Pearson plc Company Profile (LON:PSON)

About Pearson plc (LON:PSON)

Pearson plc logoPearson plc (Pearson) is a learning company. The Company delivers learning through providing a range of educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies and individual learners. The Company operates through three segments, which include North America, Core and Growth. The Company's North America segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in the United States and Canada. The Company's Core segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in more mature markets including the United Kingdom, Australia and Italy. The Company's Growth segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in emerging markets including Brazil, China, India and South Africa. The Company provides content, assessment and digital services to schools, colleges and universities, as well as professional and vocational education to learners to help increase their skills and employability prospects.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Consumer Publishing
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:PSON
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: £5.67 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 815,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 608.86
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 651.63
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 552 - GBX 832.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £4.73 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.20
  • Book Value: GBX 4.86 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.43
  • EBITDA: £822 million
  • Net Margins: -0.78%
  • Return on Equity: -0.82%
  • Return on Assets: -0.34%
  • Average Volume: 3.25 million shs.

Frequently Asked Questions 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, August 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of GBX 5 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.8%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 17th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Pearson plc's Dividend History.

Where is Pearson plc's stock going? Where will Pearson plc's stock price be in 2017?

19 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Pearson plc's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 330 to GBX 986. On average, they anticipate Pearson plc's stock price to reach GBX 671.94 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Pearson plc.

Who are some of Pearson plc's key competitors?

Who are Pearson plc's key executives?

Pearson plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Sidney Taurel, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • John Fallon, Chief Executive officer, Executive Director
  • Coram Williams, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
  • Stephen Jones, Company Secretary
  • Elizabeth Corley CBE, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Vivienne Cox CBE, Senior Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Joshua Lewis, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Linda Koch Lorimer, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Harish Manwani, Non-Executive Independent Director

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.

What is Pearson plc's stock price today?

One share of Pearson plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 695.50.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Pearson plc (LON PSON)
Community Ranking:  1.5 out of 5 (star half star)
Outperform Votes:  361 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  807 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,168
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Pearson plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Pearson plc (LON:PSON) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Sell Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.89)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 671.94
Consensus Price Target History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Price Target History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Analysts' Ratings History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/20/2017Numis Securities LtdBoost Price TargetSellGBX 490 -> GBX 507View Rating Details
10/19/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual WeightGBX 685View Rating Details
10/18/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSellGBX 495View Rating Details
10/18/2017Societe GeneraleReiterated RatingBuyGBX 960View Rating Details
10/18/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingSellGBX 470View Rating Details
10/18/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetUnderperformGBX 523 -> GBX 541View Rating Details
10/17/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellGBX 330View Rating Details
10/17/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
9/27/2017BNP ParibasUpgradeOutperformGBX 700View Rating Details
9/14/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 690View Rating Details
9/4/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 629View Rating Details
8/22/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 490View Rating Details
7/18/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 975View Rating Details
7/11/2017InvestecReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/15/2017MacquarieBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 600 -> GBX 790View Rating Details
5/11/2017Kepler Capital MarketsDowngradeHoldGBX 725View Rating Details
2/7/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual weightGBX 550 -> GBX 615View 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
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
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
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Earnings Estimates for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $48.31 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Pearson plc (LON PSON)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
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

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


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Pearson plc (PSON) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/23/2017 by Staff

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