Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Insider Acquires £15,757.76 in Stock

Pearson plc (LON:PSON) insider Tim Score acquired 2,141 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 736 ($9.98) per share, with a total value of £15,757.76 ($21,369.35).

Tim Score also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, September 29th, Tim Score purchased 2,610 shares of Pearson stock. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 604 ($8.19) per share, with a total value of £15,764.40 ($21,378.36).

Pearson plc (LON:PSON) traded down GBX 4 ($0.05) during midday trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 723.20 ($9.81). The company had a trading volume of 2,617,803 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,160,000. Pearson plc has a 52 week low of GBX 552 ($7.49) and a 52 week high of GBX 820.50 ($11.13). The company has a market cap of $5,800.00 and a P/E ratio of -276.03.

Several equities analysts have commented on PSON shares. Liberum Capital reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 330 ($4.48) price objective on shares of Pearson in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 690 ($9.36) price objective on shares of Pearson in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. Deutsche Bank lowered Pearson to a “sell” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from GBX 600 ($8.14) to GBX 470 ($6.37) in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 495 ($6.71) price objective on shares of Pearson in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Jefferies Group raised their price objective on Pearson from GBX 523 ($7.09) to GBX 541 ($7.34) and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 672 ($9.11).

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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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