Pearson Stock Price, News & Analysis (LON:PSON)

GBX 738 -10.40 (-1.39 %)
(As of 12/14/2017 04:00 PM ET)
Previous CloseGBX 738
Today's RangeGBX 736.50 - GBX 752.50
52-Week RangeGBX 552 - GBX 832.50
Volume3.45 million shs
Average Volume3.86 million shs
Market Capitalization£6.01 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
BetaN/A

About Pearson (LON:PSON)

Pearson 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.

Receive PSON News and Ratings via Email

Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for PSON and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter.

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Consumer Publishing
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorConsumer Publishing - NEC
SymbolLON:PSON
CUSIPN/A
Phone+44-20-70102000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current RatioN/A
Quick RatioN/A

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A
Price / SalesN/A
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book ValueN/A
Price / BookN/A

Profitability

Trailing EPSGBX (2.62)
Net IncomeN/A
Net Margins-0.78%
Return on Equity-0.82%
Return on Assets-0.34%

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Outstanding Shares815,810,000

Pearson (LON:PSON) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pearson's stock symbol?

Pearson trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "PSON."

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

Pearson declared a dividend on Friday, August 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given 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 viewed at this link. View Pearson's Dividend History.

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

19 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Pearson's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 330 to GBX 986. On average, they anticipate Pearson's share price to reach GBX 680.24 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Pearson.

Who are some of Pearson's key competitors?

Who are Pearson's key executives?

Pearson's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Sidney Taurel, Independent Chairman of the Board (Age 68)
  • John Fallon, Chief Executive officer, Executive Director (Age 55)
  • Coram Williams, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director (Age 43)
  • Stephen Jones, Company Secretary
  • Elizabeth Corley CBE, Non-Executive Independent Director (Age 61)
  • Vivienne Cox CBE, Senior Non-Executive Independent Director (Age 58)
  • Joshua Lewis, Non-Executive Independent Director (Age 54)
  • Linda Koch Lorimer, Non-Executive Independent Director (Age 64)
  • Harish Manwani, Non-Executive Independent Director (Age 63)

How do I buy Pearson stock?

Shares of Pearson 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's stock price today?

One share of Pearson stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 738.

How big of a company is Pearson?

Pearson has a market capitalization of £6.01 billion.

How can I contact Pearson?

Pearson's mailing address is 80 Strand, LONDON, WC2R 0RL, United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at +44-20-70102000.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Pearson (PSON)

Community Ranking:  1.5 out of 5 (star half star)
Outperform Votes:  371 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  828 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,199
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Pearson 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

Pearson (LON:PSON) Analysts' Consensus Rating

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: HoldHoldHoldHold
Consensus Rating Score: 1.952.001.952.00
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Sell Rating(s)
9 Hold Rating(s)
5 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
6 Sell Rating(s)
9 Hold Rating(s)
6 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
6 Sell Rating(s)
10 Hold Rating(s)
5 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
6 Sell Rating(s)
11 Hold Rating(s)
6 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 690.78GBX 709.11GBX 705.05GBX 741.90

Pearson (LON:PSON) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for Pearson (LON:PSON)

Pearson (LON:PSON) Analyst Ratings History

Show:
DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
12/14/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellGBX 330View Rating Details
12/7/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 671 -> GBX 740View Rating Details
12/4/2017Deutsche BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 500View Rating Details
11/20/2017Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHoldGBX 725View Rating Details
10/20/2017Numis SecuritiesBoost Price TargetSellGBX 490 -> GBX 507View Rating Details
10/19/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual WeightGBX 685View Rating Details
10/18/2017Goldman Sachs GroupReiterated RatingSellGBX 495View Rating Details
10/18/2017Societe GeneraleReiterated RatingBuyGBX 960View Rating Details
10/18/2017Jefferies GroupBoost Price TargetUnderperformGBX 523 -> GBX 541View 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
8/22/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 490View Rating Details
7/18/2017CitigroupReiterated RatingBuyGBX 975View Rating Details
7/11/2017InvestecReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/15/2017MacquarieBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 600 -> GBX 790View 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
(Data available from 12/14/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Pearson (LON:PSON)


