Professional Analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove Didn’t Change their Neutral rating for Pearson PLC (LON:PSON). The PT is GBX 740.00; Eagle Materials (EXP) Has 1.18 Sentiment

December 7, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Eagle Materials Inc. produces and sells construction products and building materials for use in residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure construction in the United States. The company has market cap of $5.43 billion. It also produces materials used for oil and natural gas extraction. It has a 25.67 P/E ratio. The firm operates in five divisions: Cement, Concrete and Aggregates, Gypsum Wallboard, Recycled Paperboard, and Oil and Gas Proppants.

Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) had its stock rating noted as Neutral by analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove. JP Morgan Cazenove currently has a GBX 740.00 PT on the 5.89 billion GBP market cap company or 0.37% upside potential. This was revealed to investors in a report on Thursday morning.

Pearson plc provides educational materials and learning technologies for teachers and students worldwide. The company has market cap of 5.89 billion GBP. It operates through North America, Growth, and Core divisions. It currently has negative earnings. The firm offers courseware services, including curriculum materials provided in book form and/or via access to digital content; and assessments, such as test development, processing, and scoring services.

Among 25 analysts covering Pearson PLC (LON:PSON), 7 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 28% are positive. Pearson PLC has GBX 2200 highest and GBX 330 lowest target. GBX 753.87’s average target is 2.22% above currents GBX 737.5007 stock price. Pearson PLC had 329 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, May 3 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Monday, August 8 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, October 18 with “Outperform”. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and GBX 1455 target in Tuesday, July 28 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, May 24 with “Buy”. BNP Paribas maintained Pearson plc (LON:PSON) on Friday, October 16 with “Outperform” rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal Weight” rating and GBX 605 target in Friday, February 17 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, May 24. Deutsche Bank maintained Pearson plc (LON:PSON) on Wednesday, October 7 with “Sell” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, September 27.

The stock increased 2.29% or GBX 16.5007 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 737.5007. About 2.11M shares traded. Pearson plc (LON:PSON) has 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $1.43 earnings per share, up 22.22% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.17 per share. EXP’s profit will be $69.53M for 19.52 P/E if the $1.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual earnings per share reported by Eagle Materials Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.16% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Eagle Materials’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Eagle Materials, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. EXP was included in 3 notes of analysts from October 4, 2016. The stock of Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) earned “Buy” rating by Standpoint Research on Tuesday, October 4. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 4 by CL King. As per Monday, December 5, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup.

The stock increased 0.34% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $111.68. About 532,469 shares traded. Eagle Materials Inc. (EXP) has risen 36.20% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.50% the S&P500.

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