LON:PSON - Pearson Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started GBX 801 -3.20 (-0.40 %) (As of 05/23/2019 06:43 AM ET)Previous CloseGBX 804.20Today's RangeGBX 793 - GBX 80752-Week RangeGBX 764.80 - GBX 1,030Volume599,190 shsAverage Volume4.52 million shsMarket Capitalization£6.23 billionP/E Ratio10.61Dividend Yield3.13%BetaN/A ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsInsider TradesHeadlines Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Pearson plc provides educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies, and individual learners worldwide. The company operates through North America, Core, and Growth segments. It offers courseware services, including curriculum materials provided in book form and/or through access to digital content; and assessments, such as test development, processing, and scoring services. The company also operates schools, colleges, and universities; and provides online learning services in partnership with universities and other academic institutions. In addition, it delivers and installs off-the-shelf software; and provides services to academic institutions, such as program development, student acquisition, education technology, and student support services, as well as undertakes contracts to process qualifying tests for individual professions and government departments under multi-year contractual arrangements. The company was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. 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 Stock Exchange LON Industry Publishing Sub-IndustryN/A SectorConsumer Cyclical Current SymbolLON:PSON Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIKN/A Webhttp://www.pearson.com/ Phone+44-20-70102000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio17.22 Current Ratio1.58 Quick Ratio0.77Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio10.61 Forward P/E Ratio0.14 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales£4.13 billion Price / Sales1.51 Cash FlowGBX 72.84 per share Price / Cash Flow11.00 Book ValueGBX 580.60 per share Price / Book1.38Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net MarginsN/A Return on EquityN/A Return on AssetsN/AMiscellaneous Employees24,000 Outstanding Shares778,192,000Market Cap£6.23 billion Next Earnings Date7/22/2019 (Estimated) OptionableNot Optionable 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, February 22nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 4th will be given a dividend of GBX 13 per share on Friday, May 10th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 4th. This is a boost from Pearson's previous dividend of $5.50. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Pearson's Dividend History. How were Pearson's earnings last quarter? Pearson plc (LON:PSON) posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February, 22nd. The company reported $70.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $65.30 by $5.00. View Pearson's Earnings History. When is Pearson's next earnings date? Pearson is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July 22nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Pearson. What price target have analysts set for PSON? 12 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Pearson's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 550 to GBX 1,065. On average, they anticipate Pearson's stock price to reach GBX 741.10 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.5%. View Analyst Price Targets for Pearson. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Pearson? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pearson in the last year. There are currently 7 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Pearson. Has Pearson been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about PSON stock has been trending positive on Thursday, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Pearson earned a media sentiment score of 2.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Pearson's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Pearson include Daily Mail and General Trust P L C (DMGT), Euromoney Institutional Investor (ERM), Transcontinental (TCL.A), Reach (RCH), Yellow Pages (Y), Wilmington (WIL), Bloomsbury Publishing (BMY), Independent News & Media (INM), Connect Group (CNCT), Dods Group (DODS), Aspermont (ASP), McClatchy (MNI), Haynes Publishing Group (HYNS), Lingo Media (LM) and GVIC Communications (GCT). What other stocks do shareholders of Pearson own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Pearson investors own include CA (CA), BlackRock (BLK), Endologix (ELGX), Pearson (PSO), Athabasca Oil (ATH), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), NIC (EGOV), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW), Prudential (PRU) and Centrica (CNA). Who are Pearson's key executives? Pearson's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. John Joseph Fallon, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 56)Mr. Coram Williams, CFO & Exec. Director (Age 45)Mr. Albert Roger Hitchcock, Chief Technology & Operations Officer (Age 53)Mr. Tom Waldron, VP of Investor RelationsMr. Bjarne Philip Tellmann, Gen. Counsel & Chief Legal Officer How do I buy shares of Pearson? Shares of PSON 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 PSON stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 801. How big of a company is Pearson? Pearson has a market capitalization of £6.23 billion and generates £4.13 billion in revenue each year. Pearson employs 24,000 workers across the globe. What is Pearson's official website? The official website for Pearson is http://www.pearson.com/. 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 (LON PSON)Community Ranking: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 613 (Thanks for Voting!)Underperform Votes: 1,018 (Thanks for Voting!)Total Votes: 1,631MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Pearson and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PSON will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PSON will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 5/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Convertible Shares Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily 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.