Pearson (PSO) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.12 (+0.96%)
(As of 04/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
448,465 shs
Average Volume
387,996 shs
Market Capitalization
$8.63 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Pearson MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.60 Rating Score
2.7% Downside
$12.30 Price Target
Short Interest
0.14% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
News Sentiment
-0.34mentions of Pearson in the last 14 days
Based on 12 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $0.79 to $0.89 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

0.46 out of 5 stars

Consumer Discretionary Sector

255th out of 265 stocks

Book Publishing Industry

4th out of 4 stocks

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About Pearson Stock (NYSE:PSO)

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

PSO Stock Price History

PSO Stock News Headlines

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Dividend Payable
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Book publishing
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
5 Analysts


Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$4.57 billion
Cash Flow
$1.24 per share
Book Value
$7.11 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$8.63 billion

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Key Executives

  • Ms. Sally Kate Miranda Johnson (Age 51)
    CFO & Executive Director
    Comp: $2.01M
  • Ms. Marykay Wells (Age 61)
    Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Joanne Russell
    Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Financial Communications & ESG
  • Ms. Cinthia Nespoli (Age 43)
    Chief Legal Officer
  • Ms. Lynne Frank (Age 57)
    Chief Marketing Officer & Co-President of Direct-to-Consumer
  • Ms. Allison P. Bebo (Age 55)
    Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Mr. Tim Bozik (Age 62)
    President of Higher Education, Interim Chief Product Officer & Co-President of Direct to Consumer
  • Mr. Albert Roger Hitchcock (Age 59)
    Head of Telecom & Technology Partnerships
  • Mr. Giovanni Giovannelli Ph.D. (Age 51)
    President of English Language Learning
  • Mr. Robert Whelan (Age 75)
    President of Assessments & Qualifications

PSO Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Pearson stock right now?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pearson in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" PSO shares.
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What is Pearson's stock price target for 2024?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Pearson's shares. Their PSO share price targets range from $12.30 to $12.30. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $12.30 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.7%.
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How have PSO shares performed in 2024?

Pearson's stock was trading at $12.29 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, PSO shares have increased by 2.8% and is now trading at $12.64.
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Are investors shorting Pearson?

Pearson saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 966,000 shares, an increase of 67.5% from the March 15th total of 576,800 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 403,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.4 days. Currently, 0.1% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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How often does Pearson pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Pearson?

Pearson announced a Semi-Annual dividend on Friday, March 1st. Investors of record on Friday, March 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.1987 per share on Wednesday, May 8th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.2%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 21st. This is a positive change from the stock's previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.07.
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Is Pearson a good dividend stock?

Pearson (NYSE:PSO) pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.23%.
Read our dividend analysis for PSO.

What ETFs hold Pearson's stock?

ETFs with the largest weight of Pearson (NYSE:PSO) stock in their portfolio include Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF (PAK).Invesco International Dividend Achievers ETF (PID).

What is Andy Bird's approval rating as Pearson's CEO?

36 employees have rated Pearson Chief Executive Officer Andy Bird on Glassdoor.com. Andy Bird has an approval rating of 89% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Pearson own?
Who are Pearson's major shareholders?

Pearson's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Atlas Capital Advisors LLC (0.00%), Ballentine Partners LLC (0.00%), Alaska Permanent Fund Corp (0.00%), First Trust Direct Indexing L.P. (0.00%) and Janiczek Wealth Management LLC (0.00%).

How do I buy shares of Pearson?

