Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of NEXT plc (LON: NXT) in the last few weeks:

  • 9/22/2017 – NEXT plc had its “underweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a GBX 3,900 ($51.73) price target on the stock.
  • 9/15/2017 – NEXT plc had its price target raised by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from GBX 4,000 ($53.06) to GBX 4,200 ($55.71). They now have an “underperform” rating on the stock.
  • 9/15/2017 – NEXT plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 5,100 ($67.65) price target on the stock.
  • 9/15/2017 – NEXT plc had its price target raised by analysts at Societe Generale from GBX 4,129 ($54.77) to GBX 4,737 ($62.83). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 9/15/2017 – NEXT plc had its price target raised by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from GBX 4,600 ($61.02) to GBX 5,200 ($68.97). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 9/15/2017 – NEXT plc had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from GBX 4,150 ($55.05) to GBX 4,400 ($58.36). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 9/15/2017 – NEXT plc had its price target raised by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from GBX 4,580 ($60.75) to GBX 4,830 ($64.07). They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 9/14/2017 – NEXT plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.
  • 9/14/2017 – NEXT plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 4,200 ($55.71) price target on the stock.
  • 9/14/2017 – NEXT plc had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They now have a GBX 3,650 ($48.41) price target on the stock.
  • 9/8/2017 – NEXT plc had its price target lowered by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from GBX 4,250 ($56.37) to GBX 4,150 ($55.05). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – NEXT plc had its “underperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a GBX 4,000 ($53.06) price target on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – NEXT plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 4,250 ($56.37) price target on the stock.
  • 8/31/2017 – NEXT plc had its “underweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC.
  • 8/11/2017 – NEXT plc had its price target raised by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from GBX 3,850 ($51.07) to GBX 4,600 ($61.02). They now have an “underperform” rating on the stock.

Shares of NEXT plc (NXT) opened at 5280.00 on Wednesday. NEXT plc has a one year low of GBX 3,565.00 and a one year high of GBX 5,355.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 4,580.58 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 4,252.22. The stock’s market cap is GBX 7.52 billion.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of GBX 53 ($0.70) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.05%. This is a positive change from NEXT plc’s previous dividend of $45.00. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th.

In other news, insider Michael J. Roney bought 9,061 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 4,386 ($58.18) per share, for a total transaction of £397,415.46 ($527,146.12). Also, insider Caroline Goodall bought 450 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 4,294 ($56.96) per share, with a total value of £19,323 ($25,630.72).

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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