Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO) was up 1.6% on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $11.81 and last traded at $11.78, with a volume of 234,436 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $11.60.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on PSO shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pearson PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 20th. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Pearson PLC in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Pearson PLC in a research note on Saturday, May 14th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Pearson PLC in a research note on Friday, May 20th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Pearson PLC in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Pearson PLC currently has an average rating of “Hold”.

The firm has a market capitalization of $9.59 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.73. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $12.43 and a 200-day moving average of $11.92.

Pearson plc (Pearson) is an international education and media company. The Company has operations in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Core and Growth. The North American business serves educators and students in the United States and Canada from early education through elementary, middle and high schools and into higher education with a range of products and services, such as courseware, assessments and services.

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