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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 -0.08% today. In the last week its performance is 4.24%, and 8.12% for the past quarter. Currently, Pearson plc, PSO has a target price of 13.8, so today’s gain of -0.08% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.39%.

Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO), has a market cap of 10472.06, and is based in United Kingdom. Insider ownership is at 1.90%, and institutional ownership is 2.10%.

At the current price of 12.78, it has a dividend yield of 7.67%, 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 16.86.

With a current EPS of -0.56, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 1.20%,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 -29.31%. Since its IPO date on 11/18/1996, the total performance to date is 23.44%.

Volume today for Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO), is 392700, while its average volume is 372.3. Whilst the total gain today was -0.08%, it did have a day high of -3.18%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.26%, and 1.84% for the month. The 52-week low for Pearson plc, PSO has been 44.96%, while the 52-week-high has reached -32.25%.

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 1.82, along with a P/B of 1.26. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 4.69.

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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