Pearson plc Company Profile (LON:PSON)

About Pearson plc (LON:PSON)

Pearson plc logoPearson 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. The Company's North America segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in the United States and Canada. The Company's Core segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in more mature markets including the United Kingdom, Australia and Italy. The Company's Growth segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in emerging markets including Brazil, China, India and South Africa. The Company provides content, assessment and digital services to schools, colleges and universities, as well as professional and vocational education to learners to help increase their skills and employability prospects.

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  • Symbol: LON:PSON
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  • Web: N/A
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £5.69 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 814,407,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 667.69
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 706.53
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 552 - GBX 989.50
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £4.55 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.25
  • Book Value: GBX 5.33 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.31
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £574 million
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 4.27 million shs.
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)

What is Pearson plc's stock symbol?

Pearson plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "PSON."

How often does Pearson plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Pearson plc?

Pearson plc declared a dividend on Friday, February 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 6th will be paid a dividend of GBX 34 per share on Friday, May 12th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.18%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 6th. This is a positive change from Pearson plc's previous dividend of $18.00. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Pearson plc's Dividend History.

When will Pearson plc make its next earnings announcement?

Pearson plc is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Pearson plc.

Where is Pearson plc's stock going? Where will Pearson plc's stock price be in 2017?

20 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Pearson plc's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 360 to GBX 986. On average, they expect Pearson plc's stock price to reach GBX 698.71 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Pearson plc.

Who are some of Pearson plc's key competitors?

How do I buy Pearson plc stock?

Shares of Pearson plc 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.

How much does a share of Pearson plc stock cost?

One share of Pearson plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 699.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Pearson plc (LON:PSON) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Sell Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.90)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 698.71

