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Merchants Trust plc (MRCH) Ordinary 25p

Sell:356.50p Buy:359.50p 0 Change: 0.75p (0.21%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 19 October 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 0.75p (0.21%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 19 October 2020 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Change: 0.75p (0.21%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 19 October 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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MERCHANTS TST performance chart


MERCHANTS TST performance chart
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1 week 1W 3.24% 1 year 1Y 25.65%
1 month 1M 4.07% 2 years 2Y 24.79%
3 months 3M 0.14% 3 years 3Y 26.11%
6 months 6M 5.29% 5 years 5Y 17.89%

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

Trust Basics

Benchmark: FTSE All Share TR GBP
Annual management charge: 0.35% of Total Assets
Performance fee: No
Ongoing charge: 0.59%
Dividend yield: 7.58%
Dividend frequency: Quarterly
Total assets: £545m
Gross gearing: 127%
Market capitalisation:Market cap.: £425m
Shares in issue: 118.89 million
Legal structure Closed Ended Investment Company
Domicile: United Kingdom
ISIN GB0005800072

Recent dividends paid or declared by Merchants Trust plc:

Type Ex-div date Payment date Amount
Q2 * 08/10/2020 12/11/2020 6.80p
Q1 09/07/2020 19/08/2020 6.80p
Q4 23/04/2020 29/05/2020 6.80p
Q3 30/01/2020 11/03/2020 6.80p
Q2 03/10/2019 12/11/2019 6.80p

* Dividend has not yet been paid but has been declared by Merchants Trust plc.

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 Merchants Trust plc dividends:

year end
Total dividend
31/01/2020 5.10% 1.09 27.10p
31/01/2019 5.50% 1.06 26.00p
31/01/2018 5.10% 1.03 24.80p
31/01/2017 5.30% 0.99 24.20p
31/01/2016 5.80% 1.00 24.00p

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 provide an above average level of income and income growth together with long-term capital growth through a policy of investing mainly in higher yielding UK companies. The Company aims to achieve the objective through a strategy of investing in a portfolio of mainly higher yielding large UK companies and by using appropriate gearing to enhance returns. This strategy is designed for those investors who require a single investment in a diversified and professionally managed portfolio.


Estimated NAV: 359.70
Latest actual NAV: 354.72
Latest actual NAV date: 3 September 2020
Premium/Discount: -0.68%
12m average Premium/Discount: 1.07%
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
Financial Services 21.88%
Consumer Defensive 20.48%
Industrials 18.12%
Utilities 11.16%
Consumer Cyclical 10.45%
Communication Services 8.67%
Basic Materials 8.06%
Energy 7.94%
Healthcare 7.81%
Real Estate 4.16%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 115.74%
United States 2.99%

Key Dates

Launch date: 16 February 1889
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'.