Press coverage about Pearson (NYSE:PSO) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pearson earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.5415653248126 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several research firms recently weighed in on PSO. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Pearson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. BNP Paribas raised shares of Pearson from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Pearson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Pearson currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.00.

Pearson (NYSE:PSO) opened at $9.41 on Friday. 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 has a one year low of $7.18 and a one year high of $10.01. The firm has a market cap of $7,510.00, a P/E ratio of -2.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 0.34.

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Pearson 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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