About Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
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. 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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
- Industry: Consumer Publishing
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Symbol: LON:PSON
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: www.pearson.com/
- Market Cap: £5.67 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 815,000,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 608.86
- 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 651.63
- 52 Week Range: GBX 552 - GBX 832.50
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
- P/E Growth: 0.00
- Annual Revenue: £4.73 billion
- Price / Sales: 1.20
- Book Value: GBX 4.86 per share
- Price / Book: 1.43
- EBITDA: £822 million
- Net Margins: -0.78%
- Return on Equity: -0.82%
- Return on Assets: -0.34%
- Average Volume: 3.25 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, August 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of GBX 5 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.8%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 17th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Pearson plc's Dividend History.
Where is Pearson plc's stock going? Where will Pearson plc's stock price be in 2017?
19 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Pearson plc's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 330 to GBX 986. On average, they anticipate Pearson plc's stock price to reach GBX 671.94 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Pearson plc.
Who are some of Pearson plc's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Pearson plc include Pearson, PLC (PSO), Daily Mail and General Trust P L C (DMGT), Time (TIME), Gannett Co. (GCI), New Media Investment Group (NEWM), Wilmington PLC (WIL), Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (BMY), Centaur Media Plc (CAU), McClatchy Co (MNI), Quarto Group (QRT) and Mecom Group Ltd (MEC).
Who are Pearson plc's key executives?
Pearson plc's management team includes the folowing people:
- Sidney Taurel, Independent Chairman of the Board
- John Fallon, Chief Executive officer, Executive Director
- Coram Williams, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
- Stephen Jones, Company Secretary
- Elizabeth Corley CBE, Non-Executive Independent Director
- Vivienne Cox CBE, Senior Non-Executive Independent Director
- Joshua Lewis, Non-Executive Independent Director
- Linda Koch Lorimer, Non-Executive Independent Director
- Harish Manwani, Non-Executive Independent Director
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.
What is Pearson plc's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Pearson plc (LON PSON)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Pearson plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of Pearson plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 695.50.
Consensus Ratings for Pearson plc (LON:PSON) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||6 Sell Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 1.89)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||GBX 671.94|Consensus Price Target History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Analysts' Ratings History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)
|10/20/2017||Numis Securities Ltd||Boost Price Target||Sell||GBX 490 -> GBX 507|
|10/19/2017||Barclays PLC||Reiterated Rating||Equal Weight||GBX 685|
|10/18/2017||Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)||Reiterated Rating||Sell||GBX 495|
|10/18/2017||Societe Generale||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 960|
|10/18/2017||Deutsche Bank AG||Reiterated Rating||Sell||GBX 470|
|10/18/2017||Jefferies Group LLC||Boost Price Target||Underperform||GBX 523 -> GBX 541|
|10/17/2017||Liberum Capital||Reiterated Rating||Sell||GBX 330|
|10/17/2017||Shore Capital||Reiterated Rating||Hold|
|9/27/2017||BNP Paribas||Upgrade||Outperform||GBX 700|
|9/14/2017||Credit Suisse Group||Reiterated Rating||Neutral||GBX 690|
|9/4/2017||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Reiterated Rating||Neutral||GBX 629|
|8/22/2017||Berenberg Bank||Reiterated Rating||Sell||GBX 490|
|7/18/2017||Citigroup Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 975|
|5/15/2017||Macquarie||Boost Price Target||Neutral||GBX 600 -> GBX 790|
|5/11/2017||Kepler Capital Markets||Downgrade||Hold||GBX 725|
|2/7/2017||Morgan Stanley||Boost Price Target||Equal weight||GBX 550 -> GBX 615|
|1/18/2017||AlphaValue||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 986|
|10/14/2016||Panmure Gordon||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 870|
|5/18/2016||Natixis||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 1,150|
|2/29/2016||Nomura||Boost Price Target||Neutral||GBX 890 -> GBX 910|
|2/12/2016||Sanford C. Bernstein||Reiterated Rating||Outperform||GBX 900|
|11/2/2015||Westhouse Securities||Reiterated Rating||Sell||GBX 1,057|
Earnings History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Earnings Estimates for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $48.31 EPS
Dividend History by Quarter for Pearson plc (LON PSON)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)Insider Trades by Quarter for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|9/29/2017||Tim Score||Insider||Buy||2,610||GBX 604||£15,764.40|
|6/30/2017||Lincoln Wallen||Insider||Buy||581||GBX 697||£4,049.57|
|5/12/2017||Lincoln Wallen||Insider||Buy||117||GBX 711||£831.87|
|5/5/2017||Sidney Taurel||Insider||Buy||2,100||GBX 726||£15,246|
|3/31/2017||Tim Score||Insider||Buy||2,264||GBX 672||£15,214.08|
|12/16/2016||Harish Manwani||Insider||Buy||1,711||GBX 817||£13,978.87|
|10/19/2016||John Fallon||Insider||Buy||10,000||GBX 755||£75,500|
|10/3/2016||Melinda Wolfe||Insider||Sell||25,746||GBX 759||£195,412.14|
|9/30/2016||Vivienne Cox||Insider||Buy||289||GBX 737||£2,129.93|
|7/1/2015||Manwani,Harish||Insider||Buy||250||GBX 12.25||GBX 3,062.50|
|4/29/2015||Robin Freestone||Insider||Sell||100,000||GBX 1,319||£1,319,000|
|3/5/2015||Robin Freestone||Insider||Sell||6,636||GBX 1,444||£95,823.84|
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Pearson plc (PSON) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017