Liberum Capital restated their hold rating on shares of NEXT (LON:NXT) in a research note published on Wednesday. They currently have a GBX 6,100 ($79.71) price target on the stock.
A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the company. Shore Capital reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of NEXT in a research note on Tuesday, October 30th. UBS Group reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 6,600 ($86.24) price target on shares of NEXT in a research note on Friday, October 26th. Credit Suisse Group raised NEXT to a neutral rating and boosted their price target for the company from GBX 4,350 ($56.84) to GBX 5,800 ($75.79) in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. Royal Bank of Canada reissued an outperform rating on shares of NEXT in a research note on Tuesday, October 16th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a neutral rating on shares of NEXT in a research note on Thursday, October 4th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 5,084.44 ($66.44).
NEXT stock opened at GBX 5,424 ($70.87) on Wednesday. NEXT has a one year low of GBX 3,565 ($46.58) and a one year high of GBX 5,355 ($69.97).
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 6th will be paid a GBX 55 ($0.72) dividend. This represents a yield of 1%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 6th.
In other news, insider Richard Papp sold 1,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 5,713 ($74.65), for a total transaction of £62,843 ($82,115.51).
NEXT plc engages in the retail of clothing, footwear, accessories, and home products in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and internationally. The company operates in six segments: NEXT Retail, NEXT Online, NEXT International Retail, NEXT Sourcing, Lipsy, and Property Management.
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