Pearson plc (LON:PSON) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 671.24 ($8.67).

PSON has been the subject of a number of research reports. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Credit Suisse Group dropped their price objective on Pearson plc from GBX 730 ($9.43) to GBX 690 ($8.91) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 655 ($8.46) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 490 ($6.33) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 600 ($7.75) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Monday, August 7th.

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In other Pearson plc news, insider Lincoln Wallen purchased 581 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 30th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 697 ($9.00) per share, with a total value of £4,049.57 ($5,229.98).

Pearson plc (LON:PSON) traded down 1.68% during trading on Friday, reaching GBX 586.00. The company had a trading volume of 1,570,552 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 625.65 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 661.90. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 4.78 billion. Pearson plc has a 52 week low of GBX 552.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 838.00.

Pearson plc (LON:PSON) last posted its earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.05. Pearson plc had a negative return on equity of 0.82% and a negative net margin of 0.78%. Equities analysts anticipate that Pearson plc will post $48.31 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be issued a dividend of GBX 5 ($0.06) per share. This represents a yield of 0.8%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 17th.

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 (LON:PSON)

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