Liberum Capital reissued their sell rating on shares of Pearson (LON:PSON) in a report released on Monday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

PSON has been the topic of several other reports. Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on Pearson from GBX 533 ($7.01) to GBX 535 ($7.04) and gave the company an underperform rating in a research report on Monday, February 24th. Barclays dropped their price objective on Pearson from GBX 620 ($8.16) to GBX 520 ($6.84) and set an underweight rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 17th. UBS Group reaffirmed a neutral rating and set a GBX 625 ($8.22) price objective (up from GBX 600 ($7.89)) on shares of Pearson in a research report on Wednesday, February 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price objective on Pearson from GBX 860 ($11.31) to GBX 776 ($10.21) and set an overweight rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 20th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reissued a sell rating and issued a GBX 525 ($6.91) target price on shares of Pearson in a report on Monday, January 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 622.36 ($8.19).

Pearson stock opened at GBX 486.90 ($6.40) on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 39.39, a current ratio of 2.13 and a quick ratio of 1.06. Pearson has a one year low of GBX 6.87 ($0.09) and a one year high of GBX 951.20 ($12.51). The stock has a market capitalization of $3.83 billion and a PE ratio of 14.32. The business’s fifty day moving average is GBX 550.37 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 648.08.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 26th will be issued a GBX 13.50 ($0.18) dividend. This is an increase from Pearson’s previous dividend of $6.00. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 26th. This represents a yield of 2.4%. Pearson’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.59%.

In other news, insider Sidney Taurel bought 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, March 23rd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 538 ($7.08) per share, with a total value of £538,000 ($707,708.50).

Pearson Company Profile

Pearson plc provides educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies, and individual learners worldwide. The company operates through North America, Core, and Growth segments. It offers courseware services, including curriculum materials provided in book form and/or through access to digital content; and assessments, such as test development, processing, and scoring services.

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