Reaffirmed: Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) “Equal weight” Rating Has Been Maintained by Analysts at Barclays Capital; GBX 990.00 Target in Place


Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) Rating Reaffirmed

Barclays Capital now has a GBX 990.00 PT on the 5.84B GBP market cap company or 31.87% upside potential. In a recent report revealed to investors and clients on Thursday morning, Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) shares have had their “Equal weight” Rating reaffirmed by equity research analysts at Barclays Capital.

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 36.66% above today’s (GBX 749) stock price. Pearson PLC was the topic of 87 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Bernstein maintained shares on December 16 with “Outperform” rating. Kepler Cheuvreux maintained shares with “Buy” rating and GBX 975 target share price in a report from a December 8. Jefferies maintained PSON stock in a recent report from December 11 with “Underperform” rating. Natixis maintained the rating on December 4. Natixis has a “Buy” rating and a GBX 1400 price target on shares. Finally, Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in a report issued on a December 9.

Approximately 274,030 shares of stock traded hands. Pearson plc (LON:PSON) has declined 44.80% since May 20, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.54% the S&P500.

Reaffirmed: Pearson PLC (LON:PSON)

Pearson plc is an international education and media company. The company has a market cap of 5.84 billion GBP. The Firm has activities in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. It has 32.1 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.