
Shares in issue: 791.52 million
Legal structure Closed Ended Investment Company
Domicile: United Kingdom

Recent dividends paid or declared by Mercantile Investment Trust Plc:

Type Ex-div date Payment date Amount
Q4 09/04/2020 15/05/2020 2.55p
Q3 19/12/2019 03/02/2020 1.35p
Q2 26/09/2019 01/11/2019 1.35p
Q1 20/06/2019 01/08/2019 1.35p
Q4 04/04/2019 08/05/2019 2.55p

This data is provided by Digital Look. HL accepts no responsibility for its accuracy and you should independently check data before making any investment decision.

Full dividend history

Five years' total annual Mercantile Investment Trust Plc dividends:

year end
Total dividend
31/01/2020 2.50% 1.16 6.60p
31/01/2019 3.30% 1.19 6.30p
31/01/2018 2.50% 1.15 53.00p
31/01/2017 2.60% 1.16 46.00p
31/01/2016 2.50% 1.20 43.00p

All dividend data is calculated excluding any special dividends. Historical dividends may be adjusted to reflect any subsequent rights issues and corporate actions.

Full dividend history

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Important Documents


To achieve long-term capital growth from a portfolio of UK medium and smaller companies by invests in medium and smaller companies which are listed mainly on the London Stock Exchange and to provide long-term dividend growth at least in line with inflation.


Estimated NAV: 196.20
Latest actual NAV: 197.20
Latest actual NAV date: 26 May 2020
Premium/Discount: -3.36%
12m average Premium/Discount: -5.83%
NAV frequency: Daily

Recent trade data is unavailable. We will be replacing it, however in the meantime the information is available on the London Stock Exchange website.

Sector Weight
Industrials 22.84%
Consumer Cyclical 21.85%
Financial Services 15.58%
Technology 10.94%
Real Estate 8.89%
Basic Materials 8.83%
Consumer Defensive 8.30%
Communication Services 4.96%
Utilities 1.13%
Healthcare 0.05%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 100.47%
Russia 2.57%
Poland 0.57%
Australia 0.48%
Germany 0.24%
United States 0.23%
Canada 0.12%
Austria 0.05%
Belgium 0.04%
Netherlands 0.03%

Key Dates

Launch date: 8 December 1884
Financial year end: January
Next AGM: May 2021
Data policy - All information should be used for indicative purposes only. You should independently check data before making any investment decision. HL cannot guarantee that the data is accurate or complete, and accepts no responsibility for how it may be used. Prices provided by NBTrader. Charts provided by Factset. Dividend data provided by Digital Look. Recent trade data provided by MoneyAM. Trust basics, holding data, key dates, objective and NAV provided by Morningstar.

The London Stock Exchange does not disclose whether a trade is a buy or a sell so this data is estimated based on the trade price received and the LSE-quoted mid-price at the point the trade is placed. It should only be considered an indication and not a recommendation.

Trades priced above the mid-price at the time the trade is placed are labelled as a buy; those priced below the mid-price are sells; and those priced close to the mid-price or declared late are labelled 'N/A'.