Pearson plc (LON:PSON) insider Vivienne Cox acquired 289 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 30th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 737 ($9.62) per share, for a total transaction of £2,129.93 ($2,780.22).
Pearson plc (LON:PSON) opened at 802.50 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 819.31 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 856.91. Pearson plc has a 1-year low of GBX 644.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,227.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 6.54 billion.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 18th were issued a GBX 18 ($0.23) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 18th.
PSON has been the topic of several research reports. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 770 ($10.05) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Monday, June 13th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 435 ($5.68) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. Panmure Gordon reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 870 ($11.36) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 925 ($12.07) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. Finally, BNP Paribas reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 1,000 ($13.05) price objective on shares of Pearson plc in a research report on Monday, June 20th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 915.14 ($11.95).
About Pearson plc
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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