Beaufort Securities reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of NEXT plc (LON:NXT) in a research report report published on Friday.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX 5,950 ($77.67) price objective on shares of NEXT plc in a research report on Friday, September 16th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 5,350 ($69.83) price objective on shares of NEXT plc in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a reduce rating and set a GBX 4,800 ($62.66) price objective on shares of NEXT plc in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. Investec reaffirmed a sell rating and set a GBX 4,900 ($63.96) price objective on shares of NEXT plc in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. Finally, Haitong Bank reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX 5,900 ($77.01) price objective on shares of NEXT plc in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 5,596.67 ($73.05).

Shares of NEXT plc (LON:NXT) opened at 4927.00 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 5,376.59 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 5,410.32. The firm’s market cap is GBX 7.14 billion. NEXT plc has a 12 month low of GBX 3,550.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 8,175.00.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, December 8th will be paid a GBX 53 ($0.69) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 8th.

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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