Pearson (NYSE:PSO) Lifted to Buy at StockNews.com

Pearson (NYSE:PSOGet Free Report) was upgraded by investment analysts at StockNews.com from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Pearson Price Performance

Shares of Pearson stock traded up $0.14 during trading on Friday, reaching $12.41. 362,396 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 415,423. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $12.67 and its 200 day moving average price is $12.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 1.73 and a quick ratio of 1.67. Pearson has a 1-year low of $9.77 and a 1-year high of $13.18.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Pearson

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in PSO. First Affirmative Financial Network increased its holdings in shares of Pearson by 8.7% during the fourth quarter. First Affirmative Financial Network now owns 16,519 shares of the company’s stock worth $203,000 after buying an additional 1,328 shares in the last quarter. QRG Capital Management Inc. increased its holdings in Pearson by 8.4% in the 4th quarter. QRG Capital Management Inc. now owns 18,159 shares of the company’s stock worth $223,000 after purchasing an additional 1,403 shares in the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its position in Pearson by 169.5% in the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,382 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,000 after purchasing an additional 1,498 shares during the last quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Pearson by 2.5% during the third quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P. now owns 72,604 shares of the company’s stock valued at $765,000 after purchasing an additional 1,743 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Quadrant Capital Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of Pearson by 18.0% during the fourth quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 13,473 shares of the company’s stock worth $166,000 after purchasing an additional 2,054 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 2.14% of the company’s stock.

Pearson Company Profile

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Pearson plc offers educational courseware, assessments, and services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, other European countries, and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills, and Higher Education.

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