The 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: www.merchantstrust.co.uk
- 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?
Who are some of Merchants Trust plc's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Merchants Trust plc include PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (QQQ), Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI), Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC), Draper Esprit PLC (GROW), Tiziana Life Sciences PLC (TILS), CM Finance (CMFN), Saratoga Investment Corp (SAR), Gresham House plc (GHE), Cluff Natural Resources PLC (CLNR), Amedeo Resources PLC (AMED), Legendary Investments plc (LEG), Amedeo Resources PLC (CRO), Greencoat UK Wind PLC (UKW), Henderson Global Trust PLC (HGL), International Biotechnology Trust Plc (IBT), iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi. Idx. Fd.(ETF) (SOXX), Standard Life Equity Income Trust Plc (SLET) and Tiziana Life Sciences PLC (ADI).
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?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Merchants Trust plc (LON MRCH)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Merchants Trust plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of Merchants Trust plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 472.
Consensus Ratings for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
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|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)
(Data available from 7/22/2015 forward)
|8/10/2016||Canaccord Genuity||Reiterated Rating||Sell|
Earnings History for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)Earnings History by Quarter for Merchants Trust plc (LON MRCH)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
Earnings Estimates for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)
No earnings estimates for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Dividend History by Quarter for Merchants Trust plc (LON MRCH)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)Insider Trades by Quarter for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|4/21/2017||Paul Yates||Insider||Buy||10,000||GBX 471||£47,100|
|12/20/2016||Timon Drakesmith||Insider||Buy||15,000||GBX 456||£68,400|
Headline Trends for Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH)
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Merchants Trust plc (MRCH) Chart for Saturday, July, 22, 2017