News articles about Pearson (NYSE:PSO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pearson earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 44.7355984972748 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Pearson (NYSE PSO) traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $10.00. The stock had a trading volume of 255,246 shares, compared to its average volume of 526,992. Pearson has a 12-month low of $7.04 and a 12-month high of $10.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 1.62.
A number of equities analysts have commented on PSO shares. BNP Paribas raised Pearson from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Pearson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut Pearson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.00.
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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