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How has Pearson plc:(NYSE:PSO) performed recently?

Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 10427.5. It is in the Publishing – Books industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of *TBA, a forward P/E of 14.96 and EPS of -0.58. At a stock price of 12.69 (-2.23%) it has a dividend yield of 7.72%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -21.60%, more recently this last year it has grown by -275.70%. The next year growth is going to be about 12.77% and more long-term -0.70% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -193.50%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -4.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -18.20%.

For performance, Pearson plc the past week has seen a gain of 6.73%. For the last month performance for Pearson plc is 4.19%. While the last quarter is 8.84% and half year, 23.84%. Finally for the year, performance is -28.99%.

The 52-week high for Pearson plc, is at -32.73%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 43.94%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.10% and 4.05% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.62%, and for the month it is 1.87%. Pearson plc, has a target price of 13.8.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.32, and for total debt/equity Pearson plc has 0.36. The gross margin is 55.70%, while operating margin is -9.00%, the profit margin is 18.40%. The current ratio is 2.1 and the quick ratio is 2.

Insider ownership is at 1.90%, with instituitional ownership at 2.10%. Pearson plc has a payout ratio of 51.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 821.71. The shares float is 812.35, with the float short at 0.09%, with short ratio coming to 1.99.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Pearson plc, get 7.40%, with its returns on investment at -3.70%. Return on equity is 14.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 13.8, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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