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DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service
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One year after buying a failed bank, New York Community Bancorp is struggling
Dell, NetApp rise; Ginkgo Bioworks, New York Community Bancorp fall, Friday, 3/1/2024
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A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches
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DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
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Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
One year after buying a failed bank, New York Community Bancorp is struggling
Dell, NetApp rise; Ginkgo Bioworks, New York Community Bancorp fall, Friday, 3/1/2024
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LON:PSON

Pearson (PSON) Share Price, News & Analysis

GBX 1,014
+53.40 (+5.56%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)
Today's Range
978.60
1,015.50
50-Day Range
932.40
983.20
52-Week Range
749.40
1,015.50
Volume
2.09 million shs
Average Volume
1.45 million shs
Market Capitalization
£6.99 billion
P/E Ratio
2,535.00
Dividend Yield
2.17%
Price Target
GBX 1,105

Pearson MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.75 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
9.0% Upside
GBX 1,105 Price Target
Short Interest
N/A
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.61
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.60mentions of Pearson in the last 14 days
Based on 11 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
£214,548 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
N/A

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

2.18 out of 5 stars


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About Pearson Stock (LON:PSON)

Pearson plc offers educational courseware, assessments, and services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, other European countries, and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Higher Education, and Workforce Skills. The Assessment & Qualifications segment offers Pearson VUE, US student assessment, clinical assessment, UK GCSE, and A levels and international academic qualifications and associated courseware. The Virtual Learning segment provides virtual schools and online program management services. The English Language Learning segment offers Pearson test of English, institutional courseware, and English online solutions. The Higher Education segment engages in the US, Canadian, and international higher education courseware businesses. The Workforce Skills offers BTEC, GED, TalentLens, Faethm, Credly, Pearson college, and apprenticeships. The company was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

PSON Stock Price History

PSON Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/24/2020
Today
3/02/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Publishing
Sub-Industry
N/A
CIK
N/A
Fax
N/A
Employees
20,169
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
GBX 1,105
High Stock Price Target
GBX 1,210
Low Stock Price Target
GBX 965
Potential Upside/Downside
+9.0%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.75
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
£292 million
Pretax Margin
N/A

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
£3.93 billion
Cash Flow
GBX 57.96 per share
Book Value
GBX 585 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
N/A
Market Cap
£6.99 billion
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
0.29
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Key Executives

  • Ms. Sally Kate Miranda Johnson (Age 50)
    CFO & Executive Director
    Comp: $1.3M
  • Mr. Omar P. Abbosh (Age 57)
    CEO & Executive Director
  • Ms. Marykay Wells (Age 61)
    Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Joanne Russell
    Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Financial Communications & ESG
  • Ms. Cinthia Nespoli (Age 43)
    Chief Legal Officer
  • Ms. Lynne Frank (Age 57)
    Chief Marketing Officer & Co-President of Direct-to-Consumer
  • Ms. Allison P. Bebo (Age 55)
    Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Mr. Tim Bozik (Age 62)
    President of Higher Education, Interim Chief Product Officer & Co-President of Direct to Consumer
  • Mr. Albert Roger Hitchcock (Age 59)
    Head of Telecom & Technology Partnerships
  • Mr. Giovanni Giovannelli Ph.D. (Age 51)
    President of English Language Learning














PSON Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Pearson stock right now?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pearson in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" PSON shares.
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What is Pearson's stock price target for 2024?

4 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Pearson's stock. Their PSON share price targets range from GBX 965 to GBX 1,210. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach GBX 1,105 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.0% from the stock's current price.
View analysts price targets for PSON
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How have PSON shares performed in 2024?

Pearson's stock was trading at GBX 964.20 at the beginning of the year. Since then, PSON stock has increased by 5.2% and is now trading at GBX 1,014.
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How were Pearson's earnings last quarter?

Pearson plc (LON:PSON) announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July, 24th. The company reported ($5.10) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($1.00) by $4.10. Pearson had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.80% and a net margin of 7.43%.

How often does Pearson pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Pearson?

Pearson announced a dividend on Friday, March 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, March 21st will be paid a dividend of GBX 15.70 per share on Friday, May 3rd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 21st. This is a boost from the stock's previous dividend of GBX 7. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
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.

Is Pearson a good dividend stock?

Pearson (LON:PSON) pays an annual dividend of GBX 22 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.27%. The dividend payout ratio is 5,500.00%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable.
Read our dividend analysis for PSON.

What other stocks do shareholders of Pearson own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Pearson investors own include Xtrackers California Municipal Bond ETF (CA), BlackRock (BLK), Endologix (ELGX), Pearson (PSO), Athabasca Oil (ATH), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Prudential (PRU), NIC (EGOV), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW) and Centrica (CNA).

How do I buy shares of Pearson?

Shares of PSON stock 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.
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This page (LON:PSON) was last updated on 3/2/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff