Posts in LSE:NXT

Which Retailer Should You Buy For Growth and Income? NEXT Plc, Debenhams Plc, ASOS Plc Or Boohoo.com plc?

Today, I'm looking at two investing themes: growth and income.  I'll compare ASOS (LSE:ASC) vs Boohoo.com (LSE:BOO) and Next (LSE:NXT) vs Debenhams (LSE:DEB).  I show you how I believe a blended approach of growth and income could reward patient investors over the long term.

Fashion Fight: Should You Buy NEXT plc, ASOS plc Or Marks and Spencer Group Plc?

Today I am running the rule over three of the country's biggest clothing retailers all vying for your custom.

NEXT

Despite the effect of heavy discounting across the High Street, NEXT (LSE:NXT) continues to defy these pressures and punch excellent sales growth, Indeed, full-price sales advanced 2.9% from late October to Christmas Eve, drawing envious glances from many of its retail peers and driven by its red-hot Next Directory catalogue and online division.

NEXT plc To Return £90m Per Quarter To Shareholders Via Special Dividends

Next (LSE:NXT) this morning said that it has paid a special dividend of 50p per share, as it announced in a trading statement at the end of December.  Next says that the payment is in line with its well-established policy of returning surplus cash to shareholders via share buybacks or special dividends. Next's share price  is up 0.5% at the time of writing.

Next downgraded by Jefferies

Equity research analysts at Jefferies have downgraded their recommendation on Next (LON:NXT) to underperform from hold, stating that they believe the multi-channel retailer's competitive advantage is diminishing.

The broker also highlighted that it lowered its pre-tax profit estimates back in December and downgraded to hold, yet the stock has rallied 10 per cent since then, leaving it trading on c.16x its calendar 2016 EPS estimate.

Price target has been left unchanged at 6,000 pence per share.

At 2:30pm: (LON:NXT) Next PLC share price was -67.5p at 7167.5p

Why You May Be Tempted To Sell Associated British Foods plc & NEXT plc To Buy Monitise Plc & Tullow Oil plc

I have been wondering for a month or so whether it would be a good time to sell high-quality names such as Associated British Foods (LSE:ABF) and NEXT (LSE:NXT) to add risk to a diversified portfolio by acquiring Monitise (LSE:MONI) and Tullow Oil (LSE:TLW). If I were invested I wouldn't do the switch right now, but here are a few things you should consider about the valuations of these four companies before making up your mind.

Director Deals - Next PLC (NXT)

David Keens, Financial Director, exercised 158 shares in the company on the 23rd January 2015 at a price of 2084.00p. The Director now holds 234,488 shares.

Director deals data provided by www.directorsholdings.com

ASOS PLC, Tesco PLC And Next PLC: The Future Of Retail

At the height of the tech bull market of the 1990s, there was much talk about technology's role in the future. Many of the predictions from that decade have reached fruition. People said that the Internet would change everything. I guess that it has.

There was also talk of what was called 'disintermediation'. Basically this means that the traditional distribution channels -- such as shops, wholesalers and brokers -- would be replaced by companies dealing direct with customers, via the Internet.

3 Shares Poised For Explosive Earnings Growth Beyond 2015: Barclays PLC, Blinkx Plc And NEXT plc

Today I am looking at three stock stars that are expected to deliver stunning earnings expansion beyond 2015.

Barclays

Boosted by a solid uptick in the UK economy, banking behemoth Barclays (LSE:BARC) (NYSE: BCS.US) has seen its operations on the High Street bounce higher in recent times.

Why Supergroup PLC Could Outperform Sports Direct International Plc, Next plc And Burberry Group plc

Today's update from Supergroup (LSE:SGP) is highly encouraging and shows that the fashion retailer is making good progress under its new management team. Retail sales for the 11 weeks to 10 January increased by 17.8%, with like-for-like sales growing by 12.4%.

Why NEXT plc And Burberry Group plc Are Beating Marks and Spencer Group Plc & Supergroup PLC

If you invest in the fashion business, you really need to know which companies to for -- it's the ones with good long-term track records that keep bringing in the cash, not the latest fashionable ones.

Look at NEXT (LSE:NXT) versus Marks & Spencer (LSE:MKS) for example; both general fashion retailers and both with their own brands, but having remarkably different degrees of success.