No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Pearson (LON:PSON) Earnings Estimates

No earnings estimates for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Dividends

Pearson (LON:PSON) Dividend History by Quarter

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

Pearson (LON PSON) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Trades by Quarter for Pearson (LON:PSON)

Pearson (LON PSON) Insider Trades by Quarter

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)

Headlines

Pearson (LON PSON) News Headlines

Source:
DateHeadline
Pearson (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Liberum CapitalPearson (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 10 at 9:22 AM
J P Morgan Chase & Co Boosts Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 740J P Morgan Chase & Co Boosts Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 740
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 9 at 9:26 PM
Pearson plc (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Liberum CapitalPearson plc (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 27 at 8:26 PM
Pearson plcs (PSON) Sell Rating Reiterated at Liberum CapitalPearson plc's (PSON) Sell Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 24 at 4:46 PM
Pearson plc (PSON) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from AnalystsPearson plc (PSON) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 24 at 1:52 AM
Kepler Capital Markets Reiterates Hold Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)Kepler Capital Markets Reiterates Hold Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 20 at 6:14 AM
TABLE-John Grishams The Rooster Bar tops U.S. bestsellers listTABLE-John Grisham's 'The Rooster Bar' tops U.S. bestsellers list
finance.yahoo.com - November 4 at 9:24 AM
Asian funds in talks to buy Pearsons English language unit - sourcesAsian funds in talks to buy Pearson's English language unit - sources
finance.yahoo.com - October 31 at 8:11 AM
TABLE-Leonardo da Vinci biography tops U.S. nonfiction bestsellersTABLE-Leonardo da Vinci biography tops U.S. nonfiction bestsellers
finance.yahoo.com - October 27 at 11:53 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) PT Raised to GBX 507 at Numis Securities LtdPearson plc (PSON) PT Raised to GBX 507 at Numis Securities Ltd
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 21 at 7:22 PM
TABLE-Dan Browns Origin thriller steady atop U.S. fiction bestsellersTABLE-Dan Brown's 'Origin' thriller steady atop U.S. fiction bestsellers
finance.yahoo.com - October 19 at 3:38 PM
U.S. dollar up, yield curve flat, on inflation; stocks riseU.S. dollar up, yield curve flat, on inflation; stocks rise
finance.yahoo.com - October 17 at 9:18 PM
Pearson plc (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Shore CapitalPearson plc (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Shore Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 17 at 8:30 AM
European stocks slip as auto shares fall, Credit Suisse climbsEuropean stocks slip as auto shares fall, Credit Suisse climbs
www.marketwatch.com - October 17 at 6:27 AM
Pearson 9-month Revenues Up; Now Sees FY17 Earnings At Upper Half Of View RangePearson 9-month Revenues Up; Now Sees FY17 Earnings At Upper Half Of View Range
www.nasdaq.com - October 17 at 6:27 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by BrokeragesPearson plc (PSON) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 5 at 12:36 AM
Pearson Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : PSON-GB : October 3, 2017Pearson Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : PSON-GB : October 3, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 11:10 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Insider Acquires £15,764.40 in StockPearson plc (PSON) Insider Acquires £15,764.40 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 2 at 7:36 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Upgraded to "Outperform" by BNP ParibasPearson plc (PSON) Upgraded to "Outperform" by BNP Paribas
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 1 at 10:50 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Stock Rating Lowered by Deutsche Bank AGPearson plc (PSON) Stock Rating Lowered by Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 1 at 10:50 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Given "Sell" Rating at Liberum CapitalPearson plc (PSON) Given "Sell" Rating at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 30 at 6:38 PM
Pearson plc (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Pearson plc (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 18 at 3:54 PM
Credit Suisse Group Reiterates Neutral Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)Credit Suisse Group Reiterates Neutral Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 11:08 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Liberum CapitalPearson plc (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 8:58 AM
