Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Pearson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 16th.
Pearson (NYSE:PSO) opened at $9.10 on Friday. Pearson has a one year low of $7.62 and a one year high of $10.01. The company has a quick ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 1.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46.
A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in Pearson by 15.9% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 44,682 shares of the company’s stock valued at $438,000 after buying an additional 6,140 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC grew its holdings in Pearson by 19.4% during the 4th quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 454,809 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,466,000 after buying an additional 74,034 shares during the last quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP acquired a new stake in Pearson during the 4th quarter valued at $886,000. SG Americas Securities LLC grew its holdings in Pearson by 18.3% during the 4th quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 177,065 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,739,000 after buying an additional 27,364 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp grew its holdings in Pearson by 72.1% during the 3rd quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 46,693 shares of the company’s stock valued at $380,000 after buying an additional 19,561 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 1.39% of the company’s stock.
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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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