Pearson plc (LON:PSON) insider Vivienne Cox bought 289 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 30th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 737 ($9.62) per share, with a total value of £2,129.93 ($2,780.22).

Shares of Pearson plc (LON:PSON) opened at 763.00 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 821.06 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 857.63. Pearson plc has a 1-year low of GBX 644.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,227.00. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 6.22 billion.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 18th were issued a GBX 18 ($0.23) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 18th. This represents a yield of 2.04%.

Several research firms have issued reports on PSON. Barclays PLC cut their target price on Pearson plc from GBX 920 ($12.01) to GBX 750 ($9.79) and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Tuesday, September 27th. BNP Paribas cut Pearson plc to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the stock from GBX 1,000 ($13.05) to GBX 900 ($11.75) in a research note on Thursday, September 22nd. Liberum Capital reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 470 ($6.13) target price on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Tuesday, September 20th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 770 ($10.05) target price on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Tuesday, September 13th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 915.14 ($11.95).

About Pearson plc

Pearson plc (Pearson) is an international education and media company. The Company has operations in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Core and Growth. The North American business serves educators and students in the United States and Canada from early education through elementary, middle and high schools and into higher education with a range of products and services, such as courseware, assessments and services.

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