Merchants Trust (MRCH)

Sector:

Investment Firms

Index:

FTSE Small Cap

531.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      9.00p
  • 52 Week High: 542.00
  • 52 Week Low: 325.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 124.73m
  • Volume: 155,350
  • Market Cap: £662.32m
  • RiskGrade: 130

Merchants Trust sees annual return on investment portfolio

Date: Wednesday 27 Mar 2013

LONDON (ShareCast) - Merchants Trust raised its annual dividend for the 30th year in a row as net revenue return per share rose 4.1 per cent to 22.9p from its portfolio of investments.

The British investment trust said it was rewarding shareholders with a total dividend of 23.2p for the year, up 0.9% on the previous year, as it delivered its results for the year to January 31st, 2013.

"We now have a thirty year history of increasing the dividend and a further modest increase is proposed for this year," said Chairman, Simon Fraser.

The company’s investment portfolio produced a capital return of 14.8% ahead of the 10.5% return on the FTSE 100 index.

The firm’s top 10 investments include Royal Dutch Shell ‘B’, GlaxoSmithKline, BP, HSBC, Vodafone, British American Tobacco, BAE Systems, SSE, National Grid and Resolution.

The net asset value total per share rose by 16.0% to 466.5p. The stock market had a strong year, particularly in the second half in response to the European Central Bank’s commitment to defend the euro and US actions to defer the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ of spending cuts and tax hikes.

While the economic outlook remains uncertain, Merchants expects to benefit from strong UK-listed businesses in the year ahead.

"Our fund managers are still able to identify attractive, dividend paying companies trading on sensible valuations," Fraser said.

"Merchants remains focused on delivering long term dividend and capital growth."

RD

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Merchants Trust Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 531.00p
Change Today 9.00p
% Change 1.72 %
52 Week High 542.00
52 Week Low 325.00
Volume 155,350
Shares Issued 124.73m
Market Cap £662.32m
RiskGrade 130

Merchants Trust Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
47.38% above the market average47.38% above the market average47.38% above the market average47.38% above the market average47.38% above the market average
3.78% above the sector average3.78% above the sector average3.78% above the sector average3.78% above the sector average3.78% above the sector average
Price Trend
30.35% above the market average30.35% above the market average30.35% above the market average30.35% above the market average30.35% above the market average
26.46% above the sector average26.46% above the sector average26.46% above the sector average26.46% above the sector average26.46% above the sector average
Income
17.82% above the market average17.82% above the market average17.82% above the market average17.82% above the market average17.82% above the market average
50.67% above the sector average50.67% above the sector average50.67% above the sector average50.67% above the sector average50.67% above the sector average
Growth
80% below the market average80% below the market average80% below the market average80% below the market average80% below the market average
64.63% below the sector average64.63% below the sector average64.63% below the sector average64.63% below the sector average64.63% below the sector average

Merchants Trust Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Q1 Final
Ex-Div 15-Jul-21 22-Apr-21
Paid 20-Aug-21 18-May-21
Amount 6.80p 6.80p

Trades for 21-Sep-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 142 @ 531.00p
16:22 91 @ 530.22p
16:19 450 @ 530.21p
16:13 80 @ 530.21p
16:12 1,130 @ 530.21p

Merchants Trust Key Personnel

Chair Colin Clark

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