Is Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) Worth Your Time and Dime Following a Exane BNP Paribas Upgrade?


Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) Stock Upgrade

In a note sent to investors earlier today, Exane BNP Paribas increased shares of Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) to a “Outperform”. Analysts currently have a GBX 1000.00 TP on the shares. Exane BNP Paribas’s TP gives a ppossible upside of 34.77% from the current stock price of the stock.

From a total of 20 analysts covering Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) stock, 9 rate it a ”Buy”, 5 a “Sell”, and 9 a ”Hold”. This means that 39% 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 38.58% above today’s (GBX 738.63) stock price. Pearson PLC was the topic of 86 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. BNP Paribas upgraded shares on December 16 to “Outperform” rating. Natixis maintained shares with “Buy” rating and GBX 1400 target share price in a report from a December 4. Liberum Capital maintained PSON stock in a recent report from December 9 with “Sell” rating. Nomura maintained the rating on December 3. Nomura has a “Neutral” rating and a GBX 950 price target on shares. Finally, Kepler Cheuvreux maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in a report issued on a December 8.

Approximately 2.01M shares of stock traded hands. Pearson plc (LON:PSON) has declined 47.24% since May 19, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 44.61% the S&P500.

 Is Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) Worth Your Time and Dime Following a Exane BNP Paribas Upgrade?

Pearson plc is an international education and media company. The company has a market cap of 5.98 billion GBP. The Firm has activities in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. It has 31.66 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.