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 operates through three segments: North America, Core and Growth. The North American business serves educators and students in the United States and Canada from early education through elementary, middle and high schools and into higher education with a range of products and services, such as courseware, assessments and services. The core markets are the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, the Benelux countries and Italy. The Company provides English language schools in China and Brazil; partner schools in Brazil and India; vocational and higher education institutions from Saudi Arabia to South Africa, as well as textbooks and educational software. The Company creates and manages intellectual property, which it promotes and sells to its customers under various brand names.

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  • Exchange: LON
  • Symbol: PSON
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Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $9.12
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $783.01
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $846.78
  • 52-Week Range: GBX 644.50 - GBX 989.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 8.89
  • P/E Growth: -6.43
  • Market Cap: $6.06B
  • Outstanding Shares: 815,000,000
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Pearson plc (LON:PSON) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Sell Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.08)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 897.43

Analysts' Ratings History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/27/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual weightGBX 1,050 -> GBX 900View Rating Details
10/26/2016Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellGBX 470View Rating Details
10/19/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 840View Rating Details
10/18/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingSellGBX 708View Rating Details
10/18/2016Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyGBX 975View Rating Details
10/18/2016MacquarieLower Price TargetOutperformGBX 1,025 -> GBX 925View Rating Details
10/18/2016Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual weightGBX 750 -> GBX 740View Rating Details
10/18/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutralGBX 940 -> GBX 955View Rating Details
10/18/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingSellGBX 770View Rating Details
10/17/2016Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingSellGBX 710View Rating Details
10/14/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 870View Rating Details
10/11/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingBuyGBX 880View Rating Details
9/22/2016BNP ParibasDowngradeNeutralGBX 1,000 -> GBX 900View Rating Details
8/16/2016Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 790View Rating Details
8/1/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/29/2016Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
7/8/2016Societe GeneraleDowngradeHoldGBX 965 -> GBX 1,030View 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
3/10/2016AlphaValueReiterated 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 10/27/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
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Earnings Estimates for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $55.55 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
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)


