Pearson plc Company Profile (LON:PSON)

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 creates and manages intellectual property, which it promotes and sells to its customers under brand names, to inform, educate and entertain. It operates in three segments: North America, Core and Growth. It has three lines of business corresponding to the key stages of learning: schools, higher education and professional, which includes the Financial Times (FT) Group. It delivers its content in a variety of forms and through a variety of channels, including books, newspapers and online services. The Company offers services, as well as content, from test creation, administration and processing to teacher development and school software. It operates in around 70 countries across the world. Pearson consists of its education business, including the FT Group and around 47% interest in Penguin Random House.

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  • Exchange: LON
  • Symbol: PSON
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Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $11.34
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $921.69
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $860.79
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.32
  • P/E Growth: -17.91
  • Market Cap: $7.03B
  • Outstanding Shares: 815,000,000
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Pearson plc (LON:PSON) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Sell Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.17)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 927.76

Analysts' Ratings History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/16/2016Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 790View Rating Details
8/15/2016Liberum CapitalBoost Price TargetSellGBX 435 -> GBX 470View Rating Details
8/11/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutralGBX 905 -> GBX 935View Rating Details
8/8/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Lower Price TargetSellGBX 865 -> GBX 825View Rating Details
8/2/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,050View Rating Details
8/1/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetSellGBX 795 -> GBX 770View Rating Details
8/1/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/1/2016BNP ParibasReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 1,000View Rating Details
8/1/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 1,025View Rating Details
8/1/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual weightGBX 920View Rating Details
7/29/2016Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
7/29/2016Numis Securities LtdDowngradeSellGBX 710View Rating Details
7/27/2016Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyGBX 975View Rating Details
7/8/2016Societe GeneraleDowngradeHoldGBX 965 -> GBX 1,030View Rating Details
6/15/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 870View Rating Details
5/24/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingBuyGBX 880View Rating Details
5/18/2016NatixisReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,150View Rating Details
5/13/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
3/28/2016InvestecDowngradeReduceGBX 1,400 -> GBX 1,250View Rating Details
3/11/2016Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 755 -> GBX 850View Rating Details
3/10/2016AlphaValueReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,116View 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
3/6/2015Charles StanleyUpgradeaccumulateView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/24/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
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Earnings Estimates for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $55.78 EPS


Dividend History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
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 History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


