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LON:PSONPearson Share Price, Forecast & News

GBX 501.60
-3.20 (-0.63 %)
(As of 06/3/2020 09:09 AM ET)
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Today's Range
501.60
Now: GBX 501.60
515.80
50-Day Range
423.50
MA: GBX 460.90
538.80
52-Week Range
6.87
Now: GBX 501.60
951.20
Volume829,874 shs
Average Volume4.52 million shs
Market Capitalization£3.77 billion
P/E Ratio14.75
Dividend Yield4.28%
BetaN/A
Pearson plc provides educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies, and individual learners 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 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.0Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 3.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.33 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales£3.87 billion
Cash FlowGBX 63.90 per share
Book ValueGBX 553.80 per share

Profitability

Miscellaneous

Employees24,000
Market Cap£3.77 billion
Next Earnings Date7/24/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable

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Pearson (LON:PSON) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Pearson's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Pearson's stock was trading at GBX 539.20 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, PSON stock has decreased by 7.0% and is now trading at GBX 501.60. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Pearson?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pearson in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Pearson.

When is Pearson's next earnings date?

Pearson is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, July 24th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Pearson.

How were Pearson's earnings last quarter?

Pearson plc (LON:PSON) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February, 22nd. The company reported $70.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $65.30 by $5.00. View Pearson's earnings history.

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

Pearson declared a dividend on Friday, February 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, March 26th will be given a dividend of GBX 13.50 per share on Thursday, May 7th. This represents a yield of 2.4%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 26th. This is a positive change from Pearson's previous dividend of GBX 6. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Pearson's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for PSON?

12 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Pearson's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 400 to GBX 960. On average, they anticipate Pearson's stock price to reach GBX 607.18 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 21.0% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Pearson.

Has Pearson been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about PSON stock have been trending somewhat negative on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Pearson earned a news impact score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. View the latest news aboutPearson.

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

Who are Pearson's key executives?

Pearson's management team includes the following 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

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.

What is Pearson's stock price today?

One share of PSON stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 501.60.

How big of a company is Pearson?

Pearson has a market capitalization of £3.77 billion and generates £3.87 billion in revenue each year. Pearson employs 24,000 workers across the globe.

What is Pearson's official website?

The official website for Pearson is 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.

This page was last updated on 6/3/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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