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Next thanks Easter, Sainsbury's thanks Argos... but I'm not chasing either

By Chris Bailey | Wednesday 1 May 2019


Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.


How was April for you? Well Next (NXT) had a good time as per today's trading update observing that 'full price sales in the thirteen weeks to Saturday 27 April were up +4.5% on last year. This was +1.3% ahead of our internal forecast of +3.2% for the first quarter. We believe this over performance versus forecast was mainly as a result of unusually warm weather over the Easter holiday period, which was particularly helpful to our Retail stores'…

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