Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the fifteen research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pearson, PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Macquarie raised shares of Pearson, PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Kepler Capital Markets downgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued an “underperform” rating on shares of Pearson, PLC in a research note on Monday, March 27th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th.

Shares of Pearson, PLC (PSO) traded down 0.12% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $8.30. 343,302 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s market capitalization is $6.76 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $8.78 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.48. Pearson, PLC has a 52 week low of $7.04 and a 52 week high of $12.90.

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Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in Pearson, PLC by 1.5% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 12,051 shares of the company’s stock valued at $109,000 after buying an additional 179 shares during the last quarter. Greenleaf Trust boosted its stake in Pearson, PLC by 2.1% in the second quarter. Greenleaf Trust now owns 17,180 shares of the company’s stock valued at $154,000 after buying an additional 361 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in Pearson, PLC by 1.3% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 47,153 shares of the company’s stock valued at $387,000 after buying an additional 614 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in Pearson, PLC by 1.5% in the first quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 51,205 shares of the company’s stock valued at $434,000 after buying an additional 744 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Guggenheim Capital LLC boosted its stake in Pearson, PLC by 5.3% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 18,493 shares of the company’s stock valued at $185,000 after buying an additional 925 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 2.04% of the company’s stock.

Pearson, PLC 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.

Analyst Recommendations for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO)

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