Pearson Stock Price, News & Analysis (LON:PSON)

GBX 696.60 3.00 (0.43 %)
(As of 01/24/2018 06:07 AM ET)
Previous CloseGBX 693.60
Today's RangeGBX 688.40 - GBX 696.60
52-Week RangeGBX 563 - GBX 773
Volume687,810 shs
Average Volume3.39 million shs
Market Capitalization£5.53 billion
P/E Ratio-265.88
Dividend YieldN/A
BetaN/A

About Pearson (LON:PSON)

Pearson logoPearson plc (Pearson) is a learning company. The Company delivers learning through providing a range of educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies and individual learners. The Company operates through three segments, which include North America, Core and Growth. The Company's North America segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in the United States and Canada. The Company's Core segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in more mature markets including the United Kingdom, Australia and Italy. The Company's Growth segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in emerging markets including Brazil, China, India and South Africa. The Company provides content, assessment and digital services to schools, colleges and universities, as well as professional and vocational education to learners to help increase their skills and employability prospects.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Consumer Publishing
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorCyclical Consumer Goods & Services
SymbolLON:PSON
CUSIPN/A
Phone+44-20-70102000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current RatioN/A
Quick RatioN/A

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio-265.87786259542
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A
Price / SalesN/A
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book ValueN/A
Price / BookN/A

Profitability

Trailing EPSGBX (2.62)
Net IncomeN/A
Net Margins-0.78%
Return on Equity-0.82%
Return on Assets-0.34%

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Outstanding Shares815,810,000

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, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of GBX 5 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a yield of 0.8%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View Pearson's Dividend History.

Where is Pearson's stock going? Where will Pearson's stock price be in 2018?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Pearson's stock. Their predictions range from GBX 380 to GBX 975. On average, they expect Pearson's stock price to reach GBX 662.20 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Pearson.

Who are some of Pearson's key competitors?

Who are Pearson's key executives?

Pearson's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Sidney Taurel, Independent Chairman of the Board (Age 68)
  • John Fallon, Chief Executive officer, Executive Director (Age 55)
  • Coram Williams, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director (Age 43)
  • Stephen Jones, Company Secretary
  • Elizabeth Corley CBE, Non-Executive Independent Director (Age 61)
  • Vivienne Cox CBE, Senior Non-Executive Independent Director (Age 58)
  • Joshua Lewis, Non-Executive Independent Director (Age 54)
  • Linda Koch Lorimer, Non-Executive Independent Director (Age 64)
  • Harish Manwani, Non-Executive Independent Director (Age 63)

How do I buy Pearson stock?

Shares of Pearson 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 Pearson stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 696.60.

How big of a company is Pearson?

Pearson has a market capitalization of £5.53 billion.

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 (PSON)

Community Ranking:  1.6 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  398 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  846 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,244
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Pearson and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Pearson (LON:PSON) Analysts' Consensus Rating

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: HoldHoldHoldHold
Consensus Rating Score: 1.821.891.891.90
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Sell Rating(s)
8 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
6 Sell Rating(s)
9 Hold Rating(s)
4 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
6 Sell Rating(s)
9 Hold Rating(s)
4 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
6 Sell Rating(s)
10 Hold Rating(s)
4 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 662.20GBX 680.24GBX 673.71GBX 702.06

Pearson (LON:PSON) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for Pearson (LON:PSON)

Pearson (LON:PSON) Analyst Ratings History

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/23/2018Deutsche BankBoost Price TargetSellGBX 500 -> GBX 525View Rating Details
1/23/2018Goldman Sachs GroupBoost Price TargetSellGBX 495 -> GBX 555View Rating Details
1/18/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutralGBX 763 -> GBX 760View Rating Details
1/18/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual weightGBX 720View Rating Details
1/17/2018Numis SecuritiesReiterated RatingSellGBX 507View Rating Details
1/17/2018Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
1/15/2018Liberum CapitalBoost Price TargetSellGBX 330 -> GBX 380View Rating Details
1/10/2018Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 490View Rating Details
11/20/2017Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHoldGBX 725View Rating Details
10/18/2017Societe GeneraleReiterated RatingBuyGBX 960View Rating Details
10/18/2017Jefferies GroupBoost Price TargetUnderperformGBX 523 -> GBX 541View Rating Details
9/27/2017BNP ParibasUpgradeOutperformGBX 700View Rating Details
9/14/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 690View Rating Details
7/18/2017CitigroupReiterated RatingBuyGBX 975View Rating Details
7/11/2017InvestecReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/15/2017MacquarieBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 600 -> GBX 790View Rating Details
2/7/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual weightGBX 550 -> GBX 615View Rating Details
1/19/2017Beaufort SecuritiesDowngradeHoldView Rating Details
1/18/2017AlphaValueReiterated RatingBuyGBX 986View Rating Details
10/14/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingBuyGBX 870View Rating Details
5/18/2016NatixisReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,150View Rating Details
2/29/2016NomuraBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 890 -> GBX 910View Rating Details
2/12/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 900View Rating Details
(Data available from 1/24/2016 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Pearson (LON:PSON)


