Citigroup Reiterates Buy Rating for Pearson (LON:PSON)

Citigroup reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Pearson (LON:PSONFree Report) in a report published on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Citigroup currently has a GBX 1,170 ($14.99) target price on the stock.

PSON has been the subject of a number of other research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on Pearson from GBX 1,200 ($15.37) to GBX 1,220 ($15.63) and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 20th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft raised their price objective on shares of Pearson from GBX 1,050 ($13.45) to GBX 1,052 ($13.48) and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Friday, July 5th. Finally, Shore Capital restated a buy rating on shares of Pearson in a research note on Friday, April 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock has an average rating of Moderate Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 1,101.75 ($14.11).

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Pearson Stock Performance

Shares of PSON stock opened at GBX 1,007.50 ($12.91) on Monday. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 969.38 and its two-hundred day moving average is GBX 979.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 30.19, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.73. Pearson has a 1 year low of GBX 809.60 ($10.37) and a 1 year high of GBX 1,046.50 ($13.40). The firm has a market cap of £6.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,900.94, a PEG ratio of 0.83 and a beta of 0.32.

Insider Transactions at Pearson

In other news, insider Annette Thomas bought 383 shares of Pearson stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 28th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 985 ($12.62) per share, for a total transaction of £3,772.55 ($4,832.27). Company insiders own 0.28% of the company’s stock.

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Pearson plc offers educational courseware, assessments, and services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, other European countries, and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills, and Higher Education.

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