|Bid||4,690.00 x 86800|
|Ask||4,820.00 x 18000|
|Day's Range||4,690.00 - 4,759.00|
|52 Week Range||3,565.00 - 5,355.00|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||10.99|
|Earnings Date||Mar 23, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.58 (3.32%)|
|1y Target Est||4,674.95|
Jan.03 -- Next Plc reported stronger-than-expected Christmas sales and lifted its profit guidance. Bloomberg’s Charles Allen has more on "Bloomberg Markets."
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By Helen Reid LONDON (Reuters) - A rally in European stocks picked up pace on Thursday as services growth data for the euro zone confirmed a strengthening economy was bolstering corporate activity. The ...
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U.K. stocks close a volatile day in positive territory on Wednesday, as energy majors rally on the back of rising oil prices and retailer Next jumped after an upbeat trading report.
British clothing chain Next (NXT.L) reported better-than-expected Christmas sales, helped by colder weather, sending shares across the sector higher on hopes other retailers have defied forecasts for gloomy festive trading. With Britain's consumers being squeezed by slow wage growth and the jump in inflation that followed the 2016 Brexit vote, expectations for Christmas spending had been subdued. Growth in online sales more than compensated for lower sales in stores.
British clothing retailer Next (NXT.L) is much more optimistic about its prospects than it was in January last year when it issued a profit warning, its boss said on Wednesday. "We're a lot more confident than we were at this point last year, which is why we are returning to the (share) buyback," Chief Executive Simon Wolfson told Reuters. Earlier, Next upgraded its full-year profit forecast for the 2017-18 year after it beat guidance for sales in the run-up to Christmas.
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Next Plc brought some cheer to U.K. retailers struggling with Brexit-related costs and the rise of online shopping, reporting stronger-than-expected Christmas sales and lifting its profit guidance.
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