Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Pearson, PLC (PSO) Stock Price

News coverage about Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pearson, PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.0919510318669 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Pearson, PLC (PSO) opened at 7.74 on Thursday. Pearson, PLC has a 52-week low of $7.04 and a 52-week high of $10.45. The company’s market capitalization is $6.31 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $8.03 and a 200 day moving average price of $8.40.

The business also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Investors of record on Friday, August 18th will be issued a $0.065 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 16th. This represents a yield of 1.6%.

PSO has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Pearson, PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Pearson, PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price for the company in a research note on Saturday, June 3rd. Finally, Macquarie raised Pearson, PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Pearson, PLC currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.00.

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Pearson, PLC Company Profile

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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