NEXT (LON: NXT) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 10/4/2019 – NEXT had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt.
  • 9/20/2019 – NEXT had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG.
  • 9/19/2019 – NEXT had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.
  • 9/19/2019 – NEXT had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital.
  • 9/16/2019 – NEXT was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG to a “neutral” rating. They now have a GBX 6,000 ($78.40) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 5,600 ($73.17).
  • 9/16/2019 – NEXT had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc.
  • 9/13/2019 – NEXT had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.
  • 9/13/2019 – NEXT had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG.
  • 8/15/2019 – NEXT had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a GBX 6,300 ($82.32) price target on the stock.
  • 8/13/2019 – NEXT was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc to a “buy” rating.

LON NXT traded down GBX 106 ($1.39) during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting GBX 5,860 ($76.57). 492,945 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 625,680. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 5,936.88 and a 200 day simple moving average of GBX 5,719.33. NEXT plc has a 1-year low of GBX 3,970 ($51.88) and a 1-year high of GBX 6,358 ($83.08). The firm has a market cap of $7.95 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.00. The company has a current ratio of 1.62, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1,250.37.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, December 5th will be paid a dividend of GBX 57.50 ($0.75) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 5th. This represents a yield of 0.99%. NEXT’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.37%.

NEXT plc engages in the retail of clothing, footwear, accessories, and/or home products in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and internationally. The company operates in seven segments: NEXT Retail, NEXT Online, NEXT Finance, NEXT International Retail, NEXT Sourcing, Lipsy, and Property Management.

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