Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities 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.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on PSO. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets downgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 11th.

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Pearson, PLC by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,219,055 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,158,000 after buying an additional 98,540 shares during the last quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan boosted its position in Pearson, PLC by 2.1% in the first quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 1,061,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,002,000 after buying an additional 21,500 shares during the last quarter. UBS Group AG boosted its position in Pearson, PLC by 22.3% in the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 491,555 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,168,000 after buying an additional 89,765 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC boosted its position in Pearson, PLC by 16.2% in the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 479,919 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,305,000 after buying an additional 66,839 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Karp Capital Management Corp bought a new position in Pearson, PLC during the first quarter valued at approximately $3,503,000. 2.03% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Pearson, PLC (NYSE PSO) traded down 1.11% on Monday, hitting $7.99. The stock had a trading volume of 882,844 shares. The stock’s market cap is $6.51 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $8.53 and its 200-day moving average price is $8.42. Pearson, PLC has a 12 month low of $7.04 and a 12 month high of $11.69.

The company also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Investors of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a $0.065 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th. This represents a yield of 1.6%.

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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