Pearson plc (LON:PSON) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 669.47 ($8.88).

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 975 ($12.93) target price on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 705 ($9.35) target price on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 600 ($7.96) target price on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Investec reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Shore Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th.

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Pearson plc (LON PSON) traded up 1.07% during trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 613.50. The company had a trading volume of 1,930,091 shares. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 5.00 billion. Pearson plc has a 52 week low of GBX 552.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 838.00. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 599.74 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 652.37.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 17th were issued a GBX 5 ($0.07) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 17th. This represents a yield of 0.8%.

In related news, insider Tim Score bought 2,610 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 29th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 604 ($8.01) per share, for a total transaction of £15,764.40 ($20,910.47).

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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