Pearson plc (PSON) Insider Tim Score Acquires 2,610 Shares
Pearson plc (LON:PSON) insider Tim Score purchased 2,610 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 29th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 604 ($8.01) per share, with a total value of £15,764.40 ($20,910.47).
Shares of Pearson plc (PSON) opened at 614.50 on Tuesday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 5.01 billion. Pearson plc has a 1-year low of GBX 552.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 838.00. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 599.60 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 652.95.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 17th were issued a GBX 5 ($0.07) dividend. This represents a yield of 0.8%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 17th.
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A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on PSON shares. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Deutsche Bank AG cut shares of Pearson plc to a “sell” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from GBX 600 ($7.96) to GBX 470 ($6.23) in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Credit Suisse Group lowered their target price on shares of Pearson plc from GBX 730 ($9.68) to GBX 690 ($9.15) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 655 ($8.69) target price on shares of Pearson plc in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Berenberg Bank restated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 490 ($6.50) target price on shares of Pearson plc in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Pearson plc has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 678.67 ($9.00).
Pearson plc Company Profile
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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