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LON:PSON

Pearson - PSON Share Forecast, Price & News

GBX 881.60
-4.60 (-0.52%)
(As of 08/12/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
881.60
889.40
50-Day Range
734.60
893.80
52-Week Range
571
901
Volume
944,560 shs
Average Volume
2.31 million shs
Market Capitalization
£6.49 billion
P/E Ratio
2,448.89
Dividend Yield
2.34%
Price Target
GBX 876.40

Pearson MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.57 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
0.6% Downside
GBX 876.40 Price Target
Short Interest
N/A
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.61
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.10mentions of Pearson in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
£1.80 M Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
N/A

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

1.90 out of 5 stars

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About Pearson (LON:PSON) Stock

Pearson plc provides educational courseware, assessments, and services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, other European countries, and internationally. It operates through five segments: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Higher Education, and Workforce Skills. The Assessment & Qualifications segment offers Pearson VUE, US student assessment, clinical assessment, UK GCSE, and A levels and international academic qualifications. The Virtual Learning segment provides virtual schools and online program management services. The English Language Learning segment offers Pearson test of English, institutional courseware, and English online solutions. The Higher Education segment provides the US, Canadian, and international higher education courseware businesses. The Workforce Skills offers BTEC, GED, TalentLens, Faethm, Pearson college, and apprenticeships. Pearson plc was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of brokerages have recently commented on PSON. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an "overweight" rating on shares of Pearson in a research report on Friday, May 20th. Morgan Stanley restated an "equal weight" rating on shares of Pearson in a research note on Wednesday, May 11th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Pearson in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Barclays lifted their target price on Pearson from GBX 775 ($9.36) to GBX 840 ($10.15) and gave the stock an "equal weight" rating in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Berenberg Bank restated a "hold" rating and issued a GBX 742 ($8.97) price target on shares of Pearson in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company's stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average target price of GBX 876.40 ($10.59).

Pearson Stock Down 0.5 %

PSON Stock traded down GBX 4.60 ($0.06) on Friday, hitting GBX 881.60 ($10.65). 944,560 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,311,625. Pearson has a 12-month low of GBX 571 ($6.90) and a 12-month high of GBX 901 ($10.89). The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 783.89 and a two-hundred day moving average price of GBX 742.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 30.17, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.90. The stock has a market cap of £6.49 billion and a P/E ratio of 2,457.22.

Pearson Cuts Dividend

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 19th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 11th will be issued a GBX 6.60 ($0.08) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 11th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.87%. Pearson's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 56.94%.

Insider Buying and Selling

In other Pearson news, insider Sally Johnson acquired 2,658 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 677 ($8.18) per share, for a total transaction of £17,994.66 ($21,743.19).

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PSON Stock News Headlines

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PSON Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/24/2020
Ex-Dividend for 9/19 Dividend
8/11/2022
Today
8/12/2022
Dividend Payable
9/19/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Publishing
Sub-Industry
N/A
CIK
N/A
Fax
N/A
Employees
21,350
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
GBX 876.40
High Stock Price Forecast
GBX 1,000
Low Stock Price Forecast
GBX 742
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-0.6%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.57
Research Coverage
7 Analysts

Profitability

Pretax Margin
N/A

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
£3.62 billion
Cash Flow
GBX 52.20 per share
Book Value
GBX 597.20 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
N/A
Market Cap
£6.49 billion
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
N/A

Key Executives

  • Mr. Adam Bird CBE (Age 58)
    CEO & Director
    Comp: $7.11M
  • Ms. Sally Kate Miranda Johnson (Age 48)
    CFO & Exec. Director
    Comp: $1.16M
  • Ms. Marykay Wells (Age 59)
    Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Joanne Russell
    Sr. VP of Investor Relations, Financial Communications & ESG
  • Ms. Cinthia Nespoli (Age 41)
    Chief Legal Officer
  • Ms. Lynne Frank (Age 55)
    Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Pres of Direct-to-Consumer
  • Ms. Allison P. Bebo (Age 53)
    Chief HR Officer
  • Mr. Tim Bozik (Age 59)
    Pres of Higher Education, Interim Chief Product Officer & Co-Pres of Direct to Consumer
  • Mr. Deepak Mehrotra (Age 58)
    Managing Director of India Bus.
  • Mr. Albert Roger Hitchcock (Age 57)
    Head of Telecom & Technology Partnerships













PSON Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Pearson stock right now?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pearson in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" PSON shares.
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What is Pearson's stock price forecast for 2022?

7 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Pearson's stock. Their PSON share price forecasts range from GBX 742 to GBX 1,000. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach GBX 876.40 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.6%.
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How have PSON shares performed in 2022?

Pearson's stock was trading at GBX 613.20 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, PSON stock has increased by 43.8% and is now trading at GBX 881.60.
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How were Pearson's earnings last quarter?

Pearson plc (LON:PSON) released its earnings results on Friday, July, 24th. The company reported ($5.10) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.00) by $4.10.

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

Pearson announced a dividend on Monday, August 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, August 11th will be given a dividend of GBX 6.60 per share on Monday, September 19th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 11th. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
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Is Pearson a good dividend stock?

Pearson (LON:PSON) pays an annual dividend of GBX 21 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.34%. The dividend payout ratio is 5,833.33%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable.
Read our dividend analysis for PSON.

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 stock 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 881.60.

How much money does Pearson make?

Pearson (LON:PSON) has a market capitalization of £6.49 billion and generates £3.62 billion in revenue each year.

How many employees does Pearson have?

The company employs 21,350 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Pearson?

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

This page (LON:PSON) was last updated on 8/12/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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