Currently, Pearson plc’s (PSO) stock is trading at $10.40, marking a gain of 12.37% from last night’s close. At this price, the stock is -15.82% below its 52-week high of $12.36 and 35.48% above its 52-week low of $7.68. Based on the past 30-day period, the stock price is -0.57% below the high and +17.76% above the low.
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The 200-day Simple moving average is often placed more emphasis on by traders because of daily price changes. Investors will use the SMA-200 in different situations in trading activity as a key indicator to determine their support and resistance levels, and at the moment, PSO’s SMA-200 is $9.07.
It is also worth considering a company’s price to sales ratio for the last twelve months, which is 1.64. Likewise, its price to free cash flow for the last twelve months stands at 49.80. PSO’s price to book ratio for the most recent quarter was 1.35, resulting in an 6.01 price to cash per share for the period.
How does Pearson plc (PSO) stock rate among analysts? Buy, sell, or hold?
The key to trading is to concentrate on the future rather than on the past. During uncertain times, it can be hard to make decisions. The analysts who understand how a market works are usually the most accurate at forecasting its future. Currently, there are 5 brokerage firms that recommend the stock as a Moderate Buy. The ratings are commonly aggregated into a single number between 1 and 5. Buy or strong buy is scored 5, outperform is scored 4, hold is scored 3, underperform is scored 2 and strong sell is 1. Using a scale of 1-5, the current average recommendation is 3.00 in simple terms.
Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) Ownership Details
I will give a breakdown of the key shareholders in Pearson plc (PSO). Recent figures show that the company’s insiders hold 0.12% of shares. A total of 148 institutional investors hold shares in the company, making 3.11% of its stock and 3.12% of its float.
Mar 30, 2022, it was reported that the Company’s largest institutional holder is Lazard Asset Management LLC holding total of 4.1 million shares that make 0.56% of the company’s total number of shares and are currently priced at 42.93 million.
The securities firm Dimensional Fund Advisors LP holds 2.46 million shares of PSO, making it the second largest institutional shareholder. Taking this into account, the holding percentage comes to 0.33%, and the holding percentage of shares is valued at 25.72 million.
An overview of Pearson plc’s technicals
In order to learn about trade movements and investor behavior, it is best to analyze the short, medium, and long term technical indicators along with the average volume of a stock. A 20-day average of the stock’s daily volume suggests Pearson plc (PSO) traded 305,054 shares per day, with a moving average of $9.33 and price change of +1.27. With the moving average of $9.40 and a price change of +0.94, about 395,202 shares changed hands on average over the past 50 days. Finally, PSO’s 100-day average volume is 524,237 shares, alongside a moving average of $9.69 and a price change of +2.13.