Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Receives Average Rating of “Moderate Buy” from Analysts

Pearson plc (LON:PSONGet Rating) has earned an average recommendation of “Moderate Buy” from the seven brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 978 ($11.56).

Several analysts have commented on PSON shares. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Pearson in a research report on Monday, October 24th. Berenberg Bank boosted their target price on shares of Pearson from GBX 742 ($8.77) to GBX 780 ($9.22) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 23rd. Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 910 ($10.76) target price on shares of Pearson in a research report on Wednesday, October 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their target price on shares of Pearson from GBX 1,080 ($12.77) to GBX 1,060 ($12.53) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 25th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,140 ($13.48) target price on shares of Pearson in a research report on Tuesday, October 25th.

Pearson Stock Up 0.1 %

Pearson stock opened at GBX 987.20 ($11.67) on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 30.17, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.90. The firm has a market cap of £7.12 billion and a PE ratio of 2,742.22. Pearson has a twelve month low of GBX 571 ($6.75) and a twelve month high of GBX 994.20 ($11.76). The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 920.10 and its two-hundred day moving average price is GBX 843.99.

Pearson Company Profile

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Pearson plc provides educational courseware, assessments, and services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, other European countries, and internationally. It operates through five segments: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Higher Education, and Workforce Skills.

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