Pearson (LON:PSON) Earns “Buy” Rating from Citigroup

Citigroup restated their buy rating on shares of Pearson (LON:PSONFree Report) in a report released on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. The firm currently has a GBX 1,170 ($14.99) target price on the stock.

A number of other research firms have also recently weighed in on PSON. Shore Capital reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Pearson in a research report on Friday, April 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on shares of Pearson from GBX 1,200 ($15.37) to GBX 1,220 ($15.63) and gave the company an overweight rating in a report on Wednesday, March 20th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft increased their price objective on shares of Pearson from GBX 1,050 ($13.45) to GBX 1,052 ($13.48) and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Friday, July 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat.com, the company currently has an average rating of Moderate Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 1,101.75 ($14.11).

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Pearson Price Performance

LON PSON opened at GBX 1,007.50 ($12.91) on Monday. The business’s fifty day moving average is GBX 969.38 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 979.66. Pearson has a fifty-two week low of GBX 809.60 ($10.37) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 1,046.50 ($13.40). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 30.19, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.73. The company has a market capitalization of £6.77 billion, a PE ratio of 1,900.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.83 and a beta of 0.32.

Insider Buying and Selling at Pearson

In related news, insider Annette Thomas bought 383 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 28th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 985 ($12.62) per share, with a total value of £3,772.55 ($4,832.27). Insiders own 0.28% of the company’s stock.

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Pearson plc offers educational courseware, assessments, and services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, other European countries, and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills, and Higher Education.

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