LON:PSON - Pearson Stock Price, Price Target & More

GBX 792.20 +8.20 (+1.05 %)
(As of 04/23/2018 09:15 AM ET)
Previous CloseGBX 784
Today's RangeGBX 781.40 - GBX 793.80
52-Week RangeGBX 563 - GBX 775.80
Volume583,417 shs
Average Volume4.52 million shs
Market Capitalization£6.06 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
BetaN/A

About Pearson (LON:PSON)

Pearson logoPearson 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Publishing
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorConsumer Cyclical
SymbolLON:PSON
CUSIPN/A
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 Shares815,810,000

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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 declared a dividend on Friday, February 23rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 5th will be paid a dividend of GBX 12 per share on Friday, May 11th. This represents a yield of 1.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 5th. This is a boost from Pearson's previous dividend of $5.00. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View Pearson's Dividend History.

How were Pearson's earnings last quarter?

Pearson (LON:PSON) issued its earnings results on Friday, February, 23rd. The company reported $54.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $52.40 by $1.70. The business earned $4.51 billion during the quarter. Pearson had a net margin of 17.23% and a return on equity of 21.22%. View Pearson's Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for PSON?

17 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Pearson's shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 380 to GBX 975. On average, they anticipate Pearson's share price to reach GBX 680 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Pearson.

Who are some of Pearson's key competitors?

Who are Pearson's key executives?

Pearson's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. John Joseph Fallon, Chief Exec., Chief Exec. of International Education Bus.es & 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 Relations
  • Mr. Bjarne Philip Tellmann, Chief Legal Officer & Gen. Counsel

Has Pearson been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about PSON stock have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pearson earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.83 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

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 792.20.

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 (PSON)

Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  454 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  894 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,348
MarketBeat'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.

Analyst Ratings

Pearson (LON:PSON) Price Target and Consensus Rating

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
17 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Pearson in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is GBX 680The high price target for PSON is GBX 975 and the low price target for PSON is GBX 380. There are currently 6 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Hold."
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: HoldHoldHoldHold
Consensus Rating Score: 1.821.821.821.89
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Sell Rating(s)
8 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
6 Sell Rating(s)
8 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
6 Sell Rating(s)
8 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
6 Sell Rating(s)
9 Hold Rating(s)
4 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 680GBX 680GBX 662.20GBX 673.71

Pearson (LON:PSON) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for Pearson (LON:PSON)

Pearson (LON:PSON) Analyst Ratings History

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
3/15/2018Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellGBX 380View Rating Details
3/9/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual weightGBX 615 -> GBX 785View Rating Details
2/28/2018Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 500View Rating Details
2/27/2018CitigroupReiterated RatingBuyGBX 975View Rating Details
2/26/2018JPMorgan ChaseReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
2/26/2018Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 700View Rating Details
2/26/2018BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual weightGBX 720 -> GBX 745View Rating Details
2/23/2018Numis SecuritiesReiterated RatingSellGBX 559View Rating Details
1/26/2018Societe GeneraleReiterated RatingBuyGBX 960View Rating Details
1/23/2018Deutsche BankBoost Price TargetSellGBX 500 -> GBX 525View Rating Details
1/23/2018Goldman SachsBoost Price TargetSellGBX 495 -> GBX 555View Rating Details
1/17/2018Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
11/20/2017Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHoldGBX 725View Rating Details
10/18/2017Jefferies GroupBoost Price TargetUnderperformGBX 523 -> GBX 541View Rating Details
9/27/2017BNP ParibasUpgradeOutperformGBX 700View Rating Details
7/11/2017InvestecReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/15/2017MacquarieBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 600 -> GBX 790View Rating Details
1/19/2017Beaufort SecuritiesDowngradeHoldView Rating Details
1/18/2017AlphaValueReiterated RatingBuyGBX 986View Rating Details
10/14/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 870View Rating Details
5/18/2016NatixisReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,150View Rating Details
(Data available from 4/23/2016 forward)

Earnings

Pearson (LON:PSON) Earnings History and Estimates Chart

Earnings by Quarter for Pearson (LON:PSON)

Pearson (LON PSON) Earnings History by Quarter

DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/23/2018Y 2017GBX 52.40GBX 54.10GBX 451.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Pearson (LON:PSON) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/23/2018GBX 121.71%4/5/20184/5/20185/11/2018
8/4/2017GBX 50.8%8/17/20178/17/20179/15/2017
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

Pearson (LON PSON) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Trading History for Pearson (LON:PSON)

Pearson (LON PSON) Insider Trading History

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
12/15/2017Tim ScoreInsiderBuy2,141GBX 736£15,757.76
9/29/2017Tim ScoreInsiderBuy2,610GBX 604£15,764.40
6/30/2017Lincoln WallenInsiderBuy581GBX 697£4,049.57
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

