Pearson, PLC (PSO) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $10.00.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on PSO shares. Deutsche Bank AG cut shares of Pearson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. BNP Paribas upgraded shares of Pearson from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Pearson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Pearson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 16th.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in shares of Pearson by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 12,051 shares of the company’s stock worth $109,000 after buying an additional 179 shares during the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Pearson during the 2nd quarter worth about $127,000. Timber Hill LLC lifted its stake in shares of Pearson by 31.3% during the 2nd quarter. Timber Hill LLC now owns 16,919 shares of the company’s stock worth $152,000 after buying an additional 4,035 shares during the last quarter. Greenleaf Trust lifted its stake in shares of Pearson by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter. Greenleaf Trust now owns 17,180 shares of the company’s stock worth $154,000 after buying an additional 361 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FCA Corp TX lifted its stake in shares of Pearson by 33.3% during the 2nd quarter. FCA Corp TX now owns 20,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $179,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 1.52% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Pearson (PSO) opened at $9.38 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 1.62. Pearson has a 12 month low of $7.04 and a 12 month high of $10.31.

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Pearson Company Profile

Pearson plc (Pearson) is a learning company. The Company delivers learning through providing a range of educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies and individual learners. The Company operates through three segments, which include North America, Core and Growth.

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