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: $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
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Pearson plc (LON:PSON) (?)
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)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/17/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual weightGBX 605View Rating Details
2/15/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellGBX 360View Rating Details
2/7/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual weightGBX 550 -> GBX 615View Rating Details
2/2/2017Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutralGBX 740 -> GBX 640View Rating Details
1/27/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetNeutralGBX 940 -> GBX 650View Rating Details
1/27/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldGBX 600View Rating Details
1/19/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSellGBX 512View Rating Details
1/19/2017Beaufort SecuritiesDowngradeHoldView Rating Details
1/19/2017Societe GeneraleLower Price TargetBuyGBX 1,030 -> GBX 960View Rating Details
1/19/2017BNP ParibasLower Price TargetNeutralGBX 900 -> GBX 600View Rating Details
1/19/2017MacquarieDowngradeNeutralGBX 925 -> GBX 600View Rating Details
1/18/2017AlphaValueReiterated RatingBuyGBX 986View Rating Details
1/18/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingSellGBX 710View Rating Details
1/11/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 690View Rating Details
1/5/2017InvestecReiterated RatingAddGBX 835View Rating Details
10/18/2016Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyGBX 975View Rating Details
10/14/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 870View Rating Details
10/11/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyGBX 880View Rating Details
7/29/2016Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/18/2016NatixisReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,150View Rating Details
5/13/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView 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 2/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
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Earnings Estimates for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $56.59 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
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)


