How to buy NEXT (NXT) shares

Learn how to easily invest in NEXT shares.

NEXT plc
- p202.00 ( - 2.70%)

NEXT plc (NXT) is a leading apparel retail business based in the UK. It opened the day at 7834p after a previous close of 7818p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 7822p to a high of 8010p. The latest price was 7926p (25 minute delay). NEXT is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 25,491 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in NEXT

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: NXT in this case.
  5. Research NEXT shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your NEXT shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Fees for buying 5x NEXT shares with popular platforms

Share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£396.30 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.81
£398.11 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£404.30 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£408.25 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£404.29 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£396.30 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£405.80 total
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NEXT share price (LSE:NXT)

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Is it a good time to buy NEXT stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

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Is NEXT under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

NEXT's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, NEXT shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

However, NEXT's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the apparel retail industry or those of similar companies.


NEXT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £822.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a NEXT's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

How has coronavirus impacted NEXT's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, NEXT's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 7486p, which is 5.45% up on its pre-crash value of 7078p and 126.09% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 3311p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of NEXT shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £509.29 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £1,072.74.

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like NEXT.

Total ESG risk score

NEXT's total ESG risk: 10.68

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and NEXT's overall score of 10.68 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like NEXT is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

To gain some more context, you can compare NEXT's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

NEXT's environmental score: 1.93/100

Social score

NEXT's social score: 6.52/100

Governance score

NEXT's governance score: 1.09/100

Controversy score

NEXT's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, NEXT scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that NEXT hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

NEXT plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 10.68
Total ESG percentile 5.26
Environmental score 1.93
Social score 6.52
Governance score 1.09
Level of controversy 3

NEXT shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-20.
Previous close7818p
Change %1.3814%
Information last updated 2022-01-14.
52-week range7211.5761p - 8482.3036p
50-day moving average8035.4p
200-day moving average7992.42p
Wall St. target price8776.67p
PE ratio16.3289
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)454.9p

Do NEXT shares pay dividends?


Forward annual dividend yield: 3.65% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 59.47% of net profits

NEXT has paid out, on average, around 59.47% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 3.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NEXT's case, that would currently equate to about 0p per share.

NEXT's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

NEXT's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NEXT's shares have ranged in value from as little as 7211.5761p up to 8482.3036p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NXT.LSE volatility(beta: 1.32)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while NEXT's is 1.318. This would suggest that NEXT's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put NEXT's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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