Today Jefferies Keeps a “Underperform” Rating on Pearson (LON:PSON) and a GBX 685 Target Price


Pearson (LON:PSON) Rating Reaffirmed

The brokerage firm has just set a Estimated Target Price of GBX 685 on Pearson (LON:PSON) shares. This is -5.71% from the price per share. In a very recent research note issued to clients on 11 December, Jefferies has restated their “Underperform” rating on shares of PSON.

From a total of 20 analysts covering Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) stock, 9 rate it a ”Buy”, 5 a “Sell”, and 10 a ”Hold”. This means that 38% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is GBX 1500 while the lowest target price is GBX 640. The mean of all analyst targets is GBX 1034.85 with a 41.38% above today’s (GBX 724) stock price. Pearson PLC was the topic of 85 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Jefferies maintained shares on December 11 with “Underperform” rating. Nomura maintained shares with “Neutral” rating and GBX 950 target share price in a report from a December 3. Deutsche Bank maintained PSON stock in a recent report from December 9 with “Sell” rating. AlphaValue maintained the rating on December 3. AlphaValue has a “Buy” rating and a GBX 1174 price target on shares. Finally, Natixis maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in a report issued on a December 4.

Approximately 1.56 million shares of stock traded hands. Pearson plc (LON:PSON) has declined 44.29% since May 14, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.27% the S&P500.

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Pearson plc is an international education and media company. The company has a market cap of 5.97 billion GBP. The Firm has activities in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. It has 31.03 P/E ratio. The Firm creates and manages intellectual property, which it promotes and sells to its clients under brand names, to inform, educate and entertain.