Headlines about Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pearson, PLC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9495487576757 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Pearson, PLC (NYSE PSO) traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $9.11. 382,500 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 546,028. Pearson, PLC has a 52-week low of $7.04 and a 52-week high of $10.31. The company has a quick ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 1.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46.

A number of research firms have commented on PSO. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub cut shares of Pearson, PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. BNP Paribas upgraded shares of Pearson, PLC from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG cut shares of Pearson, PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Pearson, PLC has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

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About Pearson, PLC

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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