News coverage about Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pearson, PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.09346654846 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Pearson, PLC (PSO) traded up $0.05 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $9.19. The company had a trading volume of 504,118 shares, compared to its average volume of 429,359. The company has a quick ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 1.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. Pearson, PLC has a fifty-two week low of $7.04 and a fifty-two week high of $10.31.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on PSO shares. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded Pearson, PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. BNP Paribas upgraded Pearson, PLC from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. BidaskClub downgraded Pearson, PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pearson, PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Pearson, PLC currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.00.

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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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