News headlines about Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pearson, PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.8059133675283 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several analysts recently issued reports on PSO shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Pearson, PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Macquarie upgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 14th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets lowered shares of Pearson, PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.00.

Shares of Pearson, PLC (PSO) opened at 7.95 on Monday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $8.21 and a 200 day moving average of $8.43. Pearson, PLC has a one year low of $7.04 and a one year high of $11.69. The stock’s market capitalization is $6.48 billion.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.065 per share. This represents a yield of 1.6%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th.

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About Pearson, PLC

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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