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Estimates

Pearson (LON:PSON) Earnings Estimates

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Dividends

Pearson (LON:PSON) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/4/2017GBX 50.8%8/17/20178/17/20179/15/2017
2/24/2017GBX 345.18%4/6/20174/6/20175/12/2017
7/29/2016GBX 182.04%8/18/20168/18/20169/16/2016
2/26/2016GBX 344.07%4/7/20164/7/20165/6/2016
7/24/2015GBX 181.48%8/13/20158/13/20159/11/2015
7/25/2014GBX 171.5%8/13/20148/13/20149/12/2014
2/28/2014GBX 323.16%4/2/20144/2/20145/2/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Pearson (LON PSON) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Trades by Quarter for Pearson (LON:PSON)

Pearson (LON PSON) Insider Trades by Quarter

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
12/15/2017Tim ScoreInsiderBuy2,141GBX 736£15,757.76
9/29/2017Tim ScoreInsiderBuy2,610GBX 604£15,764.40
6/30/2017Lincoln WallenInsiderBuy581GBX 697£4,049.57
5/12/2017Lincoln WallenInsiderBuy117GBX 711£831.87
5/5/2017Sidney TaurelInsiderBuy2,100GBX 726£15,246
3/31/2017Tim ScoreInsiderBuy2,264GBX 672£15,214.08
12/16/2016Harish ManwaniInsiderBuy1,711GBX 817£13,978.87
10/19/2016John FallonInsiderBuy10,000GBX 755£75,500
10/3/2016Melinda WolfeInsiderSell25,746GBX 759£195,412.14
9/30/2016Vivienne CoxInsiderBuy289GBX 737£2,129.93
6/27/2016Wallen,LincolnInsiderBuy423GBX 916£3,874.68
3/31/2016Corley,ElizabethInsiderBuy677GBX 893£6,045.61
2/29/2016Williams,CoramInsiderBuy5,000GBX 836£41,800
12/17/2015Manwani,HarishInsiderBuy421GBX 750£3,157.50
10/1/2015Manwani,HarishInsiderBuy254GBX 1,113£2,827.02
7/1/2015Manwani,HarishInsiderBuy250GBX 12.25GBX 3,062.50
4/29/2015Robin FreestoneInsiderSell100,000GBX 1,319£1,319,000
3/5/2015Robin FreestoneInsiderSell6,636GBX 1,444£95,823.84
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Pearson (LON PSON) News Headlines

