Blog: Leonie BarrieBigger picture shows Next success

Leonie Barrie | 6 August 2008

This week saw a heady mention for Next Plc in The Times newspaper's top ten share price growers - with the UK retailer out-gunning the likes of Nokia and Google.

The Times noted that although Next has suffered a sharp fall in the past year, investors who held GBP5,624 worth of Next shares in December 1990 would have become millionaires by 2007.

Its recent market slide has reportedly cut that that figure in half though, and investors would have been depressed with news last week that like-for-like sales at Next fell by 6% in the first six months of the year.

The the chain has also warning that a similar slowdown is likely in its second half.

The Times list is drawn up on shares that could have been bought for next-to-nothing before later creating a fortune.

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