Merchants Trust plc Company Profile (LON:MRCH)

About Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)

Merchants Trust plc logoThe Merchants Trust PLC is a United Kingdom-based standalone investment trust company. The Company's objective is to provide shareholders with an above average level of income and income growth with long-term capital growth through a policy of investing mainly in higher yielding companies in the United Kingdom. Its performance is benchmarked against Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) All-Share Index. The Company's investment portfolio includes various companies in oil and gas, banks, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, tobacco, media, electricity, mobile telecommunications, life insurance, travel and leisure, mining, gas, water and multi-utilities, construction and materials, beverages, support services, general retailers, real estate investment trusts, and aerospace and defense sectors. Allianz Global Investors GmbH acts as the investment manager of the Company.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Financials
  • Industry: Investment Trusts
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:MRCH
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 5.16
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 5.09
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 405 - GBX 497.75
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
  • Net Margins: 86.98%
  • Return on Equity: 15.73%
  • Return on Assets: 12.99%
  • Average Volume: 4,956 shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)

What is Merchants Trust plc's stock symbol?

Merchants Trust plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "MRCH."

How often does Merchants Trust plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Merchants Trust plc?

Merchants Trust plc announced a dividend on Tuesday, July 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 13th will be paid a dividend of GBX 6.10 per share on Friday, August 11th. This represents a yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 13th. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View Merchants Trust plc's Dividend History.

When will Merchants Trust plc make its next earnings announcement?

Merchants Trust plc is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, September, 14th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Merchants Trust plc.

Who are some of Merchants Trust plc's key competitors?

Who are Merchants Trust plc's key executives?

Merchants Trust plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Kirsten J. Salt, Company Secretary
  • Simon J. Fraser, Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Timon Drakesmith, Non-Executive Director
  • Mary Ann Sieghart, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Sybella Stanley, Senior Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Paul T. Yates, Non-Executive Independent Director

How do I buy Merchants Trust plc stock?

Shares of Merchants Trust plc and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is Merchants Trust plc's stock price today?

One share of Merchants Trust plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 472.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Merchants Trust plc (LON MRCH)
Community Ranking:  1.1 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  4 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  15 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  19
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating
Consensus Rating:Sell (Score: 1.00)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/10/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)
Earnings by Quarter for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)
Earnings History by Quarter for Merchants Trust plc (LON MRCH)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
9/14/2017N/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)

No earnings estimates for this company have been tracked by


Dividend History by Quarter for Merchants Trust plc (LON MRCH)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/4/2017GBX 6.101.28%7/13/20177/13/20178/11/2017
3/28/2017GBX 6.101.3%4/20/20174/20/20175/18/2017
1/16/2017GBX 6.101.32%1/26/20171/26/20172/23/2017
9/16/2016GBX 61.43%10/6/201610/6/201611/10/2016
7/4/2016GBX 61.48%7/14/20167/14/20168/12/2016
3/31/2016GBX 61.48%4/21/20164/21/20165/26/2016
1/20/2016GBX 61.6%1/28/20161/28/20162/24/2016
9/24/2015GBX 61.45%10/8/201510/8/201511/12/2015
7/3/2015GBX 61.27%7/16/20157/16/20158/14/2015
4/14/2015GBX 61.21%4/23/20154/23/20155/22/2015
1/20/2015GBX 61.27%1/29/20151/29/20152/25/2015
9/24/2014GBX 5.901.19%10/9/201410/9/201411/11/2014
7/2/2014GBX 5.901.15%7/9/20147/9/20148/14/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/21/2017Paul YatesInsiderBuy10,000GBX 471£47,100
12/20/2016Timon DrakesmithInsiderBuy15,000GBX 456£68,400
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)
Latest Headlines for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)
DateHeadline logoMerchants Trust plc Plans Dividend of GBX 6.10 (MRCH) - July 4 at 2:42 PM logoThe Morning Ledger: Tech Teams Rush to Catch Up as New Accounting Rules Loom - Wall Street Journal (subscription) (blog) - June 5 at 9:10 AM logoMerchants Trust plc (MRCH) Declares Dividend of GBX 6.10 - March 28 at 3:37 PM logoMerchants Trust FY Net Earnings Unchanged On Revenue Return Basis - Quick Facts - March 28 at 10:21 AM logoFull Year 2016 Merchants Trust PLC Earnings Release - Before Market Open - March 28 at 10:21 AM logoDollar Near Highest in Seven Months as Traders Await Fed Minutes - October 12 at 11:34 AM logoForm 4 Alkermes plc. For: Oct 05 Filed by: FRATES JAMES M - October 7 at 11:20 AM logoEuropean Stocks Pare Drop as Bears Loosen Grip on Deutsche Bank - September 30 at 11:28 AM logoBank of Russia Says Easing Over for 2016 After Second Cut - September 17 at 10:43 AM logoMerchants Trust HY Profit Rises - September 17 at 10:43 AM logoHalf Year 2016 Merchants Trust PLC Earnings Release - Before Market Open - September 16 at 9:45 AM logoEuropean Shares Lack Direction Ahead Of BOE Meeting - September 15 at 9:39 AM logoSouth Africa Reserve Bank Sees ‘Too Much Inflation’ for Rate Cut - August 24 at 9:23 AM logoM&G High Income Investment Trust PLC: Net Asset Value(s) - August 22 at 6:14 PM logoTechnopolis Plc’s Notice to the Extraordinary General Meeting - August 4 at 6:35 PM logoBNP Paribas Beats Profit Estimate Amid Surge in Bond Trading - July 28 at 9:29 AM logoFormer Deutsche M&A head Ratigan to join healthcare boutique Leerink - July 27 at 6:35 PM


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Merchants Trust plc (MRCH) Chart for Saturday, July, 22, 2017

This page was last updated on 7/22/2017 by Staff