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.£515.9m
Last close474.50p
High / Low (52 weeks)491.5p / 411.5p
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 14:47:39 GMT

Merchants Trust - a volatile year for UK equities

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:37:30 GMT

Which investment trusts have the best inflation-beating dividends?

Thu, 21 May 2015 09:33:45 GMT

Is Merchants Trust PLC (MRCH.L) Ready for a Reversal?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:53:36 GMT

How to avoid being tricked by high dividend yields

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Investment summary

The Merchants Trust (MRCH) aims to generate a high and growing level of income with the potential for long-term capital growth from a relatively concentrated, actively managed portfolio of UK equities. At end-January 2017, the benchmark was changed from the FTSE 100 index to the FTSE All-Share index, reflecting the evolution of the portfolio over several years towards a lower exposure to large-cap equities, giving the manager the opportunity to select from a broader range of dividend-paying companies. MRCH has a competitive yield compared to the UK stock market and also versus its peers. It has a progressive dividend policy and has increased its annual dividend for the last 35 consecutive years.

Last updated on 12/06/2017

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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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