Latest Headlines for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
DateHeadline logo[$$] Pearson in online degree deal with Manchester Met University (LON:PSON) - February 19 at 9:17 AM logoChart of the week: A 'buy low, sell high' candidate? (LON:PSON) - February 13 at 9:04 AM
News IconSignal Watch: Checking the Numbers for Pearson PLC (PSON.L) - Rives Journal (LON:PSON) - February 13 at 9:04 AM
News IconIndicator Level Summary for Pearson PLC (PSON.L) - The Standard (LON:PSON) - February 10 at 9:35 PM
News IconMA Watch on Shares of Pearson PLC (PSON.L) - Baldwin Journal (LON:PSON) - February 9 at 10:03 PM
News IconAA PLC 34.9% Potential Upside Indicated by Liberum Capital (LON:PSON) - February 9 at 2:24 AM
News IconStock Concentration on Shares of Pearson PLC (PSON.L) - Sherwood Daily (LON:PSON) - February 6 at 7:27 PM logoBrazil''s SEB considers IPO after buying back Pueri unit from Pearson - Nasdaq (LON:PSON) - January 31 at 1:02 AM logoBrazil's Grupo SEB reacquires Pueri Domus learning systems from UK's Pearson (LON:PSON) - January 30 at 8:01 PM logo[$$] Bertelsmann benefits from print's resilient popularity (LON:PSON) - January 30 at 8:01 PM
News IconPearson PLC (LON:PSON) Issued With 'Neutral' Rating At JP Morgan - UK Market News (LON:PSON) - January 28 at 7:28 PM
News IconTechnical Watch on These Shares: Pearson PLC (PSON.L) - Springdale Times (LON:PSON) - January 28 at 5:48 AM
News IconBarclays Capital Reiterated Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) As 'Equal Weight' - UK Market News (LON:PSON) - January 26 at 2:18 AM logoI predicted Pearson plc's dividend cut with these simple rules (LON:PSON) - January 24 at 8:08 PM
News IconSorting Out the Technicals on Shares of Pearson PLC (PSON.L) - Springdale Times (LON:PSON) - January 24 at 8:27 AM logoI predicted Pearson plc’s dividend cut with these simple rules (LON:PSON) - January 23 at 9:20 AM
News IconWhat are the Levels Showing for Shares of Pearson PLC (PSON.L) - Springdale Times (LON:PSON) - January 20 at 8:16 PM logoPearson Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:PSON) : January 20, 2017 (LON:PSON) - January 20 at 8:15 PM logoPearson horror show trading update wipes £1.5bn from the value of the may offload Penguin (LON:PSON) - January 19 at 1:01 AM
News IconPearson PLC (LON:PSON) Receives Buy Rating From AlphaValue Analysts - NewsDen (LON:PSON) - January 18 at 7:59 PM logoWhy Pearson, Cameco, and Mallinckrodt Slumped Today (LON:PSON) - January 18 at 7:59 PM logoPearson warns on profit as US demand slackens - MarketWatch (LON:PSON) - January 18 at 8:20 AM
News IconTraders are Taking a Closer Look at These Shares: Pearson PLC (PSON.L) - Springdale Times (LON:PSON) - January 18 at 8:20 AM logoPearson plunges as digital switch forces new profit warning (LON:PSON) - January 18 at 8:20 AM logo[$$] Dollar recovers ground and pound sheds some gains (LON:PSON) - January 18 at 8:20 AM
News IconLiberum Capital reiterated ITV PLC (LON:ITV) as 'Buy' With 340 PT (LON:PSON) - January 15 at 8:47 AM
News IconPearson PLC (LON:PSON) Receives 'Sell' Rating From Brokers At Goldman Sachs - UK Market News (LON:PSON) - January 14 at 5:01 AM
News IconPearson (LON:PSON) New Price Targets - UK Market News (LON:PSON) - January 12 at 8:00 PM
News Iconnumis upgraded Pearson (LON:PSON) to 'Add' With 2200 PT - UK Market News (LON:PSON) - January 7 at 11:57 PM
News IconRating Worth Watching: Investec Securities Reaffirms a "Add" Rating ... - Thorold News (LON:PSON) - January 6 at 1:27 AM logo[$$] Should investors enact a 'Trump Trade' in 2017? (LON:PSON) - January 6 at 1:27 AM logoETFs with exposure to Pearson Plc : December 29, 2016 (LON:PSON) - December 29 at 7:20 PM
News IconChecking the Numbers on Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) - The Business Journal (LON:PSON) - December 19 at 12:42 AM
News IconToday's Stock On Watch: Pearson plc (PSON) Declines -0.06% on Dec 16 - Herald KS (LON:PSON) - December 16 at 8:09 PM
News IconF-Score Review on Shares of Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) - The Business Journal (LON:PSON) - December 15 at 1:14 AM logoETFs with exposure to Pearson Plc : December 14, 2016 (LON:PSON) - December 14 at 8:11 PM
News IconStock Review: Checking in on Share of Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) - The Business Journal (LON:PSON) - December 14 at 8:20 AM
News IconPearson PLC (LON:PSON) Receives 'Sell' Rating From Brokers At Liberum Capital (LON:PSON) - December 9 at 7:19 PM
News IconStock Spotlight: Looking at the Levels for Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) - The Business Journal (LON:PSON) - December 9 at 8:11 AM logoAnalyst Activity – Barclays PLC Reiterates Equal weight on Pearson plc (LON:PSON) (LON:PSON) - December 8 at 7:50 PM
News IconTrading Scope: Checking on Shares of Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) - The Business Journal (LON:PSON) - December 8 at 9:03 AM
News IconNoteworthy Rating Filing: Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) Investors: Credit Suisse Reconfirms Underperform Rating, Sees GBX 740.00/Share (LON:PSON) - December 8 at 12:18 AM
News IconVC Score In Focus for Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) - The Business Journal (LON:PSON) - December 7 at 7:17 PM
News IconRating Flow: Deutsche Bank Reaffirms Pearson PLC (LON:PSON)’s “Sell” Rating (LON:PSON) - December 6 at 9:15 AM
News IconStock Tracker: Looking at the Numbers for Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) - The Business Journal (LON:PSON) - December 6 at 9:15 AM
News IconChecking the Levels on Shares of Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) - The Business Journal (LON:PSON) - December 2 at 12:02 PM
News IconWhy income investors should have Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) in their portfolio - Simply Wall St (LON:PSON) - November 30 at 7:31 PM
News IconRating to Follow: Professional Analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove Reiterated their ... (LON:PSON) - November 29 at 1:58 PM
News IconPearson Learns the Hard Way in U.S. -- WSJ (LON:PSON) - November 25 at 6:52 PM
News IconFollowing the Numbers on Shares of Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) - The Business Journal (LON:PSON) - November 25 at 12:10 PM


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.

Last Updated on 2/20/2017 by Staff