Press coverage about Pearson (NYSE:PSO) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pearson earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.8171588784635 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Pearson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.00.
Shares of Pearson (NYSE:PSO) traded down $0.09 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $9.65. 270,181 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 299,658. The company has a current ratio of 1.62, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. Pearson has a one year low of $7.62 and a one year high of $10.01. The company has a market capitalization of $7,600.00, a PE ratio of -2.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.46 and a beta of 0.36.
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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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