FNY Partners Fund LP acquired a new stake in shares of Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 90,264 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $886,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of PSO. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in shares of Pearson by 8.8% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 152,174 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,365,000 after buying an additional 12,270 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Pearson by 0.3% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 132,521 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,189,000 after buying an additional 393 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Pearson by 6.7% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 726,814 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,520,000 after buying an additional 45,855 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Pearson by 58.3% in the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 340,847 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,057,000 after buying an additional 125,554 shares during the period. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada boosted its holdings in shares of Pearson by 45.8% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 905,813 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,125,000 after buying an additional 284,612 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 1.38% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Pearson PLC (PSO) traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $9.66. 182,800 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 289,113. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 1.62. Pearson PLC has a twelve month low of $7.54 and a twelve month high of $10.01.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Pearson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. BNP Paribas raised shares of Pearson from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Pearson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Pearson has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.00.

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Pearson 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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