Shares of Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company.

A number of brokerages have commented on PSO. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Macquarie upgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. BNP Paribas upgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th.

Pearson, PLC (PSO) traded up 1.37% on Friday, reaching $8.15. 396,288 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s market cap is $6.64 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $7.85 and a 200-day moving average of $8.36. Pearson, PLC has a 12-month low of $7.04 and a 12-month high of $10.31.

The business also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th were issued a dividend of $0.065 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 16th. This represents a yield of 1.6%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. US Bancorp DE grew its stake in shares of Pearson, PLC by 20.7% during the 1st quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 11,872 shares of the company’s stock worth $101,000 after acquiring an additional 2,035 shares in the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new position in shares of Pearson, PLC during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $127,000. Timber Hill LLC grew its stake in shares of Pearson, PLC by 31.3% during the 2nd quarter. Timber Hill LLC now owns 16,919 shares of the company’s stock worth $152,000 after acquiring an additional 4,035 shares in the last quarter. Greenleaf Trust grew its stake in shares of Pearson, PLC by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter. Greenleaf Trust now owns 17,180 shares of the company’s stock worth $154,000 after acquiring an additional 361 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Lapides Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Pearson, PLC by 35.5% during the 1st quarter. Lapides Asset Management LLC now owns 19,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $162,000 after acquiring an additional 5,000 shares in the last quarter. 1.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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