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MRC - Mercantile Investment Trust Share Price

195.4p -6.6  -3.3%

Last Trade - 14/08/20

Mid Cap
Market Cap £1.60bn
Enterprise Value £1.70bn
Revenue £503.3m
Position in Universe th / 1816
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52w High -27.6%
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Year End 31st Jan 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
92.0 234.2 101.6 433.1 -142.5 503.3 +40.5%
-80.4 +201.1 -60.3 +459.4
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the fiscal year ended 31 January 2020, Mercantile Investment Trust PLC revenues increased from -£142.5M to £503.3M. Net income totaled £483.2M vs. loss of £161.9M. Revenues reflect Net change in unrealised gains and losse increase from -£148.1M to £335.2M, Realised gains on sales of investments increase from -£60.7M to £100.3M, Property Income Distributions increase of 77% to £3.2M. Net Income reflects Selling/General/Admin.
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Profile Summary

The Mercantile Investment Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based investment trust company. The Company's objective is to achieve long term capital growth from a portfolio of the United Kingdom-based medium and smaller companies. The Company's investment policy includes to emphasize growth from medium and smaller companies; long term dividend growth at least in line with inflation; to use long term gearing to increase potential returns to shareholders, and to invest approximately 15% of gross assets in the other United Kingdom listed investment companies (including investment trusts). The Company's investment includes sectors, such as consumer services, financials, industrials, consumer goods, technology, oil and gas, healthcare and basic materials. The Company employs JPMorgan Funds Limited as its Alternative Investment Fund Manager.

Last Annual January 31st, 2020
Last Interim January 31st, 2020
Incorporated December 8, 1884
Public Since January 9, 2009
No. of Shareholders: n/a
No. of Employees: n/a
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Index FTSE All Share , FTSE All Share Financials , FTSE All Share Equity Investment Instruments , FTSE 350 , FTSE 350 Lower Yield , FTSE 250 , FTSE 350 Equity Investment Instruments ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (Full)
Shares in Issue 791,522,893
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Frequently Asked Questions for Mercantile Investment Trust
What is the Mercantile Investment Trust share price?

As of 14/08/20, shares in Mercantile Investment Trust are trading at 195.4p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £1.60bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Mercantile Investment Trust share price performed this year?

Shares in Mercantile Investment Trust are currently trading at 195.4p and the price has moved by 7.45% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Mercantile Investment Trust price has moved by 20.49% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Mercantile Investment Trust?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Mercantile Investment Trust, there are there are currently 0 "buy" , 1 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Mercantile Investment Trust is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Mercantile Investment Trust next release its financial results?

Mercantile Investment Trust is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-01-31
What is the Mercantile Investment Trust dividend yield?

The Mercantile Investment Trust dividend yield is 3.27% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Mercantile Investment Trust pay a dividend?

Last year, Mercantile Investment Trust paid a total dividend of 0.07, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 3.27%. Looking ahead, Mercantile Investment Trust has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Mercantile Investment Trust next pay dividends?

Mercantile Investment Trust has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Mercantile Investment Trust shares is currently 3.27%.

How do I buy Mercantile Investment Trust shares?

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What is the market cap of Mercantile Investment Trust?

Shares in Mercantile Investment Trust are currently trading at 195.4p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £1.60bn.

Where are Mercantile Investment Trust shares listed? Where are Mercantile Investment Trust shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Mercantile Investment Trust:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: MRC
What kind of share is Mercantile Investment Trust?

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Is there a Mercantile Investment Trust share price forecast 2020?

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How can I tell whether the Mercantile Investment Trust share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Mercantile Investment Trust. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -11.14%. At the current price of 195.4p, shares in Mercantile Investment Trust are trading at -6.51% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Mercantile Investment Trust PE Ratio?

The Mercantile Investment Trust PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 3.31. The shares are currently trading at 195.4p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Mercantile Investment Trust?

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Who are the major shareholders of Mercantile Investment Trust?

Here are the top five shareholders of Mercantile Investment Trust based on the size of their shareholding:

Brewin Dolphin Limited Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 12.11% (95.9m shares)
Rathbone Investment Management Ltd. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 12.06% (95.4m shares)
Quilter Investors Limited Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 10.99% (87.0m shares)
Merian Global Investors (UK) Limited Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 8.55% (67.7m shares)
Investec Wealth & Investment Limited Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.23% (41.4m shares)
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