The Merchants Trust Plc (MRCH) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 450p after a previous close of 450p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 438p to a high of 453p. The latest price was 438p (25 minute delay). The Merchants 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, The Merchants Trust's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 357.25p, which is 33.60% down on its pre-crash value of 538p and 21.93% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 293p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of The Merchants Trust shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £561.23 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 £662.81.
|52-week range||277.2974p - 531.8842p|
|50-day moving average||427.66p|
|200-day moving average||376.7285p|
|Dividend yield||0.27p (6.89%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||87.6p|
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|1 week (2021-01-12)||-5.19%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||1.27%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||24.08%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||23.90%|
|1 year (2020-01-20)||-22.48%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||-7.20%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||-14.45%|
|5 years (2016-01-20)||16.49%|
Valuing The Merchants Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Merchants Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Merchants 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 5x. In other words, The Merchants Trust shares trade at around 5x 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||£117.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||97.24%|
|Gross profit TTM||£117.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||10.42%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||£547.5 million|
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 The Merchants 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: 30.36
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Merchants Trust's overall score of 30.36 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Merchants 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: 10.18/100
The Merchants Trust's environmental score of 10.18 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Merchants Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 14.47/100
The Merchants Trust's social score of 14.47 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Merchants Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 13.43/100
The Merchants Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Merchants 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||30.36|
|Total ESG percentile||8|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
We're not expecting The Merchants Trust to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Over the last 12 months, The Merchants Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as 277.2974p up to 531.8842p. 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 The Merchants Trust's is 0.8337. This would suggest that The Merchants Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
The Merchants Trust Plc is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Allianz Global Investors GmbH, UK Branch. The fund invests in the public equity markets of the United Kingdom. It invests in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the FTSE All-Share Index. The Merchants Trust Plc was formed on February 16, 1889 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.
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