Headlines about Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pearson, PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 44.7264719569469 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Pearson, PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Kepler Capital Markets cut Pearson, PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. BidaskClub raised Pearson, PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Macquarie raised Pearson, PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Pearson, PLC currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.00.

Shares of Pearson, PLC (NYSE PSO) opened at 7.90 on Thursday. Pearson, PLC has a one year low of $7.04 and a one year high of $11.69. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $8.41 and its 200-day moving average price is $8.43. The company’s market capitalization is $6.44 billion.

The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.065 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th. This represents a yield of 1.6%.

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About Pearson, PLC

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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