Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $11.00.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on PSO shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pearson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. BNP Paribas upgraded Pearson from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Deutsche Bank downgraded Pearson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th.

Shares of Pearson (PSO) opened at $9.90 on Tuesday. Pearson has a 52-week low of $7.04 and a 52-week high of $10.01. The company has a current ratio of 1.62, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Pearson by 0.3% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 132,521 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,189,000 after acquiring an additional 393 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in shares of Pearson by 8.8% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 152,174 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,365,000 after acquiring an additional 12,270 shares in the last quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Pearson by 81.8% in the third quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. now owns 31,166 shares of the company’s stock valued at $254,000 after acquiring an additional 14,025 shares in the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Pearson in the second quarter valued at about $127,000. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp raised its holdings in shares of Pearson by 72.1% in the third quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 46,693 shares of the company’s stock valued at $380,000 after acquiring an additional 19,561 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 1.39% of the company’s stock.

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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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