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Pearson plc (PSON.L) Share Forecast, Price & News

GBX 658
+8.00 (+1.23 %)
(As of 11/30/2020 01:21 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: GBX 658
50-Day Range
MA: GBX 565.62
52-Week Range
Now: GBX 658
Volume795,625 shs
Average Volume3.07 million shs
Market Capitalization£4.95 billion
P/E Ratio19.13
Dividend Yield2.98%
Pearson plc provides educational products and services to governments, educational institutions, corporations, and professional bodies 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 offers 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.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.17 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Publishing



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales£3.53 billion
Cash FlowGBX 91.61 per share
Book ValueGBX 551 per share



Market Cap£4.95 billion
Next Earnings Date2/19/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable
GBX 658
+8.00 (+1.23 %)
(As of 11/30/2020 01:21 PM ET)
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Pearson plc (PSON.L) (LON:PSON) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Pearson plc (PSON.L)'s stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Pearson plc (PSON.L)'s stock was trading at GBX 539.20 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, PSON stock has increased by 22.5% and is now trading at GBX 660.60.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Pearson plc (PSON.L)?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pearson plc (PSON.L) in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Pearson plc (PSON.L)?

Wall Street analysts have given Pearson plc (PSON.L) a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's winning trading ideas this year have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Pearson plc (PSON.L) wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Pearson plc (PSON.L)'s next earnings date?

Pearson plc (PSON.L) is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, February 19th 2021.
View our earnings forecast for Pearson plc (PSON.L)

How were Pearson plc (PSON.L)'s earnings last quarter?

Pearson plc (PSON.L) (LON:PSON) posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July, 24th. The company reported ($5.10) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.00) by $4.10.
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How often does Pearson plc (PSON.L) pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Pearson plc (PSON.L)?

Pearson plc (PSON.L) declared a dividend on Friday, July 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 13th will be paid a dividend of GBX 6 per share on Monday, September 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.1%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 13th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.
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What price target have analysts set for PSON?

13 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Pearson plc (PSON.L)'s stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 450 to GBX 900. On average, they expect Pearson plc (PSON.L)'s stock price to reach GBX 613.55 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.1%.
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Who are some of Pearson plc (PSON.L)'s key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Pearson plc (PSON.L) own?

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

Who are Pearson plc (PSON.L)'s key executives?

Pearson plc (PSON.L)'s management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. John Joseph Fallon, Advisor (Age 57, Pay $1.05M)
  • Mr. Adam Bird CBE, Chief Exec. & Director (Age 56)
  • Ms. Sally Kate Miranda Johnson, CFO & Exec. Director (Age 46)
  • Mr. Albert Roger Hitchcock, Chief Technology & Operations Officer (Age 55)
  • Ms. Joanne Russell, Sr. VP of Investor Relations, Financial Communications & ESG
  • Ms. Cinthia Nespoli, Chief Legal Officer
  • Ms. Alexa Christon, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Ms. Anna Vikström Persson, Chief HR Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Tim Bozik, Pres of Global Product & North America Courseware
  • Mr. Kenneth Roderick Bristow, Pres of Pearson UK & Global Online Learning

What is Pearson plc (PSON.L)'s stock symbol?

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

How do I buy shares of Pearson plc (PSON.L)?

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 plc (PSON.L)'s stock price today?

One share of PSON stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 660.60.

How big of a company is Pearson plc (PSON.L)?

Pearson plc (PSON.L) has a market capitalization of £4.97 billion and generates £3.53 billion in revenue each year. Pearson plc (PSON.L) employs 22,500 workers across the globe.

What is Pearson plc (PSON.L)'s official website?

The official website for Pearson plc (PSON.L) is www.pearson.com.

How can I contact Pearson plc (PSON.L)?

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

This page was last updated on 11/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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