How to buy NEXT shares

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NEXT plc (NXT) is a leading apparel retail business based in the UK. NEXT is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 28,545 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.

NEXT share price

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NEXT shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range3311p - 8180p
50-day moving average 7247.8823p
200-day moving average 6271.8804p
Wall St. target price5337.47p
PE ratio 30.8178
Dividend yield 1.68p (3.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 256.8p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is it a good time to buy NEXT stock?

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Is NEXT under- or over-valued?

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

NEXT's 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 31x. In other words, NEXT shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

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

NEXT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £626 million.

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

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

NEXT financials

Revenue TTM £3.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.39%
Gross profit TTM £1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.64%
Return on equity TTM 108.2%
Profit margin 9.37%
Book value 3.064p
Market capitalisation £10.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

NEXT's 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.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

NEXT's total ESG risk score

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 01/01/2019) 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.

NEXT's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.93/100

NEXT's social score

Social score: 6.52/100

NEXT's governance score

Governance score: 1.09/100

NEXT's controversy score

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 share dividends

22%

Dividend payout ratio: 22.42% of net profits

Recently NEXT has paid out, on average, around 22.42% of 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), NEXT 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 1.68p per share.

While NEXT's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that NEXT is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

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

Have NEXT's shares ever split?

NEXT's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 24 December 1984. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NEXT shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NEXT shares which in turn could have impacted NEXT's share price.

NEXT share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NEXT's shares have ranged in value from as little as 3311p up to 8180p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NXT.LSE volatility(beta: 1.13)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 1.1287. This would suggest that NEXT's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly 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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NEXT overview

NEXT plc engages in the retail of clothing, footwear, and home products in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and internationally. The company operates through seven segments: NEXT Retail, NEXT Online, NEXT Finance, NEXT International Retail, NEXT Sourcing, Lipsy, and Property Management. It operates retail stores; NEXT Online, a online retail platform; and 185 franchise stores in 31 countries. The company also offers consumer credit for NEXT customers; NEXT branded products; and women's fashion products under the Lipsy's own brand and other third-party brands. In addition, it provides property management services, including holding and lease of properties. The company was formerly known as J Hepworth & Son and changed its name to NEXT plc in 1986. NEXT plc was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Enderby, the United Kingdom.

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