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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) from Services

Today’s top gainers include the company Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) which is in the industry Publishing – Books, gaining 0.79% today. In the last week its performance is -0.24%, and 6.80% for the past quarter. Currently, Pearson plc, PSO has a target price of 13.8, so today’s gain of 0.79% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.16%.

Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO), has a market cap of 10450.69, and is based in United Kingdom. Insider ownership is at 1.90%, and institutional ownership is 2.10%.

At the current price of 12.83, it has a dividend yield of 7.70%, and its target price is 13.8. This is with a profit margin of 18.40%, and total debt/equity of 0.36. Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) has a P/E of *TBA, as well as a forward P/E of 16.75.

With a current EPS of -0.57, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 1.33%,Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -21.60%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be -0.70%.

Performance for the year is -29.51%. Since its IPO date on 11/18/1996, the total performance to date is 22.96%.

Volume today for Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO), is 166355, while its average volume is 377.54. Whilst the total gain today was 0.79%, it did have a day high of -2.80%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.91%, and 1.50% for the month. The 52-week low for Pearson plc, PSO has been 45.53%, while the 52-week-high has reached -30.38%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is -3.70%, and its return on assets is 7.40%. Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) has an operating margin of -9.00%. With a sales growth of -18.20% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Pearson plc, PSO is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 0.32, and has a current ratio of 2.1 and 2 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Pearson plc? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 1.77, along with a P/B of 1.22. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 4.56.

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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