Pearson Share Forecast, Price & News

GBX 805.80
+8.40 (+1.05 %)
(As of 04/9/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: GBX 805.80
50-Day Range
MA: GBX 778.62
52-Week Range
Now: GBX 805.80
Volume1.05 million shs
Average Volume2.33 million shs
Market Capitalization£6.07 billion
P/E Ratio19.65
Dividend Yield2.42%
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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Publishing
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales£3.40 billion
Cash FlowGBX 145.80 per share
Book ValueGBX 548.30 per share



Market Cap£6.07 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
OptionableNot Optionable


Pearson PLC : Annual Financial Report
March 20, 2021 |  markets.businessinsider.com
Is Pearson (LON:PSON) A Risky Investment?
March 10, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
Pearson sees return to growth in 2021 - MarketWatch
March 8, 2021 |  marketwatch.com
Pearson details consumer shift as 2020 revenue falls
March 8, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
Form 6-K PEARSON PLC For: Feb 04 - StreetInsider.com
February 4, 2021 |  streetinsider.com
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Overall MarketRank

1.52 out of 5 stars

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Pearson (LON:PSON) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Pearson a buy right now?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pearson in the last year. There are currently 5 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Pearson stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in PSON, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Pearson?

Wall Street analysts have given Pearson a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Pearson wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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How were Pearson's earnings last quarter?

Pearson plc (LON:PSON) posted its earnings results on Friday, July, 24th. The company reported ($5.10) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($1.00) by $4.10.
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How has Pearson's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Pearson's stock was trading at GBX 539.20 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, PSON stock has increased by 49.4% and is now trading at GBX 805.80.
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How often does Pearson pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Pearson?

Pearson announced a dividend on Monday, March 8th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 25th will be paid a dividend of GBX 13.50 per share on Friday, May 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 25th. This is a positive change from Pearson's previous dividend of GBX 6. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.
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Is Pearson a good dividend stock?

Pearson pays an annual dividend of GBX 20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.42%. The dividend payout ratio of Pearson is 48.78%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%.
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What price target have analysts set for PSON?

12 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Pearson's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 480 to GBX 900. On average, they anticipate Pearson's stock price to reach GBX 658.40 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 18.3%.
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Who are Pearson's key executives?

Pearson's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Adam Bird CBE, Chief Exec. & Director (Age 57)
  • Ms. Sally Kate Miranda Johnson, CFO & Exec. Director (Age 46)
  • 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 51)
  • Mr. Tim Bozik, Pres of Global Product & North America Courseware
  • Mr. Kenneth Roderick Bristow, Pres of Pearson UK & Global Online Learning
  • Mr. Deepak Mehrotra, Managing Director of India Bus. (Age 57)
  • Mr. Albert Roger Hitchcock, Head of Telecom & Technology Partnerships (Age 56)

Who are some of Pearson's key competitors?

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), Prudential (PRU), NIC (EGOV), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW) and Centrica (CNA).

What is Pearson's stock symbol?

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

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.
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What is Pearson's stock price today?

One share of PSON stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 805.80.

How much money does Pearson make?

Pearson has a market capitalization of £6.07 billion and generates £3.40 billion in revenue each year.

How many employees does Pearson have?

Pearson employs 22,500 workers across the globe.

What is Pearson's official website?

The official website for Pearson is www.pearson.com.

Where are Pearson's headquarters?

Pearson is headquartered at 80 Strand, LONDON, WC2R 0RL, United Kingdom.

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.

This page was last updated on 4/11/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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