Pearson PLC Company Profile (NYSE:PSO)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Rating(s), 6 Hold Rating(s), 6 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.20)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
7/12/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight -> OverweightView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/7/2016Societe GeneraleDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/21/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/21/2016Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/25/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/20/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/14/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/5/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/1/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.DowngradeNeutral -> SellView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/29/2016InvestecReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/15/2015BNP ParibasUpgradeNeutral -> OutperformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/2/2015Charles StanleyDowngradeHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/27/2015Credit Suisse Group AGDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/22/2015Bank of America Corp.DowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/20/2015Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/15/2015Kepler Capital MarketsDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/8/2015Berenberg BankDowngradeHold -> SellView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/5/2015Westhouse SecuritiesUpgradeNeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/22/2015NatixisReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/6/2015Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual WeightView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/24/2015Numis Securities LtdDowngradeHold -> ReduceView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/2/2015NomuraUpgradeReduce -> NeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/16/2015Panmure GordonReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
9/29/2014MacquarieUpgradeUnderperform -> OutperformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 7/30/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
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Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
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Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
Annual Dividend:$0.77
Dividend Yield:6.59%
Payout Ratio:100.00% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
90.59% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:4.60% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
3/4/2016$0.484/6/20164/8/20165/11/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/29/2014semiannual$0.292.98%8/13/20148/15/20149/17/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
3/6/2014semiannual$0.536.12%4/2/20144/4/20145/7/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/30/2013semiannual$0.252.43%8/14/20138/16/20139/18/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
3/4/2013semiannual$0.465.14%4/3/20134/5/20135/8/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
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Headlines

