Pearson plc (LON:PSON)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Liberum Capital in a report issued on Thursday. They currently have a GBX 330 ($4.26) target price on the stock. Liberum Capital’s price target would indicate a potential downside of 41.95% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on PSON. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) cut their price objective on Pearson plc from GBX 519 ($6.70) to GBX 495 ($6.39) and set a “sell” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, June 19th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 705 ($9.10) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 490 ($6.33) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Investec reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 680.33 ($8.79).

Shares of Pearson plc (LON:PSON) opened at 568.50 on Thursday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 617.93 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 659.79. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 4.63 billion. Pearson plc has a 12-month low of GBX 552.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 838.00.

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In other news, insider Lincoln Wallen bought 581 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 30th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 697 ($9.00) per share, for a total transaction of £4,049.57 ($5,229.98).

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.

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