LON:PSON - Pearson Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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GBX 849.20 +14.00 (+1.68 %)
(As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous CloseGBX 849.20
Today's RangeGBX 831.20 - GBX 878
52-Week RangeGBX 730.40 - GBX 1,030
Volume4.50 million shs
Average Volume4.52 million shs
Market Capitalization£6.58 billion
P/E Ratio11.25
Dividend Yield3.13%
BetaN/A
Pearson plc provides educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies, and individual learners worldwide. The company operates through three segments: North America, Core, and Growth. It offers courseware services, including curriculum materials provided in book form and/or via access to digital content; and assessments, such as test development, processing, and scoring services. The company also operates schools, colleges, and universities; and English language teaching centers, as well as provides online learning services in partnership with universities and other academic institutions. In addition, it sells books; 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Publishing
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorConsumer Cyclical
CUSIPN/A
CIKN/A
Phone+44-20-70102000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales£4.13 billion
Cash FlowGBX 74.94 per share
Book ValueGBX 581.10 per share

Profitability

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Market Cap£6.58 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
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. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 4th will be paid a dividend of GBX 13 per share on Friday, May 10th. This represents a 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February, 22nd. The company reported $70.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $65.30 by $5.00. View Pearson's Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for PSON?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Pearson's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 550 to GBX 1,050. On average, they anticipate Pearson's share price to reach GBX 756.45 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.9%. 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, 3 hold ratings and 2 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 headlines about PSON stock have trended neutral on Saturday, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Pearson earned a daily sentiment score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

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), Athabasca Oil (ATH), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Pearson (PSO), 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 Relations
  • Mr. 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 849.20.

How big of a company is Pearson?

Pearson has a market capitalization of £6.58 billion and generates £4.13 billion in revenue each year.

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 (star)
Outperform Votes:  608 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,007 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,615
MarketBeat'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 3/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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