Latest Headlines for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
News IconTrading Sheet: Tracking Technicals for Pearson PLC (PSON.L) - Hot Stock News (LON:PSON) - October 27 at 11:54 AM
News IconInvestor Chatter: Tracking Technical Indicators for Pearson PLC (PSON.L) - Hot Stock News (LON:PSON) - October 26 at 10:22 AM
News IconIs Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) worth £7.465 based on its intrinsic value? - Simply Wall St (LON:PSON) - October 26 at 10:22 AM
News IconInside Track: Trading Focus on Shares of Pearson PLC (PSON.L) - Hot Stock News (LON:PSON) - October 26 at 10:22 AM logoPearson Taps IBM’s Watson as a Virtual Tutor for College Students (LON:PSON) - October 25 at 6:55 PM logoIBM Watson Education and Pearson to Drive Cognitive Learning Experiences for College Students (LON:PSON) - October 25 at 6:55 PM
News IconChecking on Indicators for Pearson PLC (PSON.L) - Hot Stock News (LON:PSON) - October 25 at 12:03 PM
News IconPearson plc's (PSON) Sell Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank AG - Evergreen Investor (LON:PSON) - October 23 at 11:06 AM
News IconChart Focus: Eye on Technicals for Pearson PLC (PSON.L) - Yankee Analysts (LON:PSON) - October 21 at 6:57 PM logo[$$] Week in Review, October 22 (LON:PSON) - October 21 at 6:57 PM
News IconDevelopment Securities PLC (UAI) Insider Marcus Shepherd Acquires 20000 Shares of Stock (LON:PSON) - October 21 at 10:24 AM
News IconK3 Business Technology Group plc (KBT) Receives corporate Rating from FinnCap (LON:PSON) - October 20 at 8:18 AM
News IconPearson Shares Plunge On Weak U.S. Sales -- WSJ (LON:PSON) - October 18 at 12:10 PM logoBritain's FTSE boosted by rising miners, Burberry falls (LON:PSON) - October 18 at 12:10 PM
News IconPearson Shares Tumble after Sales Slump -- Update (LON:PSON) - October 17 at 6:45 PM logoPearson 9-Month Underlying Sales Down; Backs 2016, 2018 Outlook - Quick Facts (LON:PSON) - October 17 at 12:02 PM logoPearson : Shares Tumble after Sales Slump -- Update (LON:PSON) - October 17 at 12:02 PM logoPearson pummelled as market questions future of the dividend (LON:PSON) - October 17 at 12:02 PM logo[$$] Pearson Shares Plummet on Weak U.S. Education Sales (LON:PSON) - October 17 at 12:02 PM logoETF’s with exposure to Pearson Plc : October 17, 2016 (LON:PSON) - October 17 at 12:02 PM logoEducation publisher Pearson bets on online degrees (LON:PSON) - October 14 at 10:10 AM
News IconRating Watching: -4.88% to Target, Deutsche Reconfirms "Sell" Rating for Pearson (LON:PSON) Stock - Thorold News (LON:PSON) - October 12 at 12:21 PM logoReal choice for New Zealand immigrants (LON:PSON) - October 11 at 7:14 PM
News IconPearson (LON:PSON) Broker Roundup - The De Soto Edge (LON:PSON) - October 10 at 11:40 AM
News IconPearson plc (PSON) Given Overweight Rating at Morgan Stanley - Evergreen Investor (LON:PSON) - October 9 at 6:12 PM logoThis is why Pearson shares are motoring today (LON:PSON) - October 4 at 6:28 PM
News IconEUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Cruise Higher As Deutsche Bank, U.K. Shares Climb (LON:PSON) - October 4 at 11:37 AM logoThis why Pearson shares are motoring today (LON:PSON) - October 4 at 11:37 AM logo[$$] Pound sinks to post-Brexit vote low as FTSE 100 eyes record (LON:PSON) - October 4 at 11:37 AM logoDirector Deals - Pearson PLC (PSON) (LON:PSON) - October 3 at 6:27 PM
News IconPearson (LON:PSON) Broker Price Targets - The De Soto Edge (LON:PSON) - October 3 at 11:30 AM logoETF’s with exposure to Pearson Plc : October 3, 2016 (LON:PSON) - October 3 at 11:30 AM logoPearson (PSO): Moving Average Crossover Alert (LON:PSON) - September 29 at 12:02 PM logoFTSE 100 marks 5-week high on Fed-fuelled rally (LON:PSON) - September 23 at 11:38 AM logoFTSE 100 starts Thursday higher as Fed’s hold on rates props up global equities (LON:PSON) - September 22 at 6:33 PM logoFTSE 100 storms higher as pound rallies after Fed inaction (LON:PSON) - September 22 at 11:42 AM
News IconEuropean stocks rally on central bank decisions; DAX jumps 1.13% (LON:PSON) - September 22 at 11:42 AM logoETF’s with exposure to Pearson Plc : September 20, 2016 (LON:PSON) - September 20 at 12:10 PM logoDirector/PDMR Holdings (LON:PSON) - September 19 at 11:24 AM
News IconBarclays PLC Reiterates Equal weight Rating for Pearson plc (PSON) - NewsDen (LON:PSON) - September 18 at 6:24 PM logoSettlement reached in Texas over 'Fifty Shades' royalty fight (LON:PSON) - September 16 at 6:40 PM
News IconAnalysts At Deutsche Bank Retained Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) As Sell - National Daily Press (LON:PSON) - September 15 at 10:27 AM logoETF’s with exposure to Pearson Plc : September 8, 2016 (LON:PSON) - September 8 at 10:45 AM
News IconNYC Education Department Urges Renewal of Pearson Testing Contract (LON:PSON) - August 23 at 11:29 AM logo[$$] 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


Last Updated on 10/27/2016 by Staff