About Pearson plc
Pearson 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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: N/A
- Industry: N/A
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Exchange: LON
- Symbol: PSON
- Previous Close: $8.33
- 50 Day Moving Average: $704.905
- 200 Day Moving Average: $778.210
- 52-Week Range: £8,150,000 - GBX 552
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 7.972
- P/E Growth: -1.470
- Market Cap: $5.43B
- Outstanding Shares: 815,000,000
Consensus Ratings for Pearson plc (LON:PSON) (?) The ratings breakdown includes the most recent rating from each analyst that has rated the stock within the last twelve months. The ratings score is a calculation of the average number of sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). The consensus price target is a mean average of the most recent price target set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||4 Sell Ratings, 11 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 2.14)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||GBX 744.63|
Analysts' Ratings History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
(Data available from 2/20/2015 forward)
|2/17/2017||Barclays PLC||Reiterated Rating||Equal weight||GBX 605|
|2/15/2017||Liberum Capital||Reiterated Rating||Sell||GBX 360|
|2/7/2017||Morgan Stanley||Boost Price Target||Equal weight||GBX 550 -> GBX 615|
|2/2/2017||Credit Suisse Group||Upgrade||Neutral||GBX 740 -> GBX 640|
|1/27/2017||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Lower Price Target||Neutral||GBX 940 -> GBX 650|
|1/27/2017||Deutsche Bank AG||Reiterated Rating||Hold||GBX 600|
|1/19/2017||Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)||Reiterated Rating||Sell||GBX 512|
|1/19/2017||Societe Generale||Lower Price Target||Buy||GBX 1,030 -> GBX 960|
|1/19/2017||BNP Paribas||Lower Price Target||Neutral||GBX 900 -> GBX 600|
|1/19/2017||Macquarie||Downgrade||Neutral||GBX 925 -> GBX 600|
|1/18/2017||AlphaValue||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 986|
|1/18/2017||Numis Securities Ltd||Reiterated Rating||Sell||GBX 710|
|1/11/2017||Berenberg Bank||Reiterated Rating||Sell||GBX 690|
|1/5/2017||Investec||Reiterated Rating||Add||GBX 835|
|10/18/2016||Kepler Capital Markets||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 975|
|10/14/2016||Panmure Gordon||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 870|
|10/11/2016||Jefferies Group LLC||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 880|
|7/29/2016||Shore Capital||Reiterated Rating||Hold|
|5/18/2016||Natixis||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 1,150|
|5/13/2016||Citigroup Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Buy|
|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: $56.59 EPS
Dividend History 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 History 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|
|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|
Latest Headlines 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, July 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 18th will be given a dividend of GBX 18 per share on Friday, September 16th. This represents a yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 18th. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
Where is Pearson plc's stock going? Where will Pearson plc's stock price be in 2017?
22 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Pearson plc's stock. Their predictions range from GBX 360 to GBX 1,150. On average, they expect Pearson plc's stock price to reach GBX 744.63 in the next year.
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 668.50.