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The week ahead: Next, Antofagasta, Lamprell, EnQuest

The week ahead: Next, Antofagasta, Lamprell, EnQuest

Retailer Next looks set to report "record" numbers, miner Antofagasta will publish its annual results after a troubled few weeks, and a bunch of other listed firms will reveal full-year figures in the week ahead.

Next group FD to step down

Next group finance director David Keens will step down from the board on 1 April and leave the group in May.

The group announced in May that Keens would retire shortly after completion of the 2015 annual results. These will be released on 19 March.

Next also announced that his successor would be Amanda James and it has now confirmed that she will be appointed on 1 April.

Keens has been with Next for 29 years and finance director for 24 years.

The company says: "He has seen many changes over that time and has been an outstanding guardian of our finances.

Is Boohoo.Com PLC A Better Buy Than N Brown Group plc Or NEXT plc?

Shares in N Brown Group (LSE:BWNG) has have tumbled following another profit warning today, while Boohoo.com (LSE:BOO) has climbed after a solid trading update.

In this article, I look ask whether either company is a buy -- or whether investors looking for retail exposure are better off with high-performing high street chain NEXT (LSE:NXT).

No tears at Boohoo

Following January's 40% share price crash, I believe Boohoo.com has started to look like one of the best online retailing plays available to UK investors.

3.7 More Reasons To Buy Vodafone Group plc, NEXT plc & easyJet plc

Latest eurozone retail data released last week has considerably boosted the revenues outlook for a wide array of FTSE stocks. According to Eurostat, sales in the region surged 3.7% in January from the corresponding month in 2014, the fourth consecutive monthly rise and the biggest annual increase since May 2005.

With this in mind I have picked three London-listed lovelies set to benefit from these improved conditions.

Why ITV plc, Galliford Try plc, Greggs plc, NEXT plc And Rightmove Plc Are Soaring

When is the FTSE 100 finally going to break through the 7,000 barrier? It's impossible to tell, but there are plenty of shares in the various indices reaching for the sky:

ITV

Broadcaster ITV (LSE:ITV) is up 25% over the past 12 months to 247p, and 375% over five years. As telecoms technology becomes increasingly indistinguishable between providers, content is the key these days, and that's helped ITV to more than double its EPS between 2010 and 2014, with two more years of growth forecast.

ASOS plc, Boohoo.Com PLC, Debenhams Plc, Next plc, Sports Direct International Plc: Which Retailer Will Win?

ASOS

Investors in ASOS (LSE:ASC) have enjoyed a great start to the year, with the online fashion company seeing its share price surge by 25% year-to-date. Clearly, this is good news but, with a sky-high valuation, it continues to be difficult to justify buying a slice of the company.

Nomura turns its attention to retail stocks

Nomura has come out and said that its strategists remain cautious over the general European retail sector; but, in spite of this, upped its target prices on UK retailers ASOS (LON:ASC) and Next (LON:NXT).

The broker bumped its target on ASC to 3,110 pence a share (from 2,500 pence), while NXT moved to 7,200 pence (from 6,800 pence).

Analysts maintained buy and neutral investment ratings, respectively.

NEXT plc And Burberry Group plc Continue To Soar While ASOS plc Remains In The Dumps

It's a fickle business to invest in, the rag trade, and the fortunes of three of the UK's favourite fashion stocks show how differently things can turn out.

On the one hand, we have high-street supremo NEXT (LSE:NXT) and upmarket designer Burberry (LSE:BRBY)(NASDAQOTH: BURBY.US) both hitting new 52-week highs, and on the other there's online retailer ASOS (LSE:ASC)(NASDAQOTH: ASOMF.US) sitting on a 12-month fall of 51%.

The Fall For NEXT plc & Whitbread plc Could Be Painful As The FTSE 100 Flirts With Record Highs

I don't think a big correction in the equity markets is likely, but certain stocks -- such as those of NEXT (LSE:NXT) and Whitbread (LSE:WTB) -- may come under pressure, even if the FTSE 100's rally continues. Here's why. 

3 Top Picks On The UK’s Booming Economy: Dixons Carphone PLC, Home Retail Group Plc & NEXT plc

The boom times are back! Figures released this morning show that UK unemployment has hit a six-year low, job openings are at their highest levels on record and wages are growing.

What's more, figures released at the end of last year show that the UK economy is now 2.9% bigger than the pre-recession peak. Economic growth of 2% to 3% is expected this year.