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Merchants Trust plc (MRCH) Ordinary 25p

Sell:449.00p Buy:452.00p 0 Change: 6.75p (1.52%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 16 August 2019 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Ex-dividend
Sell:449.00p
Buy:452.00p
Change: 6.75p (1.52%)
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Market closed Prices as at close on 16 August 2019 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Ex-dividend
Sell:449.00p
Buy:452.00p
Change: 6.75p (1.52%)
Market closed Prices as at close on 16 August 2019 Prices delayed by at least 15 minutes | Switch to live prices |
Ex-dividend
Deal now Deal for just £11.95 per trade in a ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
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.
Open:
449.50p
Trade high:
452.00p
Year high:
516.00p
Estimated NAV:
449.35
Previous close:
443.25p
Trade low:
444.00p
Year low:
431.00p
Premium/Discount:
-1.36%
Previous:
4.25p (0.95%)
Previous:
4.25p
Volume:
112,643
Dividend yield:
5.78%
Currency:
GBX
Data delayed by at least 15 minutes.

Price

  • Net Asset Value (NAV)
MERCHANTS TST performance chart

Premium/Discount

MERCHANTS TST performance chart
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Performance

1 week 1W 2.49% 1 year 1Y 10%
1 month 1M 7.55% 2 years 2Y 7.41%
3 months 3M 7.22% 3 years 3Y 3.93%
6 months 6M 4.66% 5 years 5Y 8.44%

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: 5.78%
Dividend frequency: Quarterly
Total assets: £623m
Gross gearing: 122%
Market capitalisation:Market cap.: £488m
Shares in issue: 110.03 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
Q1 * 11/07/2019 20/08/2019 6.70p
Q4 11/04/2019 22/05/2019 6.60p
Q3 31/01/2019 06/03/2019 6.50p
Q2 04/10/2018 15/11/2018 6.50p
Q1 12/07/2018 22/08/2018 6.40p

* 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:

Financial
year end
Dividend
yield
Dividend
cover
Total dividend
paid
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
31/01/2015 4.90% 0.99 23.80p

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



Objective

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.

NET ASSET VALUE (NAV)

Estimated NAV: 449.35
Latest actual NAV: 451.55
Latest actual NAV date: 15 August 2019
Premium/Discount: -1.36%
12m average Premium/Discount: -0.87%
NAV frequency: Daily
Time / date Time Buy / sell Type Volume Price Value
16:35 - 16/08 16:35
16/08
Sell 1060 450.00p £4,770.00
16:23 - 16/08 16:23
16/08
Sell 2223 450.21p £10,008.21
15:58 - 16/08 15:58
16/08
Sell 956 450.21p £4,304.03
15:49 - 16/08 15:49
16/08
Sell 998 449.32p £4,484.19
15:48 - 16/08 15:48
16/08
Buy 1100 452.00p £4,972.00

Trades priced above mid-price at the time a trade is placed are assumed buys, those priced below are assumed sells. Trades priced close to mid-price or declared late are shown N/A. This is not a recommendation. More information.

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Sector Weight
Financial Services 27.54%
Industrials 19.90%
Consumer Cyclical 12.90%
Consumer Defensive 11.68%
Basic Materials 11.21%
Energy 10.73%
Utilities 8.32%
Healthcare 6.59%
Real Estate 5.97%
Country Weight
United Kingdom 110.89%
United States 3.01%
Germany 0.95%

Key Dates

Launch date: 16 February 1889
Financial year end: January
Next AGM: May 2020
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.
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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'.