NEXT plc (LON:NXT) was down 0% on Friday . The company traded as low as GBX 4,536.60 ($59.87) and last traded at GBX 4,473 ($59.03). Approximately 637,027 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of Infinity from the average daily volume of 0 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 4,471 ($59.00).

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on NXT shares. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 4,250 ($56.08) price objective on shares of NEXT plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a “reduce” rating and issued a GBX 3,360 ($44.34) price objective on shares of NEXT plc in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Jefferies Group LLC raised NEXT plc to a “hold” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from GBX 3,500 ($46.19) to GBX 3,850 ($50.80) in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “underweight” rating and issued a GBX 3,900 ($51.46) price objective on shares of NEXT plc in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Peel Hunt reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 4,200 ($55.42) target price on shares of NEXT plc in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 4,491 ($59.26).

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 4th will be given a GBX 45 ($0.59) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 4th.

In other NEXT plc news, insider Caroline Goodall bought 450 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 4,294 ($56.66) per share, for a total transaction of £19,323 ($25,498.81).

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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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