LON:PSON - Pearson Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started GBX 844.40 +3.00 (+0.36 %) (As of 09/19/2018 04:35 AM ET)Previous CloseGBX 841.40Today's RangeGBX 842.40 - GBX 846.6052-Week RangeGBX 563 - GBX 775.80Volume309,560 shsAverage Volume4.52 million shsMarket Capitalization£6.06 billionP/E RatioN/ADividend YieldN/ABetaN/A Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlines Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Pearson plc provides educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies, and individual learners worldwide. The company operates through three segments: North America, Core, and Growth. It 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. The company also operates schools, colleges, and universities; and English language teaching centers, as well as provides online learning services in partnership with universities and other academic institutions. In addition, it sells books; delivers and installs off -the-shelf software; and provides services to academic institutions, such as program development, student acquisition, education technology, and student support services, as well as undertakes contracts to process qualifying tests for individual professions and government departments under multi-year contractual arrangements. The company was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Receive PSON News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for PSON and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange LON Industry Publishing Sub-IndustryN/A SectorConsumer Cyclical SymbolLON:PSON CUSIPN/A Webwww.pearson.com Phone+44-20-70102000 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current RatioN/A Quick RatioN/A Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E RatioN/A Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual SalesN/A Price / SalesN/A Cash FlowN/A Price / CashN/A Book ValueN/A Price / BookN/A Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net Margins17.23% Return on Equity21.22% Return on Assets10.13% Miscellaneous EmployeesN/A Outstanding Shares815,810,000Market Cap£6.06 billion Pearson (LON:PSON) Frequently Asked Questions What is Pearson's stock symbol? Pearson trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "PSON." How often does Pearson pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Pearson? Pearson announced a dividend on Friday, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 16th will be given a dividend of GBX 5.50 per share on Friday, September 14th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 16th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Pearson's Dividend History. How were Pearson's earnings last quarter? Pearson plc (LON:PSON) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July, 27th. The company reported $8.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $5.90 by $2.30. Pearson had a return on equity of 21.22% and a net margin of 17.23%. View Pearson's Earnings History. What price target have analysts set for PSON? 15 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Pearson's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 450 to GBX 975. On average, they anticipate Pearson's share price to reach GBX 723.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 14.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Pearson. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Pearson? 15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pearson in the last year. There are currently 8 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Pearson. Who are some of Pearson's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Pearson include Wolters Kluwer (WOLTF), Axel Springer (AXELF), Axel Springer (SPR), SCHIBSTED ASA/SHS CL-A NOK 0.50 (SBSNF), Daily Mail and General Trust P L C (DMGT), Euromoney Institutional Investor (ERM), Trinity Mirror (TNI), Wilmington (WIL), Yellow Pages (Y), Connect Group (CNCT), Bloomsbury Publishing (BMY), McClatchy (MNI), GVIC Communications Corp. Class B (GCT), Dods Group (DODS) and Freedom Leaf (FRLF). Who are Pearson's key executives? Pearson's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. John Joseph Fallon, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 55)Mr. Coram Williams, CFO & Exec. Director (Age 44)Mr. Albert Roger Hitchcock, Chief Technology & Operations Officer (Age 52)Mr. Tom Waldron, VP of Investor RelationsMr. Bjarne Philip Tellmann, Gen. Counsel & Chief Legal Officer Has Pearson been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about PSON stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pearson earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Pearson. How do I buy shares of Pearson? Shares of PSON and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock. What is Pearson's stock price today? One share of PSON stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 844.40. How big of a company is Pearson? Pearson has a market capitalization of £6.06 billion. How can I contact Pearson? Pearson's mailing address is 80 Strand, LONDON, WC2R 0RL, United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at +44-20-70102000. MarketBeat Community Rating for Pearson (LON PSON)Community Ranking: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 552 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 951 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,503MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Pearson and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PSON will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PSON will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 9/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Do Tariffs Work?