Mercantile Investment Trust (MRC) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 235p after a previous close of 237p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 229p to a high of 240p. The latest price was 229p (25 minute delay). Mercantile Investment Trust is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Mercantile Investment Trust's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 195.4p, which is 29.59% down on its pre-crash value of 277.5p and 67.46% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 116.6833p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Mercantile Investment Trust shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £523.66 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £745.80.
|52-week range||112.7689p - 269.7411p|
|50-day moving average||230.1497p|
|200-day moving average||201.388p|
|Dividend yield||0.05p (2.76%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||61p|
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|1 week (2021-01-12)||-4.98%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||2.00%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||13.09%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||19.02%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||18.35%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||4.57%|
|5 years (2016-01-19)||37.21%|
Valuing Mercantile Investment Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Mercantile Investment Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Mercantile Investment Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Mercantile Investment Trust shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
|Revenue TTM||£503.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||98.32%|
|Gross profit TTM||£503.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||14.34%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||£2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Mercantile Investment Trust.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 18.79
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Mercantile Investment Trust's overall score of 18.79 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Mercantile Investment Trust is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 5.91/100
Mercantile Investment Trust's environmental score of 5.91 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mercantile Investment Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 5.79/100
Mercantile Investment Trust's social score of 5.79 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mercantile Investment Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 7.91/100
Mercantile Investment Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Mercantile Investment Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
|Total ESG score||18.79|
|Total ESG percentile||2|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
We're not expecting Mercantile Investment Trust to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Mercantile Investment Trust's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 25 May 2018. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Mercantile Investment Trust shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Mercantile Investment Trust shares which in turn could have impacted Mercantile Investment Trust's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Mercantile Investment Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as 112.7689p up to 269.7411p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Mercantile Investment Trust's is 1.0081. This would suggest that Mercantile Investment Trust's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
The Mercantile Investment Trust plc is an open ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by JPMorgan Funds Limited. The fund is co-managed by JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Limited. It invests in the public equity markets of the United Kingdoms. The fund spreads its investments across diversified sectors. It invests in the stocks of mid and small cap companies. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the FTSE All Share (ex FTSE 100, ex Inv Companies) Index. It was formerly known as JP Morgan Fleming Mercantile Investment Trust plc. The Mercantile Investment Trust plc was formed in December 1884 and is domiciled in the United Kingdoms.
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