Pearson (LON:PSON)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by stock analysts at Shore Capital in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on PSON. Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Pearson to a “sell” rating and lowered their target price for the company from GBX 600 ($8.14) to GBX 470 ($6.37) in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 330 ($4.48) target price on shares of Pearson in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their target price on shares of Pearson from GBX 740 ($10.04) to GBX 763 ($10.35) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Jefferies Group raised their target price on shares of Pearson from GBX 523 ($7.09) to GBX 541 ($7.34) and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 490 ($6.64) target price on shares of Pearson in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 656.53 ($8.90).

Shares of Pearson (PSON) traded up GBX 1 ($0.01) on Wednesday, reaching GBX 680.20 ($9.22). 4,640,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,470,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,440.00 and a P/E ratio of -259.62. Pearson has a 1-year low of GBX 552 ($7.49) and a 1-year high of GBX 773 ($10.48).

In other news, insider Tim Score bought 2,141 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 736 ($9.98) per share, for a total transaction of £15,757.76 ($21,369.35).

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About Pearson

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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