Pearson plc (PSON) Given Sell Rating at Liberum Capital

Liberum Capital restated their sell rating on shares of Pearson plc (LON:PSON) in a research report sent to investors on Friday, May 12th. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 360 ($4.55) price target on the stock.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. AlphaValue reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 986 ($12.47) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Wednesday, January 18th. Societe Generale lowered their price target on Pearson plc from GBX 1,030 ($13.03) to GBX 960 ($12.14) and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 19th. Barclays PLC lowered their price target on Pearson plc from GBX 740 ($9.36) to GBX 550 ($6.96) and set an equal weight rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 19th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on Pearson plc from GBX 550 ($6.96) to GBX 615 ($7.78) and gave the company an equal weight rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 7th. Finally, Beaufort Securities lowered Pearson plc to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, January 19th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Pearson plc currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 698.71 ($8.84).

Pearson plc (PSON) opened at 713.00 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 699.74 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 701.40. Pearson plc has a 12 month low of GBX 552.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 989.50. The firm’s market cap is GBX 5.81 billion.

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In related news, insider Sidney Taurel purchased 2,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 5th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 726 ($9.18) per share, with a total value of £15,246 ($19,286.53). Also, insider Tim Score purchased 2,264 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 31st. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 672 ($8.50) per share, for a total transaction of £15,214.08 ($19,246.15). In the last ninety days, insiders have acquired 4,481 shares of company stock worth $3,129,195.

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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