Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO) was upgraded by analysts at Societe Generale from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on PSO. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Pearson PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 29th. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Pearson PLC in a research note on Monday, August 1st. BNP Paribas downgraded shares of Pearson PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Pearson PLC in a research note on Wednesday, October 19th. Finally, Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Pearson PLC in a research note on Sunday, July 31st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

Analyst Recommendations for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)

Shares of Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO) opened at 9.47 on Monday. Pearson PLC has a 12 month low of $8.99 and a 12 month high of $13.20. The stock has a market cap of $7.72 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.14 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a 50 day moving average of $9.51 and a 200 day moving average of $11.17.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Pearson PLC by 13.8% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,712,053 shares of the company’s stock worth $35,230,000 after buying an additional 329,907 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley boosted its position in shares of Pearson PLC by 219.0% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 463,357 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,537,000 after buying an additional 318,092 shares in the last quarter. OLD Mission Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Pearson PLC during the second quarter worth about $3,451,000. Jane Street Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Pearson PLC by 13.2% in the second quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 1,897,017 shares of the company’s stock worth $24,642,000 after buying an additional 220,969 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Pearson PLC by 351.1% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 201,286 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,524,000 after buying an additional 156,669 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 2.07% of the company’s stock.

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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