NEXT plc (LON:NXT) is scheduled to release its earnings data on Wednesday, September 13th.
Shares of NEXT plc (NXT) opened at 4342.00 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 4,170.50 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 4,121.92. The firm’s market cap is GBX 6.19 billion. NEXT plc has a 1-year low of GBX 3,565.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 5,379.09.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be issued a dividend of GBX 45 ($0.58) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th.
In related news, insider Michael J. Roney acquired 9,061 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 4,386 ($56.64) per share, for a total transaction of £397,415.46 ($513,257.73). Also, insider Caroline Goodall acquired 450 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 4,294 ($55.46) per share, with a total value of £19,323 ($24,955.44).
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 4,000 ($51.66) price objective on shares of NEXT plc in a report on Friday, September 1st. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “underweight” rating and set a GBX 3,900 ($50.37) price objective on shares of NEXT plc in a report on Friday, June 30th. HSBC Holdings plc reduced their price objective on shares of NEXT plc from GBX 3,530 ($45.59) to GBX 3,360 ($43.39) and set a “reduce” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 4,580 ($59.15) price objective on shares of NEXT plc in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Shore Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of NEXT plc in a report on Monday, May 15th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 4,480.10 ($57.86).
About NEXT plc
NEXT plc is a United Kingdom-based retailer offering clothing, footwear, accessories and home products. The Company’s segments include NEXT Retail, a chain of over 500 stores in the United Kingdom and Eire; NEXT Directory, an online and catalogue shopping business with over four million active customers and international Websites serving approximately 70 countries; NEXT International Retail, with approximately 200 mainly franchised stores; NEXT Sourcing, which designs and sources NEXT branded products; Lipsy, which designs and sells Lipsy branded younger women’s fashion products, and Property Management, which holds properties and property leases which are sub-let to other segments and external parties.
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