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DateHeadline
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Lowers Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 760JPMorgan Chase & Co. Lowers Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 760
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 21 at 9:34 PM
Pearson plc (PSON) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by AnalystsPearson plc (PSON) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 13 at 1:58 AM
Deutsche Bank Reaffirms "Sell" Rating for Pearson (PSON)Deutsche Bank Reaffirms "Sell" Rating for Pearson (PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 25 at 7:57 PM
Pearson plc (PSON) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by BrokeragesPearson plc (PSON) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 19 at 1:50 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Insider Tim Score Purchases 2,141 SharesPearson plc (PSON) Insider Tim Score Purchases 2,141 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 18 at 8:36 AM
Pearson (PSON) Earns "Sell" Rating from Liberum CapitalPearson (PSON) Earns "Sell" Rating from Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 16 at 9:22 PM
Pearson (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Liberum CapitalPearson (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 10 at 9:22 AM
J P Morgan Chase & Co Boosts Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 740J P Morgan Chase & Co Boosts Pearson (PSON) Price Target to GBX 740
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 9 at 9:26 PM
Pearson plc (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Liberum CapitalPearson plc (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 27 at 8:26 PM
Pearson plcs (PSON) Sell Rating Reiterated at Liberum CapitalPearson plc's (PSON) Sell Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 24 at 4:46 PM
Pearson plc (PSON) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from AnalystsPearson plc (PSON) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 24 at 1:52 AM
Kepler Capital Markets Reiterates Hold Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)Kepler Capital Markets Reiterates Hold Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 20 at 6:14 AM
TABLE-John Grishams The Rooster Bar tops U.S. bestsellers listTABLE-John Grisham's 'The Rooster Bar' tops U.S. bestsellers list
finance.yahoo.com - November 4 at 9:24 AM
Asian funds in talks to buy Pearsons English language unit - sourcesAsian funds in talks to buy Pearson's English language unit - sources
finance.yahoo.com - October 31 at 8:11 AM
TABLE-Leonardo da Vinci biography tops U.S. nonfiction bestsellersTABLE-Leonardo da Vinci biography tops U.S. nonfiction bestsellers
finance.yahoo.com - October 27 at 11:53 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) PT Raised to GBX 507 at Numis Securities LtdPearson plc (PSON) PT Raised to GBX 507 at Numis Securities Ltd
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 21 at 7:22 PM
TABLE-Dan Browns Origin thriller steady atop U.S. fiction bestsellersTABLE-Dan Brown's 'Origin' thriller steady atop U.S. fiction bestsellers
finance.yahoo.com - October 19 at 3:38 PM
U.S. dollar up, yield curve flat, on inflation; stocks riseU.S. dollar up, yield curve flat, on inflation; stocks rise
finance.yahoo.com - October 17 at 9:18 PM
Pearson plc (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Shore CapitalPearson plc (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Shore Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 17 at 8:30 AM
European stocks slip as auto shares fall, Credit Suisse climbsEuropean stocks slip as auto shares fall, Credit Suisse climbs
www.marketwatch.com - October 17 at 6:27 AM
Pearson 9-month Revenues Up; Now Sees FY17 Earnings At Upper Half Of View RangePearson 9-month Revenues Up; Now Sees FY17 Earnings At Upper Half Of View Range
www.nasdaq.com - October 17 at 6:27 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by BrokeragesPearson plc (PSON) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 5 at 12:36 AM
Pearson Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : PSON-GB : October 3, 2017Pearson Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : PSON-GB : October 3, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 11:10 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Insider Acquires £15,764.40 in StockPearson plc (PSON) Insider Acquires £15,764.40 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 2 at 7:36 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Upgraded to "Outperform" by BNP ParibasPearson plc (PSON) Upgraded to "Outperform" by BNP Paribas
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 1 at 10:50 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Stock Rating Lowered by Deutsche Bank AGPearson plc (PSON) Stock Rating Lowered by Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 1 at 10:50 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Given "Sell" Rating at Liberum CapitalPearson plc (PSON) Given "Sell" Rating at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 30 at 6:38 PM
Pearson plc (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Pearson plc (PSON) Rating Reiterated by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 18 at 3:54 PM
Credit Suisse Group Reiterates Neutral Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)Credit Suisse Group Reiterates Neutral Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 11:08 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Liberum CapitalPearson plc (PSON) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 17 at 8:58 AM
J P Morgan Chase & Co Reiterates "Neutral" Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)J P Morgan Chase & Co Reiterates "Neutral" Rating for Pearson plc (PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 4 at 9:58 AM
Pearson plcs (PSON) "Sell" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum CapitalPearson plc's (PSON) "Sell" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 27 at 9:32 AM
Corporate News Blog - Pearson Completes Sale of Global Education (GEDU) BusinessCorporate News Blog - Pearson Completes Sale of Global Education (GEDU) Business
finance.yahoo.com - August 19 at 6:44 AM
Pearson sells Chinese unit for $80 million - MarketWatchPearson sells Chinese unit for $80 million - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - August 17 at 7:06 AM
Pearson plc (PSON) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by AnalystsPearson plc (PSON) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 12:42 AM
Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Announces GBX 5 DividendPearson plc (LON:PSON) Announces GBX 5 Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 12 at 9:38 AM
Pearson Plc :PSON-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : August 12, 2017Pearson Plc :PSON-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : August 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 12 at 7:04 AM
Why I’d still avoid shares in this FTSE 100 basket caseWhy I’d still avoid shares in this FTSE 100 basket case
www.fool.co.uk - August 5 at 6:26 AM
Edited Transcript of PSON.L earnings conference call or presentation 4-Aug-17 7:30am GMTEdited Transcript of PSON.L earnings conference call or presentation 4-Aug-17 7:30am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 6:26 AM
Pearson H1 Loss Narrows, Cuts Dividend, Trims FY View; To Cut 3000 JobsPearson H1 Loss Narrows, Cuts Dividend, Trims FY View; To Cut 3000 Jobs
www.nasdaq.com - August 4 at 7:16 AM
Pearson to Cut 3,000 Jobs, Dividend as Education Woes RemainPearson to Cut 3,000 Jobs, Dividend as Education Woes Remain
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 7:16 AM
[$$] Pearson to Ax 3,000 Jobs, Slash Dividend[$$] Pearson to Ax 3,000 Jobs, Slash Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 7:16 AM
Pearsons Fate in Their BackpacksPearson's Fate in Their Backpacks
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 7:16 AM
[$$] Informa puts on a show with strong first half[$$] Informa puts on a show with strong first half
finance.yahoo.com - July 26 at 6:34 AM
[$$] The paradox of productivity and other slippery concepts[$$] The paradox of productivity and other slippery concepts
finance.yahoo.com - July 14 at 7:40 AM
Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Price Target Cut to GBX 730Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Price Target Cut to GBX 730
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 12 at 8:33 AM
PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - July 12PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - July 12
finance.yahoo.com - July 12 at 7:12 AM
Investec Reaffirms Hold Rating for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)Investec Reaffirms Hold Rating for Pearson plc (LON:PSON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 11 at 11:20 AM
Pearson To Sell 22% Stake In Penguin Random House VenturePearson To Sell 22% Stake In Penguin Random House Venture
www.rttnews.com - July 11 at 6:50 AM
Pearson plcs (PSON) Equal weight Rating Reiterated at Barclays PLCPearson plc's (PSON) Equal weight Rating Reiterated at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 8 at 10:04 AM

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