Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $8.14 and last traded at $8.20, with a volume of 41352 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.62.
Several research analysts recently issued reports on PSO shares. Deutsche Bank raised shares of Pearson from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pearson from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Citigroup raised shares of Pearson from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 29th. Finally, UBS Group raised shares of Pearson from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $10.95.
The company has a quick ratio of 1.80, a current ratio of 1.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. The company has a market capitalization of $6.38 billion, a PE ratio of 8.77 and a beta of 0.13. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $8.77 and its 200-day simple moving average is $9.92.
Pearson Company Profile (NYSE:PSO)
Pearson plc provides educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies, and individual learners worldwide. The company operates through three segments: North America, Core, and Growth. It offers courseware services, including curriculum materials provided in book form and/or via access to digital content; and assessments, such as test development, processing, and scoring services.
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