Pearson plc (LON:PSON) insider Vivienne Cox acquired 289 shares of Pearson plc stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 30th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 737 ($9.62) per share, with a total value of £2,129.93 ($2,780.22).
Pearson plc (LON:PSON) opened at 758.50 on Monday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 6.18 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 826.49 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 858.75. Pearson plc has a 12-month low of GBX 644.50 and a 12-month high of GBX 1,227.00.
The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 18th were paid a dividend of GBX 18 ($0.23) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 18th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.04%.
Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on PSON shares. Liberum Capital reiterated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 435 ($5.68) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Thursday, July 14th. Shore Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Monday, June 20th. Macquarie reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 1,025 ($13.38) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,050 ($13.71) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, BNP Paribas reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 1,000 ($13.05) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Monday, June 20th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 915.14 ($11.95).
Pearson plc Company Profile
Pearson plc (Pearson) is an international education and media company. The Company has operations in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Core and Growth. The North American business serves educators and students in the United States and Canada from early education through elementary, middle and high schools and into higher education with a range of products and services, such as courseware, assessments and services.
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