Media coverage about Pearson (NYSE:PSO) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pearson earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 44.3669151353063 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently issued reports on PSO. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Pearson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. BNP Paribas upgraded shares of Pearson from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Pearson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research 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 company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.00.

Shares of Pearson (NYSE PSO) traded down $0.02 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $9.70. 118,300 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 523,247. Pearson has a one year low of $7.04 and a one year high of $10.13. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,880.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.77, a PEG ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 0.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 1.62 and a quick ratio of 1.49.

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Pearson Company Profile

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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