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

Pearson plc (LON:PSONGet Free Report) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” from the six analysts that are covering the company, reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,010 ($12.64).

Several analysts have issued reports on PSON shares. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Pearson in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their target price on shares of Pearson from GBX 1,190 ($14.89) to GBX 1,210 ($15.14) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday.

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Pearson Trading Up 0.3 %

LON:PSON opened at GBX 894.20 ($11.19) on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 34.17, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 2.16. Pearson has a one year low of GBX 749.40 ($9.38) and a one year high of GBX 1,006.29 ($12.59). The business’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 848.38 and its 200 day simple moving average is GBX 837.87. The stock has a market cap of £6.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,235.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.83 and a beta of 0.31.

Pearson Cuts Dividend

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

About Pearson

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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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