Media stories about Pearson (NYSE:PSO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pearson earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.5988528730065 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Pearson (NYSE:PSO) traded down $0.04 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $10.56. 414,324 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 315,566. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 2.03 and a quick ratio of 1.94. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,330.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.09, a PEG ratio of 2.63 and a beta of 0.31. Pearson has a one year low of $7.62 and a one year high of $10.69.
The firm also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.1666 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 5th. Pearson’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 71.43%.
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Pearson plc (Pearson) is a learning company. The Company delivers learning through providing a range of educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies and individual learners. The Company operates through three segments, which include North America, Core and Growth.
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