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

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GBX 832.20 +6.40 (+0.78 %)
(As of 03/26/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous CloseGBX 825.80
Today's RangeGBX 824 - GBX 832.40
52-Week RangeGBX 730.40 - GBX 1,030
Volume1.52 million shs
Average Volume4.52 million shs
Market Capitalization£6.45 billion
P/E Ratio11.02
Dividend Yield3.11%
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 73.67 per share
Book ValueGBX 581.10 per share

Profitability

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Market Cap£6.45 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 announced a dividend on Friday, February 22nd. Investors 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 of this dividend is Thursday, April 4th. This is a positive change from Pearson's previous dividend of $5.50. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Pearson's Dividend History.

How were Pearson's earnings last quarter?

Pearson plc (LON:PSON) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February, 22nd. The company reported $70.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the 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 1-year price targets for Pearson's shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 550 to GBX 1,050. On average, they anticipate Pearson's stock price to reach GBX 756.45 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.1%. 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?

Media headlines about PSON stock have been trending negative this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Pearson earned a coverage optimism score of -2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles 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 near 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 832.20.

How big of a company is Pearson?

Pearson has a market capitalization of £6.45 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:  1,008 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,616
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 3/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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