Next PLC (NXT.L)
18 Dec 2018
LONDON Fashion retailer Boohoo raised its sales guidance on Wednesday as it beat forecasts with a 22 percent first half profit rise, underlining Britain's rapid shift to online shopping. | Video
Sept 26 The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* CMC Markets sinks 10.9 pct on income warning (Adds closing prices)
LONDON Clothing retailer Next raised its profit guidance after better-than-expected trading in late summer and said it was well prepared should Britain crash out of the EU without a deal, sending its shares higher.
* Shares rise as much as 9.4 pct (Adds CEO, analyst comment, updates shares)
LONDON, Sept 25 Britain's top share index edged up on Tuesday thanks to a surge in oil majors as crude prices hit a four-year high, while retailer Next stole the spotlight after a strong update confounded expectations.
LONDON, Sept 25 British clothing retailer Next reported a 0.5 percent rise in first-half profit and raised its guidance for the full year, saying it did not experience the loss of sales in August or early September it had previously expected.
* Next, Capita down after results; Lloyds up (Adds closing prices)
LONDON Next got a boost from Britain's hot summer with a 2.8 percent rise in second-quarter sales but the fashion retailer does not see the warm glow lasting, sticking to forecasts that indicate little growth for the rest of the year.
* Sticks to forecast, indicating little growth for second half