Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Espirito Santo Investment Bank Research reaffirmed a sell rating and set a GBX 5,500 ($67.03) target price on shares of NEXT plc in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. BNP Paribas raised their target price on shares of NEXT plc from GBX 4,900 ($59.72) to GBX 5,600 ($68.25) and gave the stock an underperform rating in a research report on Friday, September 9th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised shares of NEXT plc to a neutral rating and raised their target price for the stock from GBX 4,800 ($58.50) to GBX 5,600 ($68.25) in a research report on Tuesday, September 6th. Haitong Bank reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 5,900 ($71.91) price objective on shares of NEXT plc in a report on Friday, August 26th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price objective on shares of NEXT plc from GBX 5,500 ($67.03) to GBX 5,800 ($70.69) and gave the company a sector perform rating in a report on Tuesday, August 30th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 5,596.67 ($68.21).
NEXT plc (LON:NXT) opened at 4784.50 on Tuesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 5,022.51 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 5,189.40. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 6.94 billion. NEXT plc has a 52-week low of GBX 3,550.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 8,175.00.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 3rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 8th will be issued a GBX 53 ($0.65) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 8th. This represents a yield of 1.07%.
NEXT plc Company Profile
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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