Pearson (LON PSON) News Headlines

Source:
DateHeadline
Pearson (PSON) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from BrokeragesPearson (PSON) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 1:32 AM
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www.latimes.com - April 20 at 8:36 AM
Pearson (PSON) Receives "Hold" Rating from Shore CapitalPearson (PSON) Receives "Hold" Rating from Shore Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 6:22 PM
Pearsons (PSON) "Sell" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum CapitalPearson's (PSON) "Sell" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 5:50 PM
Numis Securities Reaffirms "Sell" Rating for Pearson (PSON)Numis Securities Reaffirms "Sell" Rating for Pearson (PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 4:34 PM
Pearson (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Deutsche BankPearson (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Deutsche Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 10:48 PM
Pearson (PSON) PT Lowered to GBX 511 at Jefferies GroupPearson (PSON) PT Lowered to GBX 511 at Jefferies Group
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 10:48 PM
Pearson (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by BNP ParibasPearson (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by BNP Paribas
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 9:42 PM
Pearson (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Goldman SachsPearson (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Goldman Sachs
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 4:14 PM
Pearson (PSON) Price Target Cut to GBX 490 by Analysts at Berenberg BankPearson (PSON) Price Target Cut to GBX 490 by Analysts at Berenberg Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 11:44 AM
Form 6-K PEARSON PLC For: Apr 18Form 6-K PEARSON PLC For: Apr 18
www.streetinsider.com - April 18 at 8:24 AM
Pearson (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Liberum CapitalPearson (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 9:14 PM
Pearsons (PSON) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at CitigroupPearson's (PSON) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Citigroup
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 8:07 PM
All You Need To Know About Pearson plc’s (LON:PSON) Financial HealthAll You Need To Know About Pearson plc’s (LON:PSON) Financial Health
finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 8:42 AM
Pearsons (PSON) Hold Rating Reiterated at Deutsche BankPearson's (PSON) Hold Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 11:26 AM
Pearson (PSON) Receives Equal weight Rating from BarclaysPearson (PSON) Receives Equal weight Rating from Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 11:15 AM
Pearson (PSON) PT Lowered to GBX 690Pearson (PSON) PT Lowered to GBX 690
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 11:21 PM
Pearson (PSON) Earns "Sell" Rating from Liberum CapitalPearson (PSON) Earns "Sell" Rating from Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 4:30 PM
Pearsons (PSON) Sell Rating Reiterated at Berenberg BankPearson's (PSON) Sell Rating Reiterated at Berenberg Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 7:31 AM
Pearson (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Liberum CapitalPearson (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 9 at 5:52 PM
Shore Capital Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Pearson (PSON)Shore Capital Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Pearson (PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 7 at 1:06 PM
Jefferies Group Boosts Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 541Jefferies Group Boosts Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 541
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 7:38 PM
Societe Generale Reiterates Buy Rating for Pearson (PSON)Societe Generale Reiterates Buy Rating for Pearson (PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 6:29 PM
Pearsons (PSON) Equal Weight Rating Reiterated at BarclaysPearson's (PSON) Equal Weight Rating Reiterated at Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 1:24 PM
Deutsche Bank Increases Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 500Deutsche Bank Increases Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 500
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 5:14 PM
Pearson, Plc (PSO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 05, 2018Pearson, Plc (PSO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 05, 2018
www.nasdaq.com - April 4 at 4:06 PM
Pearsons (PSON) "Sell" Rating Reiterated at Liberum CapitalPearson's (PSON) "Sell" Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 3 at 9:19 PM
Pearson (PSON) Receives Sell Rating from Liberum CapitalPearson (PSON) Receives Sell Rating from Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 1 at 9:48 PM
Pearson plc (PSON) Announces Dividend of GBX 12Pearson plc (PSON) Announces Dividend of GBX 12
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 31 at 7:56 AM
Pearson (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Berenberg BankPearson (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Berenberg Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 7:28 PM
Pearson (PSON) PT Raised to GBX 763 at JPMorgan Chase & Co.Pearson (PSON) PT Raised to GBX 763 at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 12:48 PM
Pearson plc (PSON) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by BrokeragesPearson plc (PSON) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 1:34 AM
Pearson (PSON) Price Target Increased to GBX 380 by Analysts at Liberum CapitalPearson (PSON) Price Target Increased to GBX 380 by Analysts at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 28 at 6:34 PM
Pearsons (PSON) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Shore CapitalPearson's (PSON) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Shore Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 9:44 PM
Pearson (PSON) Given "Sell" Rating at Numis SecuritiesPearson (PSON) Given "Sell" Rating at Numis Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 9:10 PM
Pearson (PSON) Rating Reiterated by BarclaysPearson (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Barclays
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 1:17 PM
Goldman Sachs Boosts Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 555Goldman Sachs Boosts Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 555
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 9:18 PM
Pearson (PSON) PT Raised to GBX 525 at Deutsche BankPearson (PSON) PT Raised to GBX 525 at Deutsche Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 9:18 PM
Pearson (PSON) Given "Buy" Rating at CitigroupPearson (PSON) Given "Buy" Rating at Citigroup
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 24 at 11:46 PM
Pearson (PSON) Receives "Sell" Rating from Berenberg BankPearson (PSON) Receives "Sell" Rating from Berenberg Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 24 at 7:54 PM
Pearson (PSON) Receives "Sell" Rating from Liberum CapitalPearson (PSON) Receives "Sell" Rating from Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 24 at 12:28 PM
Liberum Capital Reiterates "Sell" Rating for Pearson (PSON)Liberum Capital Reiterates "Sell" Rating for Pearson (PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 17 at 2:48 PM
Edited Transcript of PSON.L earnings conference call or presentation 23-Feb-18 9:00am GMTEdited Transcript of PSON.L earnings conference call or presentation 23-Feb-18 9:00am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - March 16 at 6:21 PM
Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of Pearson plc (LON:PSON)Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
finance.yahoo.com - March 14 at 8:48 AM
Morgan Stanley Raises Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 785Morgan Stanley Raises Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 785
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 10 at 3:42 PM
Pearson plc (PSON) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by BrokeragesPearson plc (PSON) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 4 at 1:24 AM
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finance.yahoo.com - March 1 at 8:22 AM
Barclays Raises Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 745Barclays Raises Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 745
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 26 at 11:00 PM
Pearson (PSON) Receives "Neutral" Rating from Credit Suisse GroupPearson (PSON) Receives "Neutral" Rating from Credit Suisse Group
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 26 at 9:52 PM
Pearsons (PSON) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at JPMorgan Chase & Co.Pearson's (PSON) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 26 at 1:10 PM

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