NEXT plc (LON:NXT) shares rose 0% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as GBX 4,317 ($58.10) and last traded at GBX 4,293 ($57.78). Approximately 512,648 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 2% from the average daily volume of 523,940 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 4,293 ($57.78).

NXT has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Barclays reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of NEXT in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Peel Hunt reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 5,000 ($67.29) price objective on shares of NEXT in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Societe Generale raised their price objective on shares of NEXT from GBX 4,129 ($55.57) to GBX 4,737 ($63.76) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Deutsche Bank lowered their price objective on shares of NEXT from GBX 4,250 ($57.20) to GBX 4,150 ($55.85) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 4,000 ($53.84) target price on shares of NEXT in a report on Friday, September 1st. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 4,370.04 ($58.82).

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 4th will be paid a GBX 45 ($0.61) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 4th.

In other news, insider Michael J. Roney acquired 405 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 4,313 ($58.05) per share, with a total value of £17,467.65 ($23,509.62).

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NEXT 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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