J P Morgan Chase & Co Reiterates "Neutral" Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)J P Morgan Chase & Co Reiterates "Neutral" Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 4 at 9:58 AM
Pearson plcs (PSON) "Sell" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum CapitalPearson plc's (PSON) "Sell" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 27 at 9:32 AM
Corporate News Blog - Pearson Completes Sale of Global Education (GEDU) BusinessCorporate News Blog - Pearson Completes Sale of Global Education (GEDU) Business
finance.yahoo.com - August 19 at 6:44 AM
Pearson sells Chinese unit for $80 million - MarketWatchPearson sells Chinese unit for $80 million - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - August 17 at 7:06 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by AnalystsPearson plc (PSON) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 12:42 AM
Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Announces GBX 5 DividendPearson plc (LON:PSON) Announces GBX 5 Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 12 at 9:38 AM
Pearson Plc :PSON-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : August 12, 2017Pearson Plc :PSON-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : August 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 12 at 7:04 AM
Why I’d still avoid shares in this FTSE 100 basket caseWhy I’d still avoid shares in this FTSE 100 basket case
www.fool.co.uk - August 5 at 6:26 AM
Edited Transcript of PSON.L earnings conference call or presentation 4-Aug-17 7:30am GMTEdited Transcript of PSON.L earnings conference call or presentation 4-Aug-17 7:30am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 6:26 AM
Pearson H1 Loss Narrows, Cuts Dividend, Trims FY View; To Cut 3000 JobsPearson H1 Loss Narrows, Cuts Dividend, Trims FY View; To Cut 3000 Jobs
www.nasdaq.com - August 4 at 7:16 AM
Pearson to Cut 3,000 Jobs, Dividend as Education Woes RemainPearson to Cut 3,000 Jobs, Dividend as Education Woes Remain
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 7:16 AM
[$$] Pearson to Ax 3,000 Jobs, Slash Dividend[$$] Pearson to Ax 3,000 Jobs, Slash Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 7:16 AM
Pearsons Fate in Their BackpacksPearson's Fate in Their Backpacks
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 7:16 AM
[$$] Informa puts on a show with strong first half[$$] Informa puts on a show with strong first half
finance.yahoo.com - July 26 at 6:34 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by BrokeragesPearson plc (PSON) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 22 at 12:28 AM
[$$] The paradox of productivity and other slippery concepts[$$] The paradox of productivity and other slippery concepts
finance.yahoo.com - July 14 at 7:40 AM
Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Price Target Cut to GBX 730Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Price Target Cut to GBX 730
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 12 at 8:33 AM
PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - July 12PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - July 12
finance.yahoo.com - July 12 at 7:12 AM
Investec Reaffirms Hold Rating for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)Investec Reaffirms Hold Rating for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 11 at 11:20 AM
Pearson To Sell 22% Stake In Penguin Random House VenturePearson To Sell 22% Stake In Penguin Random House Venture
www.rttnews.com - July 11 at 6:50 AM
Pearson plcs (PSON) Equal weight Rating Reiterated at Barclays PLCPearson plc's (PSON) Equal weight Rating Reiterated at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 8 at 10:04 AM
Lincoln Wallen Purchases 581 Shares of Pearson plc (PSON) StockLincoln Wallen Purchases 581 Shares of Pearson plc (PSON) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 1:21 PM
Brazils Wiser bets on growth in language school takeoversBrazil's Wiser bets on growth in language school takeovers
www.reuters.com - June 28 at 12:28 AM
Brazils Wiser bets on growth in language school takeovers - ReutersBrazil's Wiser bets on growth in language school takeovers - Reuters
www.reuters.com - June 27 at 7:31 AM
Pearson Q1 Sales Up 6%; Backs 2017 OutlookPearson Q1 Sales Up 6%; Backs 2017 Outlook
www.rttnews.com - May 5 at 7:37 PM
Pearson shares surge on U.S. review, cost-cut planPearson shares surge on U.S. review, cost-cut plan
www.marketwatch.com - May 5 at 7:37 PM

SEC Filings

Pearson (LON:PSON) SEC Filings

This page is loading this company's SEC Filings. Please wait...

Social Media

Social activity is not available for this stock.

Financials

Financials are not available for this stock.

Chart

Pearson (LON PSON) Stock Chart for Thursday, December, 14, 2017

Loading chart…

This page was last updated on 12/14/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff

Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.