Pearson plc (PSO) Reached A New High 4 times During The Past Five Days


As of Wednesday close, Pearson plc’s (NYSE:PSO) stock was up $0.06, moving up 0.51 percent to $11.79. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 231,960 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.29 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 589,305, while in the previous 50 days, it was 460,190.

Since last month, PSO stock rose 6.60%. Shares of the company fell to $10.48 on 11/04/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $11.73 was reached on 11/23/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $7.68. Since the beginning of this year, PSO’s stock price has risen by 40.36% or $3.39, and marked a new high 21 times. However, the stock has increased by 0.51% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, Pearson plc (PSO) has a P/E ratio of about 27.55. The stock’s beta is 0.34. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.98, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.67, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 44.79 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.8062 per share was paid out, which is 325.66% more than last year’s $0.1894. On Wednesday August 3 2022, a $0.6168 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the recent quarter, Pearson plc’s quick ratio stood at 1.70, while its current ratio was 1.80, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the recent quarter was 0.26, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.29. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 48.30% percent. In the recent year, operating margins totaled 8.90%. Based on annual data, PSO earned $2.31 billion in gross profit and brought in $4.71 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 3.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 6.50%.

PSO’s revenue fell -13.89% during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.4 billion. The liabilities of Pearson plc were 3.74 billion at the end of its most recent quarter, and its total debt was $1.36 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Pearson plc’s (PSO) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 28.80%, the RSI 9-day stood at 75.28% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Pearson plc price is up by +2.52% percent or $0.29. At present, PSO shares trade +6.50% above its 20-day simple moving average and +31.73% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +12.50% above its SMA50 and +36.62% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 97.32% and Stochastic coefficient D was 97.08%, while ATR was 0.22. Given the Stochastic reading of 93.24% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 70.18%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.24, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.47.

Analyst Ratings

Pearson plc downgraded its rating on Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) to a Sell in a note to investors on June 29, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.Pearson plc (PSO) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, PSO is a sell, and 7 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Pearson plc stock as buy, with 6 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $11.40, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $8.82 – $14.09. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Pearson plc (PSO) will achieve an average price target of $11.45.


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