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Monks Investment Trust (MNKS) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1350p after a previous close of 1332p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1330p to a high of 1350p. The latest price was 1330p (25 minute delay). Monks Investment Trust is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Monks Investment Trust

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: MNKS in this case.
  5. Research Monks Investment Trust shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Monks Investment Trust shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Monks Investment Trust's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Monks Investment Trust's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 1216p, which is 16.94% up on its pre-crash value of 1010p and 96.76% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 618p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Monks Investment Trust shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £682.92 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 £1,260.14.

Monks Investment Trust share price

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Monks Investment Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open1350p
High1350p
Low1330p
Close1330p
Previous close1332p
Change -2p
Change % -0.15%
Volume 701,823
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range616.6131p - 1358p
50-day moving average 1286.9918p
200-day moving average 1162.1318p
PE ratio 50.8679
Dividend yield 0.03p (0.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 26.5p
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0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
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IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
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£11.95
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£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
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Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
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AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
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£100 or £20 a month
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
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Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
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No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
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Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
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Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
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Is it a good time to buy Monks Investment Trust stock?

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Monks Investment Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1330p

1 week (2021-01-11) -3.20%
1 month (2020-12-18) 1330
3 months (2020-10-16) 9.38%
6 months (2020-07-17) 18.12%
1 year (2020-01-17) 33.40%
2 years (2019-01-18) 67.72%
3 years (2018-01-18) 64.20%
5 years (2016-01-18) 238.85%

Is Monks Investment Trust under- or over-valued?

Valuing Monks Investment Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Monks Investment Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Monks Investment Trust's P/E ratio

Monks 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 51x. In other words, Monks Investment Trust shares trade at around 51x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Monks Investment Trust financials

Revenue TTM £76.9 million
Operating margin TTM 87.89%
Gross profit TTM £76.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.05%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 75.76%
Book value 8.784p
Market capitalisation £3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Monks Investment Trust's environmental, social and governance track record

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 Monks Investment Trust.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Monks Investment Trust's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 27.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Monks Investment Trust's overall score of 27.8 (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 Monks 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.).

Monks Investment Trust's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.87/100

Monks Investment Trust's environmental score of 7.87 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Monks Investment Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Monks Investment Trust's social score

Social score: 14.86/100

Monks Investment Trust's social score of 14.86 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Monks Investment Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Monks Investment Trust's governance score

Governance score: 15.51/100

Monks Investment Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Monks Investment Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Monks Investment Trust was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 27.8
Total ESG percentile 8
Environmental score 7.87
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 14.86
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 15.51
Governance score percentile 8

Monks Investment Trust share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 102.04% of net profits

Recently Monks Investment Trust has paid out, on average, around 102.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Monks Investment Trust shareholders could enjoy a 0.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Monks Investment Trust's case, that would currently equate to about 0.03p per share.

Monks Investment Trust's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Monks Investment Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Monks Investment Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as 616.6131p up to 1358p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MNKS.LSE volatility(beta: 0.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Monks Investment Trust's is 0.8699. This would suggest that Monks Investment Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Monks Investment Trust overview

The Monks Investment Trust PLC is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Baillie Gifford & Co Ltd. It is co-managed by Baillie Gifford & Co. The fund invests in public equity markets across the globe. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. The fund invests in growth stocks of companies with above average earnings growth across diversified market capitalizations. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the FTSE World Index. The Monks Investment Trust PLC was formed in 1929 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.

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