Retailers Disappoint Shareholders as Sales Slump

Trading updates for the key Christmas period for UK retailers were a mixed bag, with a couple of profit warnings thrown in for good measure

David Brenchley 12 January, 2018 | 7:03AM

Next defied analyst expectations by growing sales over the festive period. Others were not so lucky

Investors in UK stocks spend much of the first few weeks of the year digesting festive trading updates from both high-street and online retailers.

Being first to report, Next (NXT) has become something of a bellwether for the UK high street and there are plenty of aspects to the firm’s 2017 results that can be extrapolated for the rest of the sector.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
ASOS PLC3,440.00 GBP0.00
Boohoo Group PLC387.50 GBP0.00
Brown (N) Group PLC36.50 GBP0.00
Franklin UK Equity Income W Acc1.88 GBP-0.57
Halfords Group PLC173.40 GBP0.00
JD Sports Fashion PLC652.60 GBP0.00
Joules Group PLC107.75 GBP0.00
Majestic Wine PLC409.50 GBP0.00
Marks & Spencer Group PLC98.16 GBP0.00
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets PLC185.35 GBP0.00
Moss Bros Group PLC  
Mothercare PLC6.94 GBP0.00
Next PLC4,798.00 GBP0.00
Sainsbury (J) PLC197.25 GBP0.00
Superdry PLC143.00 GBP0.00
Ted Baker PLC80.00 GBP0.00
Tesco PLC221.50 GBP0.00
Topps Tiles PLC46.80 GBP0.00

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