Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) is 9.76% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $7.68 and a high of $12.36 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The PSO stock was last observed hovering at around $9.13 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.09% off its average median price target of $9.78 for the next 12 months. It is also 22.39% off the consensus price target high of $11.88 offered by 13 analysts, but current levels are -42.5% lower than the price target low of $6.47 for the same period.
Currently trading at $9.22, the stock is -0.72% and -1.76% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.35 million and changing 0.99% at the moment leaves the stock 1.41% off its SMA200. PSO registered -18.12% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 9.37%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $2.10 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $11.39.
The stock witnessed a -0.22% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -8.80%, and is 0.88% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.39% over the week and 1.47% over the month.
Pearson plc (PSO) has around 20744 employees, a market worth around $6.67B and $4.05B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 37.33. Profit margin for the company is 4.60%. Distance from 52-week low is 20.05% and -25.40% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (3.30%).
Pearson plc (PSO) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Pearson plc (PSO) is a “Overweight”. 13 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 3.00, where 5 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 5 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
The EPS is expected to shrink by -49.00% this year.
Pearson plc (PSO) Top Institutional Holders
The shares outstanding are 755.00M, and float is at 730.62M with Short Float at 0.11%.
Pearson plc (PSO): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include News Corporation (NWSA) that is trading -35.14% down over the past 12 months and The Walt Disney Company (DIS) that is -46.63% lower over the same period. Scholastic Corporation (SCHL) is 1.98% up on the 1-year trading charts.