Reaffirmed: Pearson (LON:PSON) “Equal-weight” Rating Maintained by Barclays; GBX 720.00 Target in Place

January 19, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Pearson (LON:PSON) Rating Reaffirmed

In a research note released on Thursday, 18 January, The “Equal-weight” rating of Pearson (LON:PSON) shares was kept by Barclays, who now has a GBX 720.00 target on the stock. Barclays’s target suggests a possible upside of 5.42 % from the stock close price of the company.

Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Ratings Coverage

Among 25 analysts covering Pearson PLC (LON:PSON), 7 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 28% are positive. Pearson PLC has GBX 2200 highest and GBX 330 lowest target. GBX 758.43’s average target is 10.04% above currents GBX 689.2 stock price. Pearson PLC had 338 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, February 29 the stock rating was maintained by Natixis with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, September 16, the company rating was reinitiated by JP Morgan. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, August 16 by Berenberg. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Friday, July 24 by Barclays Capital. Liberum Capital maintained Pearson plc (LON:PSON) on Wednesday, April 5 with “Sell” rating. On Thursday, October 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal Weight”. The rating was downgraded by Societe Generale to “Hold” on Friday, July 8. Liberum Capital maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Monday, November 16 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, August 11. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, May 8.

The stock increased 1.47% or GBX 10 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 689.2. About 1.02 million shares traded. Pearson plc (LON:PSON) has 0.00% since January 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Pearson plc provides educational materials and learning technologies for teachers and students worldwide. The company has market cap of 5.51 billion GBP. It operates through North America, Growth, and Core divisions. It currently has negative earnings. The firm offers courseware services, including curriculum materials provided in book form and/or via access to digital content; and assessments, such as test development, processing, and scoring services.

More notable recent Pearson plc (LON:PSON) news were published by: which released: “Pearson plc: Pearson January trading update” on January 17, 2018, also with their article: “Pearson shares down on concerns about US business” published on January 17, 2018, published: “Pearson PLC Tender Offer for Pearson Funding Five plc” on January 18, 2018. More interesting news about Pearson plc (LON:PSON) were released by: and their article: “LONDON MARKETS: FTSE 100 Falls For Third Straight Day As Burberry, Pearson …” published on January 17, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “FTSE 100 ends lower for third straight day as Burberry, Pearson drop sharply” with publication date: January 17, 2018.

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