Latest Headlines for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
DateHeadline
07/30/16 08:47 AMNotable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - PSO
07/29/16 06:06 PMWorst Performing Industries For July 29, 2016 - Benzinga
07/29/16 06:06 PMPearson Fails In Testing; Stock Plummets - Benzinga
07/29/16 02:41 PMPearson Fails In Testing; Stock Plummets - Education giant Pearson PLC (ADR) (NYSE: PSO) plummeted nearly 9 percent Friday after missing earnings and revenues estimates in Q2. A major reason for the decline was the drop in testing revenue in the U.S. and the U.K., according to Seeking Alpha. Pearson has lost several U.S. testing contracts and has made it clear it is shifting its strategy away from testing and more toward digital education services, although this strategy has yet to pay off. Pearson has several partnerships with many ...Full story available on Benzinga.com
07/29/16 12:00 PMWorst Performing Industries For July 29, 2016 - The Dow fell 0.01 percent to 18,454.30, while the NASDAQ composite index rose 0.31 percent to 5,171.15. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 0.24 percent to 2,175.17. The worst performing industries in the market today are: Publishing - Books: This industry slipped 7.2 percent by 11:30 am. The worst stock within the industry was Pearson PLC (ADR) (NYSE: PSO), which ...Full story available on Benzinga.com
07/29/16 08:58 AMTop Gainers of the Day: Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) from Publishing – Books - Twin County News
07/29/16 08:58 AMPremarket Runners: Pearson PLC (ADR)(NYSE:PSO), Evoke Pharma Inc(NASDAQ:EVOK) - Review Fortune
07/25/16 12:04 PMETF’s with exposure to Pearson Plc : July 25, 2016 -
07/22/16 05:48 PMEarnings Focus and Crowd Sourced Sentiment Review for Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) - TGP
07/22/16 05:48 PMShares Stumbling of Late: Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) - TGP
07/22/16 05:48 PMUpdate on Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) for the day - Twin County News
07/22/16 01:09 PMPearson Plc :PSO-US: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended December 31, 2015 : July 22, 2016 -
07/20/16 08:48 AMPearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO): Sell-Side Ratings and Company Earnings Glance - Engelwood Daily
07/19/16 04:41 AMPearson plc (NYSE:PSO) – Top Stock from Services Sector - The Daily Leicester
07/17/16 10:05 AMPearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) Wall Street Analyst Recommendation Outlook - Telanagana Press
07/16/16 09:11 AMCrowd Rating and Earnings Recap for Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) - Telanagana Press
07/14/16 07:34 AMEuropean Markets Pare Gains After Bank of England Keeps Rate Steady -
07/13/16 08:52 AMPearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) Earnings Concentration and Analyst Target Watch - Engelwood Daily
07/13/16 08:52 AMLeading stocks in today's market: Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) - Twin County News
07/11/16 01:01 PMGeorge Friedman: Brexit Is a Vote Against Both the EU and Elites -
07/11/16 09:41 AM3 Reasons Brits Voted for Brexit -
07/07/16 06:00 PMWall Street Ratings and Target Price Views on Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) - Telanagana Press
07/07/16 06:00 PMStock in Investor Crosshairs: Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) - Telanagana Press
07/07/16 06:00 PMNew Broker Ratings For Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) - FTSE News
07/07/16 06:00 PMToday's Top Gainers in the Market Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) from Services - The Daily Leicester
07/07/16 10:52 AMPearson Plc downgraded by Societe Generale -
07/07/16 08:48 AMHow has Pearson plc:(NYSE:PSO) performed recently? - The Daily Leicester
07/06/16 06:14 PMCan Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) Improve on the Earnings Front? - Engelwood Daily
07/06/16 06:14 PMA look at a High Market Cap Stock: Pearson plc, PSO - The Daily Leicester
07/04/16 05:07 PMBroker Outlook For The Week Ahead Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) - Fiscal Standard
07/01/16 08:43 AMPearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) Company Rating and Target Watch - Telanagana Press
06/30/16 06:12 PMTop Performing Industries For June 29, 2016 - Benzinga
06/30/16 06:12 PMPearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) Updated Price Targets - FTSE News
06/30/16 06:12 PMPearson plc (NYSE:PSO) from Publishing – Books – Todays Top Gains - Twin County News
06/29/16 11:39 AMTop Performing Industries For June 29, 2016 - At 10:30 am, the Dow rose 0.99 percent to 17,582.47, the broader Standard & Poor's 500 index moved up 1.15 percent to 2,059.42 and the NASDAQ composite index gained 1.20 percent to 4,748.06. The industries that are driving the market today are: Publishing - Books: This industry gained 4.2 percent by 11:00 am. The top stock within the industry was Pearson PLC (ADR) (NYSE: Full story available on Benzinga.com
06/28/16 05:53 PMPearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) Earnings Glance and Target Price Review - Engelwood Daily
06/28/16 05:53 PMPublishing – Books: Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) Position of the day - Twin County News
06/24/16 08:35 AMJohn Wiley Rewards Investors with 3.3% Hike in Dividend
06/21/16 05:32 PMCompany Shares of Pearson Plc Rally 4.23% - Trade Calls
06/21/16 07:49 AMGeorge Soros On Brexit: The Only Winners Will Be Speculators -
06/16/16 06:10 PMRecently Issued Stock Ratings For Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) - Fiscal Standard
06/08/16 04:03 PMPearson sees possible Brazil targets as education deals heat up -
06/06/16 09:39 AMStock Review and Earnings Check on Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) - HNN
06/01/16 06:30 PMStrong Sell Calls Count For Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) At 0 - Investor Newswire - Strong Sell Calls Count For Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) At 0Investor NewswirePearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) has a total of 1 Strong Buy calls and 0 Strong Sell advises as of 2016-05-31. Zacks uses a rating procedure which assigns scores to stocks on a narrow 1-5 scale. When a stock gets a score of 1 or 2, it is considered to be a buy ...and more »
05/31/16 07:48 AMShare Rating Focus on Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) - HNN - Share Rating Focus on Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO)HNNPresently, Wall Street analysts have given a consensus stock rating of 2.5 on shares of Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO). Covering analysts will typically provide Buy, Sell, or Hold recommendations based on extensive research. This consensus number is provided ...and more »
05/23/16 02:56 AMNew report defines world-class apprenticeships as those rooted in sector skills, knowledge and progression to employment - [at noodls] - A new report is released today from the University of Derby, supported by Pearson, which looks at some of the world's most heralded apprenticeship systems, and draws conclusions for the system in the UK, ...
05/02/16 03:52 PMMorgan Stanley: Bloomberg Terminal Profits Could Decline By Billions Over Next Five Years -
04/29/16 01:37 AMThere are growth opportunities in China: Pearson CEO -
04/29/16 01:31 AMOur digital transformation is important: Pearson CEO -
04/26/16 11:27 AMAfter Last Week What Do Analysts Think Of Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) - Share Trading News - After Last Week What Do Analysts Think Of Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO)Share Trading News06/05/2015 – Pearson, Plc was upgraded to “neutral” by analysts at Westhouse Securities. The share price of Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) was up +0.34% during the last trading session, with a day high of 11.94. 176192 shares were traded on Pearson, Plc's ...

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About Pearson PLC

Pearson PLC logoPearson plc (Pearson) is an international education and media company. The Company has operations in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Core and Growth. The North American business serves educators and students in the United States and Canada from early education through elementary, middle and high schools and into higher education with a range of products and services, such as courseware, assessments and services. The core markets are the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, the Benelux countries and Italy. The Company provides English language schools in China and Brazil; partner schools in Brazil and India; vocational and higher education institutions from Saudi Arabia to South Africa, as well as textbooks and educational software. The Company creates and manages intellectual property, which it promotes and sells to its customers under various brand names.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Publishing - Books
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: PSO
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $11.69
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $12.43
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $11.89
  • P/E Ratio: 8.80
  • P/E Growth: -23.71
  • Market Cap: $9.52B
  • Beta: 0.36
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.77 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.85 EPS
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Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO) Chart for Saturday, July, 30, 2016