Sector: Equity Investment Instruments

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Todays buy and sell prices

The price at which you can buy a share or investment. It is usually higher than the bid (sell) price. It’s the price you are being offered. Offer 290.00p
The price at which you can sell a share or investment. It is lower than the offer (buy) price. Bid 289.50p
The difference between the bid and offer prices expressed as a percentage. When you buy shares you pay a higher price than you get when you sell them. The difference between these prices is the profit made by the market maker who puts the deals together. Spread 0.17

Todays trading

Range The lowest and the highest price a share has reached in the trading day. 289.50p-290.50p
The lowest and the highest price a share has reached in the trading day. Volume 100,118.00
The lowest and the highest price a share has reached in the trading day. Todays open 290.00p
At the end of the trading day there is an official closing price for every share. The previous session’s close is used as the base to calculate the following day’s price changes. Previous close 290.00p

Yearly summary

The highest and lowest prices the shares have traded at over a rolling 52-week period. It gives you a good indication of how the share price is performing now relative to its recent past performance. 52wk range 169.00p-290.50p

Fundamentals and health

A measure of the companys worth on the stock market. We display the previous closing share price multiplied by the number of shares in issue. Market capitalisation £2,291.46
The number of shares a company has in circulation, in millions. Shares in issue 791.52
The main valuation used by investors and a way of gauging whether a companys share price is cheap or expensive compared to competitors. You get PE by dividing the share price by the earnings per share (EPS). Our figure is last basic unadjusted - reported - annual EPS / current share price x 100. Companies also quote adjusted EPS figures to remove the effect of one-off exceptional figures from the profit figures. There is debate among investors as to whether this should be used. We use basic EPS – the purest figure. PE ratio 56.3
PEG ratio n/a
An important ratio for showing how much profit after tax and other deductions (net profit) is actually being earned per share. You divide the net profit by the number of shares in issue. Expressed in pence per share. Looking at whether the EPS is rising or falling over time is one of the most important indicators of whether a company is really making money for its shareholders. Our figure is undiluted, meaning it is not adjusted for exceptional costs. EPS 4.10p
Earnings per share growth illustrates the growth of earning per share over the last two reporting periods. It helps investors identify stocks that are increasing or decreasing in profitability. A minus sign indicates negative growth. EPS growth
Return on capital employed measures a companys profitability in relation to how much capital is invested in the business. Generally, the higher the figure the better but with all these ratios it is best to compare companies from the same sector. A high double digit figure may mean a company has an advantage over its competitors because of a unique product but an oil company, for example, will have higher capital outlay than an online retailer. Our formula: [Pre-tax profit / (total assets – short-term liabilities)] * 100 ROCE
Also known as the acid test ratio, its a quick guide to how well a company can pay its short-term debts. Above 1 is considered healthy. A ratio of 1.5 would mean the company has £1.50 of liquid (accessible) assets to cover each £1 of debt (current liabilities). Formula: Current assets minus inventory / current liabilities. Quick ratio n/a
Indicates whether a company can convert assets into cash to pay its debts within the next 12 months. It is calculated as current assets / current liabilities for the same period but will display as 0 for companies such as banks that dont distinguish between short and long-term liabilities. Current ratio n/a
The amount of money a company paid to a shareholder for each share they own over the past 12 months, expressed in pence. Total dividends per share 6.70p
The dividends paid per share over the past 12 months (interim plus final) as a percentage of the share price. Our figure includes recurring special dividends. Dividend yield 2.9
The number of times the dividend could have been paid out from net profits. It is a good indicator of the companys ability to pay the dividend and its level of generosity. Formula: earnings per share / dividends per share. More than 2 is considered healthy, less than 1.5 may hint that a dividend is at risk of being cut. Dividend cover 0.61
Dividend per share growth 1.52

Mercantile Investment Trust (The) Fundamentals

Capital growth from a portfolio of medium sized and smaller UK companies. To maintain long-term dividend growth at least in line with inflation.

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Mercantile Investment Trust (The) Latest trades

Latest trades

Date Time Price Amount Value Type Buy / sell
01/09/2021 08:49:02 290p 15,277 £44,303.30 O Sell
01/09/2021 08:43:02 290p 7,500 £21,750.00 O Buy
01/09/2021 08:36:04 290p 3,400 £9,860.00 O Buy
01/09/2021 08:31:02 289p 900 £2,601.00 AT Buy
01/09/2021 08:23:05 290p 453 £1,313.70 O Buy


Buy Sell Unknown
Quantity 6 9 3
Volume 16,949 51,422 47,024
Value £49,134 £149,069 £136,405

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Mercantile Investment Trust (The) Director dealings

Trade date Director Volume / Price Trade value Trade type
12/08/2021 Jeremy Tigue 870 @ 286.00p £2,488.20 Buy
01/07/2021 Jeremy Tigue 7,634 @ 260.50p £19,886.57 Buy
12/05/2021 Jeremy Tigue 1,797 @ 271.00p £4,869.87 Dividend Reinvestment
07/04/2021 Angus Gordon Lennox 40,000 @ 267.50p £107,000.00 Buy
07/04/2021 Heather Hopkins 6,000 @ 266.50p £15,990.00 Buy
11/02/2021 Jeremy Tigue 982 @ 250.40p £2,458.93 Dividend Reinvestment
02/11/2020 Jeremy Tigue 1,235 @ 199.20p £2,460.12 Dividend Reinvestment
25/11/2020 Stephan Shakespeare 2,593,473 @ 925.00p £23,989,625.25 Exercise of Option
20/11/2020 Justin George Hondris 64,516 @ 31.00p £19,999.96 Placing
25/11/2020 Alasdair Frederick Seton Haynes 2,069 @ 435.00p £9,000.15 Buy

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Mercantile Investment Trust (The) Broker views

Date Broker Recomm. Old target price New target price Notes

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