Pearson (LON:PSON)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reissued by research analysts at UBS Group in a research report issued on Wednesday, Stock Target Advisor reports. They currently have a GBX 625 ($8.22) price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of GBX 600 ($7.89). UBS Group’s target price suggests a potential upside of 14.43% from the stock’s current price.
A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on PSON. Barclays decreased their price objective on Pearson from GBX 620 ($8.16) to GBX 520 ($6.84) and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, January 17th. Deutsche Bank reduced their target price on Pearson from GBX 600 ($7.89) to GBX 500 ($6.58) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 24th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Pearson in a research report on Tuesday, February 11th. Kepler Capital Markets reduced their target price on Pearson from GBX 815 ($10.72) to GBX 650 ($8.55) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 17th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upped their target price on Pearson from GBX 533 ($7.01) to GBX 535 ($7.04) and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Pearson presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 625.91 ($8.23).
Shares of LON PSON opened at GBX 546.20 ($7.18) on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 39.39, a current ratio of 2.13 and a quick ratio of 1.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.48 billion and a P/E ratio of 16.06. Pearson has a 1-year low of GBX 6.87 ($0.09) and a 1-year high of GBX 951.20 ($12.51). The business has a fifty day moving average price of GBX 582.72 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 687.40.
Pearson plc provides educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies, and individual learners worldwide. The company operates through North America, Core, and Growth segments. It offers courseware services, including curriculum materials provided in book form and/or through access to digital content; and assessments, such as test development, processing, and scoring services.
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