Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on PSO. Macquarie upgraded Pearson, PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pearson, PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded Pearson, PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. BidaskClub downgraded Pearson, PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, BNP Paribas upgraded Pearson, PLC from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. US Bancorp DE increased its holdings in Pearson, PLC by 1.5% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 12,051 shares of the company’s stock valued at $109,000 after purchasing an additional 179 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in Pearson, PLC during the 2nd quarter worth about $127,000. Timber Hill LLC grew its holdings in Pearson, PLC by 31.3% during the 2nd quarter. Timber Hill LLC now owns 16,919 shares of the company’s stock worth $152,000 after acquiring an additional 4,035 shares during the period. Greenleaf Trust grew its holdings in Pearson, PLC by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter. Greenleaf Trust now owns 17,180 shares of the company’s stock worth $154,000 after acquiring an additional 361 shares during the period. Finally, FCA Corp TX grew its holdings in Pearson, PLC by 33.3% during the 2nd quarter. FCA Corp TX now owns 20,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $179,000 after acquiring an additional 5,000 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 1.52% of the company’s stock.

Pearson, PLC (PSO) traded down $0.02 during trading on Thursday, hitting $9.12. 432,283 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 599,783. Pearson, PLC has a 1 year low of $7.04 and a 1 year high of $10.31. The company has a current ratio of 1.62, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46.

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Pearson, PLC Company Profile

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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