Media coverage about Pearson (NYSE:PSO) has been trending somewhat negative on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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 impact score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.5447482854416 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Pearson (NYSE:PSO) traded down $0.14 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $9.79. The company had a trading volume of 549,560 shares, compared to its average volume of 318,043. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,900.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.76, a PEG ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 0.34. Pearson has a 52-week low of $7.04 and a 52-week high of $10.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 1.62.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on PSO. Zacks Investment Research cut Pearson from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. BNP Paribas raised Pearson from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut Pearson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Pearson currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.00.

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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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