Latest Headlines for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
News IconNYC Education Department Urges Renewal of Pearson Testing Contract (LON:PSON) - August 23 at 11:29 AM logo[$$] NYC Education Department Urges Renewal of Pearson Entrance-Test Contract (LON:PSON) - August 23 at 11:29 AM logoUK shares higher at close of trade; United Kingdom 100 up 0.24% - UK (LON:PSON) - August 18 at 7:08 PM logoRSI Alert: Pearson Now Oversold (LON:PSON) - August 17 at 1:58 PM logoETF’s with exposure to Pearson Plc : August 15, 2016 (LON:PSON) - August 15 at 7:20 PM logoWhy now is the perfect time to buy these 3 income stocks (LON:PSON) - August 12 at 10:08 AM logoPearson PLC (LON:PSON) Receives 'Sell' Rating From Brokers At Goldman Sachs - FTSE News (LON:PSON) - August 10 at 10:03 AM logoGetting skills right more vital than ever post-referendum (LON:PSON) - August 8 at 11:41 AM logoPearson and Nesta announce research initiative designed to predict the skills and competencies required for employment in 2030 (LON:PSON) - August 4 at 10:08 AM logoPearson PLC (LON:PSON) Issued With 'Overweight' Rating At Morgan Stanley - FTSE News (LON:PSON) - August 3 at 7:20 PM logoPearson PLC (LON:PSON) price target held steady at 1,025GBX as reported today by Macquarie (LON:PSON) - August 1 at 6:44 PM
News IconLONDON MARKETS: FTSE 100 Finishes Higher As Barclays Rallies (LON:PSON) - July 31 at 6:23 PM logoNumis downgraded Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) to 'Sell' With 710 PT - FTSE News (LON:PSON) - July 31 at 10:55 AM logoPearson PLC (LON:PSON) Receives 'Buy' Rating From Brokers At Kepler Cheuvreux - FTSE News (LON:PSON) - July 30 at 6:18 PM logoPearson restructuring on track but revenues down (LON:PSON) - July 30 at 9:47 AM logoKepler Cheuvreux reported on (LON:PSON) Pearson PLC, holding steady its target price at 975GBX earlier today (LON:PSON) - July 30 at 9:47 AM logoPearson shares fall as loss widens - MarketWatch (LON:PSON) - July 29 at 7:06 PM logoPearson hints at full-year gain from currency (LON:PSON) - July 29 at 9:58 AM logoPearson Shares Fall as Performance Disappoints (LON:PSON) - July 29 at 9:58 AM logoPearson books loss as sales fall; holds dividend (LON:PSON) - July 29 at 9:58 AM logoHalf Year 2016 Pearson PLC Earnings Release - 02:00 am ET (LON:PSON) - July 29 at 7:07 AM logoPearson Misses Estimates as U.S., U.K. Education Markets Weigh (LON:PSON) - July 29 at 5:06 AM logoFTSE 100 dips, but Barclays gains on Brexit reassurance (LON:PSON) - July 29 at 4:24 AM logoPearson reports first-half sales miss, hints at full year gain on currency (LON:PSON) - July 29 at 3:55 AM logoU.K.’s FTSE 100 Retreats, Deepening First Weekly Decline in Six (LON:PSON) - July 29 at 3:50 AM logoPearson 2016 half-year results (LON:PSON) - July 29 at 2:08 AM logoKepler Cheuvreux reported on (LON:PSON) Pearson PLC, keeping its price target at 975GBX earlier today (LON:PSON) - July 27 at 7:20 PM logoBarclays Capital Reiterated Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) As 'Equal Weight' - FTSE News (LON:PSON) - July 19 at 7:06 PM logoPearson PLC (LON:PSON) Issued With 'Equal Weight' Rating At Barclays Capital - FTSE News (LON:PSON) - July 19 at 5:41 AM logoA report released today by Barclays Capital about Pearson PLC(LON:PSON) maintains the target price at 920GBX (LON:PSON) - July 18 at 7:03 PM logoPearson PLC (LON:PSON) stock price target maintained at 435GBX as disclosed today by Liberum Capital (LON:PSON) - July 14 at 10:33 AM logoFormer Valeant CEO Michael Pearson Just Sold About Five Million Shares of the Company (LON:PSON) - July 13 at 2:25 PM logoMorgan Stanley announced (LON:PSON) Pearson PLC, bumping its stock price target to 1,050GBX today (LON:PSON) - July 12 at 7:11 PM
News IconWhat To Expect After Pearson PLC (LON:PSON)'s Upgrade Rating From Morgan Stanley? The TP is GBX 1050.00 - Press Telegraph (LON:PSON) - July 12 at 11:22 AM logoPearson launches 2015 Sustainability Report (LON:PSON) - July 11 at 4:13 AM logoPearson PLC (LON:PSON) Receives 'Hold' Rating From Brokers At Societe Generale - FTSE News (LON:PSON) - July 9 at 10:06 AM logoPearson response to the government's Post-16 Skills Plan (the Sainsbury Review) (LON:PSON) - July 8 at 5:01 AM logoPearson PLC (LON:PSON) price target increased to GBX790 as announced today by Berenberg - Breaking Finance News (LON:PSON) - July 4 at 6:07 PM logoAnalysts At Barclays Capital Reiterated Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) As Equal Weight - Fiscal Standard (LON:PSON) - July 4 at 6:07 PM logoPearson PLC (LON:PSON) price target increased to GBX790 as announced today by Berenberg (LON:PSON) - July 3 at 11:06 AM logoDirector Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) (LON:PSON) - June 28 at 11:49 AM logoVonage CFO Dave Pearson Receives Innovation Award (LON:PSON) - June 23 at 8:49 AM logoBarclays Capital issued a report on (LON:PSON) Pearson PLC, bumping up its target price to GBX825 earlier today (LON:PSON) - June 22 at 11:42 AM
News IconOcado Group Plc, Hatfield (OCDGF) Latest Broker Views (LON:PSON) - June 21 at 6:32 PM logoPearson PLC (LON:PSON) target price held steady to GBX770 as issued in a report today by Deutsche Bank (LON:PSON) - June 21 at 11:18 AM logoBrokers: Next and Restaurant Group see price targets slashed (LON:PSON) - June 20 at 6:43 PM logoPearson PLC (LON:PSON) target price maintained to GBX1,000, reported today by Exane BNP Paribas (LON:PSON) - June 20 at 6:43 PM logoPearson Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : PSON-GB : June 20, 2016 (LON:PSON) - June 20 at 4:37 AM logoDeutsche Bank issued a report on (LON:PSON) Pearson PLC, renewing its price target to GBX770 today (LON:PSON) - June 19 at 10:47 AM logoDeutsche Bank issued a report on (LON:PSON) Pearson PLC, renewing its price target to GBX770 today - Breaking Finance News (LON:PSON) - June 18 at 6:09 PM


Last Updated on 8/24/2016 by Staff