The Merchants Trust (MRCH)

Business description

MRCH’s investment objective is to provide an above-average level of income and income growth, together with long-term growth of capital through investing mainly in higher-yielding UK FTSE 100 companies. The benchmark index is the FTSE 100 index.

Stock data

Market cap.£530.9m
Last close488.25p
High / Low (52 weeks)490.1p / 384.8p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
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Company news

The Merchants Trust PLC – May 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:37:30 GMT

The Merchants Trust PLC – April 2017

Fri, 12 May 2017 18:13:07 GMT

Which investment trusts have the best inflation-beating dividends?

Thu, 21 May 2015 09:33:45 GMT

The Merchants Trust PLC to present at the Shares Spotlight Evening in London ...

Wed, 03 May 2017 11:48:45 GMT

Merchants Trust plc (MRCH) Insider Paul Yates Buys 10000 Shares

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:00:00 GMT

Investment summary

The Merchants Trust (MRCH) invests in a portfolio of primarily large-cap UK equities aiming to generate income and long-term capital growth. MRCH differentiates itself from its peers due to its high income and dividend growth – its dividend yield is consistently above the benchmark FTSE 100 index – and has 34 years of consecutive annual dividend growth. Near-term investment performance has improved; this is partly a function of rising bond yields as investors are starting to rotate away from expensive bond proxies and towards more cyclical, higher-yielding sectors of the UK stock market. MRCH is now outperforming its benchmark over five years. Gearing of up to 25% of net assets is permitted.

Last updated on 09/01/2017

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Executive Interview - The Merchants Trust

Key management

Simon Fraser, Chairman
Simon Gergel, Fund manager

Company address

155 Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 3AD
United Kingdom
020 7065 1431
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