Pearson (LON:PSON) Stock Passes Above Two Hundred Day Moving Average of $837.92

Pearson plc (LON:PSONGet Free Report)’s share price passed above its two hundred day moving average during trading on Tuesday . The stock has a two hundred day moving average of GBX 837.92 ($10.49) and traded as high as GBX 888.80 ($11.12). Pearson shares last traded at GBX 877 ($10.97), with a volume of 1,074,381 shares traded.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,230 ($15.39) price target on shares of Pearson in a report on Friday, June 23rd. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Pearson in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat, Pearson has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of GBX 1,015 ($12.70).

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Pearson Stock Up 0.9 %

The stock has a market capitalization of £6.34 billion, a PE ratio of 2,192.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.83 and a beta of 0.31. The company has a current ratio of 2.16, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 34.17. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 844.39 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 837.92.

Pearson Cuts Dividend

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 18th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 10th will be issued a GBX 7 ($0.09) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a yield of 0.8%. Pearson’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 5,500.00%.

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

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