Analysts' Ratings History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/15/2017MacquarieBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 600 -> GBX 790View Rating Details
5/15/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutralGBX 650 -> GBX 900View Rating Details
5/15/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldGBX 600View Rating Details
5/15/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual WeightGBX 625 -> GBX 705View Rating Details
5/15/2017Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/14/2017Credit Suisse Group AGLower Price TargetNeutralGBX 830 -> GBX 785View Rating Details
5/12/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellGBX 360View Rating Details
5/11/2017Kepler Capital MarketsDowngradeHoldGBX 725View Rating Details
5/10/2017Berenberg BankBoost Price TargetSellGBX 400 -> GBX 605View Rating Details
5/5/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
3/27/2017Jefferies Group LLCDowngradeUnderperformGBX 880 -> GBX 540View Rating Details
2/24/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingSellGBX 490View Rating Details
2/7/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual weightGBX 550 -> GBX 615View Rating Details
1/19/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingSellGBX 512View Rating Details
1/19/2017Beaufort SecuritiesDowngradeHoldView Rating Details
1/19/2017Societe GeneraleLower Price TargetBuyGBX 1,030 -> GBX 960View Rating Details
1/19/2017BNP ParibasLower Price TargetNeutralGBX 900 -> GBX 600View Rating Details
1/18/2017AlphaValueReiterated RatingBuyGBX 986View Rating Details
1/5/2017InvestecReiterated RatingAddGBX 835View Rating Details
10/14/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 870View Rating Details
5/18/2016NatixisReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,150View Rating Details
2/29/2016NomuraBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 890 -> GBX 910View Rating Details
2/12/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 900View Rating Details
11/2/2015Westhouse SecuritiesReiterated RatingSellGBX 1,057View Rating Details
(Data available from 5/28/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $49.80 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/24/2017GBX 345.18%4/6/20174/6/20175/12/2017
7/29/2016GBX 182.04%8/18/20168/18/20169/16/2016
2/26/2016GBX 344.07%4/7/20164/7/20165/6/2016
7/24/2015GBX 181.48%8/13/20158/13/20159/11/2015
7/25/2014GBX 171.5%8/13/20148/13/20149/12/2014
2/28/2014GBX 323.16%4/2/20144/2/20145/2/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/12/2017Lincoln WallenInsiderBuy117GBX 711£831.87
5/5/2017Sidney TaurelInsiderBuy2,100GBX 726£15,246
3/31/2017Tim ScoreInsiderBuy2,264GBX 672£15,214.08
12/16/2016Harish ManwaniInsiderBuy1,711GBX 817£13,978.87
10/19/2016John FallonInsiderBuy10,000GBX 755£75,500
10/3/2016Melinda WolfeInsiderSell25,746GBX 759£195,412.14
9/30/2016Vivienne CoxInsiderBuy289GBX 737£2,129.93
6/27/2016Wallen,LincolnInsiderBuy423GBX 916£3,874.68
3/31/2016Corley,ElizabethInsiderBuy677GBX 893£6,045.61
2/29/2016Williams,CoramInsiderBuy5,000GBX 836£41,800
12/17/2015Manwani,HarishInsiderBuy421GBX 750£3,157.50
10/1/2015Manwani,HarishInsiderBuy254GBX 1,113£2,827.02
7/1/2015Manwani,HarishInsiderBuy250GBX 12.25GBX 3,062.50
4/29/2015Robin FreestoneInsiderSell100,000GBX 1,319£1,319,000
3/5/2015Robin FreestoneInsiderSell6,636GBX 1,444£95,823.84
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Latest Headlines for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoNikkei Said to Plan FT-Branded English-Learning Push in Japan
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 6:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Insider Lincoln Wallen Buys 117 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 15 at 11:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBerenberg Bank Boosts Pearson plc (PSON) Price Target to GBX 605
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 14 at 11:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Downgraded by Kepler Capital Markets to "Hold"
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 14 at 12:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCredit Suisse Group AG Cuts Pearson plc (PSON) Price Target to GBX 785
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 14 at 8:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc's (PSON) Sell Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 13 at 2:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Price Target Raised to GBX 830
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 8:22 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Price Target Raised to GBX 790 at Macquarie
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 6:19 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoLiberum Capital Reiterates "Sell" Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 7 at 4:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Shore Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 6 at 8:14 PM
rttnews.com logoPearson Q1 Sales Up 6%; Backs 2017 Outlook
www.rttnews.com - May 5 at 7:37 PM
marketwatch.com logoPearson shares surge on U.S. review, cost-cut plan
www.marketwatch.com - May 5 at 7:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPearson Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:PSON) : May 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 7:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 4:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Insider Sidney Taurel Purchases 2,100 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 1:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPearson launches new cost-cutting drive, may sell K12 business
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 8:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPearson Shares Hit 3-Month High on Fresh Restructuring News
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 8:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoOil’s comeback helps lift FTSE 100 ahead of U.S. jobs report
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 8:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPearson Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : PSON-GB : May 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 8:23 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Earns " Equal-weight" Rating from Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 12:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDEADLINE TOMORROW: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of a Class Action to Recover Losses Suffered by Investors in Pearson plc Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 25, 2017 - PSO
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 6:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Given Sell Rating at Shore Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 6:50 AM
feeds.benzinga.com logoDEADLINE ALERT: Brower Piven Reminds Investors Of The Upcoming Deadline In Class Action Lawsuit And Encourages Investors With Losses In Excess of $100,000 From Investment In Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) To Contact The Firm
feeds.benzinga.com - April 20 at 5:47 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoThe Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of a Class Action Filed on Behalf of Pearson plc Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 25, 2017
feeds.benzinga.com - April 20 at 1:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of a Class Action to Recover Losses Suffered by Investors in Pearson plc Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 25, 2017 -- PSO
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 7:20 PM
nasdaq.com logoTweedy Browne Global Value Buys Baidu, LG Electronics, Kia Motors, Sells Luen Thai Holdings, ...
www.nasdaq.com - April 14 at 6:55 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPSO INVESTOR ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Reminds Investors of a Class Action Involving Pearson plc and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 14 at 6:55 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Reminds Investors of Class Action Against Pearson plc (PSO) and Lead Plaintiff Deadline - April 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 7:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoINVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Complaint to Recover Losses Suffered by Investors in Pearson plc Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 25, 2017 - PSO
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 6:55 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 4:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLiberum Capital Reaffirms Sell Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 8 at 2:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Pearson Plc : April 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 7:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Reminds Investors of Class Action Against Pearson plc (PSO) and Lead Plaintiff Deadline: April 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 12:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEuropean Benchmarks Slip As Caution Returns
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 12:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPSO LOSS ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Reminds Pearson plc Investors of Important Deadline in Class Action – PSO
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 12:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Investing In Pearson plc To Contact The Firm
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 12:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe Klein Law Firm Announces a Class Action Filed on Behalf of Pearson plc Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 12:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Insider Purchases £15,214.08 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 11:37 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoAre these 2 beaten-up dividend aristocrats bargain buys?
uk.finance.yahoo.com - April 3 at 9:05 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Downgraded to "Underperform" at Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 1 at 5:58 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoBertelsmann 2016 core profit rises 3.3 pct on TV, music, services
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 28 at 9:35 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc's (PSON) "Sell" Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 5:27 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Given "Sell" Rating at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 9:57 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) Earns "Neutral" Rating from Macquarie
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 8:41 AM
marketwatch.com logoPearson CEO, CFO won't get a raise for second year
www.marketwatch.com - March 24 at 7:12 PM
bloomberg.com logoPearson Grants CEO 20% Pay Increase in Wake of January Meltdown
www.bloomberg.com - March 24 at 7:12 PM
ft.com logo[$$] Pearson chief's pay rose 20% in 2016 despite record loss
www.ft.com - March 24 at 7:12 PM
bloomberg.com logoExplaining the Inexplicable
www.bloomberg.com - March 24 at 7:12 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson plc (PSON) – Research Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 14 at 4:25 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of PSON.L earnings conference call or presentation 24-Feb-17 9:00am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - February 24 at 8:35 PM

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