Shares of PSO stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Pearson have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Pearson: AEL (S) PTE Limited, ATI Professional Development LLC, Addison Wesley Longman Inc., Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc., Aldwych Finance Limited, America’s Choice Inc., Atkey Finance Limited, Author Solutions, Axis Finance Inc., CAMSAWUSA Inc., CTI Education Group (Pty) Limited, Camsaw Inc., Casapsi Livraria e Editora Ltda, Centro Cultural Americano Franquias e Comércio Ltda., Century Consultants Ltd., Certiport, Certiport China Co Ltd, Certiport China Holding LLC, Certiport Inc., Cogmed Systems AB, Connections Academy of Arkansas LLC, Connections Academy of Florida LLC, Connections Academy of Iowa LLC, Connections Academy of Maine LLC, Connections Academy of Maryland LLC, Connections Academy of Minnesota LLC, Connections Academy of Missouri LLC, Connections Academy of Nevada LLC, Connections Academy of New Jersey LLC, Connections Academy of New Mexico LLC, Connections Academy of New York LLC, Connections Academy of Oregon LLC, Connections Academy of Pennsylvania LLC, Connections Academy of Tennessee LLC, Connections Academy of Texas LLC, Connections Education Inc., Connections Education LLC, Connections Education of Florida LLC, Dominie Press Inc., Dorian Finance Limited, Dorling Kindersley Australasia Pty Limited, EBNT Canada Holdings ULC, EBNT Holdings Limited, EBNT USA Holdings Inc., Edexcel Limited, Edexcel South Africa Pty Ltd, Education Development International plc, Education Resources (Cyprus) Limited, Educational Management Group Inc., Educational Publishers LLP, Embanet ULC, Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group Inc., EmbanetCompass, Embankment Finance Limited, English Language Learning and Instruction System Inc., Escape Studios Limited, FBH Inc., Falstaff Holdco Inc., Falstaff Inc., GED Domains LLC, GED Testing Service LLC, George (Shanghai) Commercial Information Consulting Co. Ltd, Global Education, Global George I Limited, Global George II Limited, GlobalEnglish, Globe Fearon Inc., Guangzhou Crescent Software Co. Ltd, Heinemann Education Botswana (Publishers) (Proprietary) Limited, Heinemann Publishers (Pty) Ltd, INTELLIPRO INC., Icodeon Limited, IndiaCan Education Private Limited, Integral 7 Inc., Integrated Analytics LLC, J M Soluções Exportação e Importação Ltda, K12 Learning Services LLC, Kagiso Education Pty Ltd, Knowledge Analysis Technologies LLC, LCCI International Qualifications (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., LCCIEB Training Consultancy. Ltd, Learning Catalytics, LessonLab Inc., Lignum Oil Company, Linx Brasil Distribuidora Ltda., Longman (Malawi) Limited, Longman Australasia Pty Ltd, Longman Group(Overseas Holdings)Limited, Longman Indochina Acquisition L.L.C., Longman Kenya Limited, Longman Mocambique Ltda, Longman Romania S.R.L., Longman Swaziland (Pty) Limited, Longman Tanzania Limited, Longman Zambia Educational Publishers Pty Ltd, Longman Zambia Limited, Longman Zimbabwe (Private) Ltd, Longmaned Ecuador S.A., Major123 Limited, Maskew Miller Longman (Pty) Limited, MeasureUp LLC, Modern Curriculum Inc., Multi Holding, Multi Treinamento e Editora Ltda, NCS Information Technology Services (Beijing) Co Ltd, NCS Pearson Inc., NCS Pearson Pty Ltd, NCS Pearson Puerto Rico Inc., National Computer Systems Japan Co. Ltd, Ordinate Corporation, PN Holdings Inc., PT Efficient English Services, Pearson (Beijing) Management Consulting Co. Ltd., Pearson (Guizhou) Education Technology Co. Ltd., Pearson Affordable Learning Fund Limited, Pearson America LLC, Pearson Amsterdam B.V., Pearson Australia Finance Unlimited, Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd, Pearson Australia Holdings Pty Ltd, Pearson Australia Pty Ltd, Pearson Benelux B.V., Pearson Books Limited, Pearson Brazil Finance Limited, Pearson Business Services Inc., Pearson Canada Assessment Inc., Pearson Canada Finance Unlimited, Pearson Canada Holdings Inc, Pearson Canada Inc., Pearson Central Europe Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością, Pearson College Limited, Pearson DBC Holdings Inc., Pearson Desarrollo y Capacitación Profesional Chile Limitada, Pearson Deutschland GmbH, Pearson Digital Learning Puerto Rico Inc., Pearson Dollar Finance Two Limited, Pearson Dollar Finance plc, Pearson Educacion SA, Pearson Educacion de Chile Limitada, Pearson Educacion de Colombia S A S, Pearson Educacion de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Pearson Educacion de Panama SA, Pearson Educacion de Peru S.A., Pearson Education (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Pearson Education Achievement Solutions (RF) (Pty) Limited, Pearson Education Africa (Pty) Ltd, Pearson Education Asia Limited, Pearson Education Botswana (Proprietary) Limited, Pearson Education Hellas SA, Pearson Education Holdings Limited, Pearson Education Inc., Pearson Education Indochina Limited, Pearson Education Investments Limited, Pearson Education Korea Limited, Pearson Education Limited, Pearson Education Namibia (Pty) Limited, Pearson Education Publishing Limited, Pearson Education S.A., Pearson Education SA, Pearson Education South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd., Pearson Education Taiwan Ltd, Pearson Education do Brasil S.A, Pearson Educational Measurement Canada Inc., Pearson Educational Publishers LLC, Pearson Egitim Cozumleri Tikaret Limited Sirketi, Pearson Falstaff (Holdings) Inc., Pearson Falstaff Holdco LLC, Pearson France, Pearson Funding Five plc, Pearson Funding Four plc, Pearson Funding Two Limited, Pearson Holdings Inc., Pearson Holdings Southern Africa (Pty) Limited, Pearson IOKI Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością, Pearson India Education Services Private Limited, Pearson India Support Services Private Limited, Pearson Institute of Higher Education, Pearson International Finance Limited, Pearson Investment Holdings Inc., Pearson Italia S.p.A, Pearson Japan KK, Pearson Lanka (Private) Limited, Pearson Learning China (HK) Limited, Pearson Lesotho (Pty) Ltd, Pearson Loan Finance No. 3 Limited, Pearson Loan Finance No. 4 Limited, Pearson Loan Finance No.2 Unlimited, Pearson Loan Finance Unlimited, Pearson Longman Uganda Limited, Pearson Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Pearson Management Services Limited, Pearson Management Services Philippines Inc., Pearson Maryland Inc., Pearson Netherlands B.V., Pearson Netherlands Holdings B.V., Pearson Nominees Limited, Pearson Online Tutoring LLC, Pearson Overseas Holdings Limited, Pearson PEM P.R. Inc., Pearson PRH Holdings Limited, Pearson Pension Nominees Limited, Pearson Pension Property Fund Limited, Pearson Pension Trustee Limited, Pearson Pension Trustee Services Limited, Pearson Professional Assessments Limited, Pearson Real Estate Holdings Inc., Pearson Real Estate Holdings Limited, Pearson Schweiz AG, Pearson Services Limited, Pearson Shared Services Limited, Pearson South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Pearson Strand Finance Limited, Pearson Sweden AB, Pearson VUE Philippines Inc., Pearson in Practice Holdings Limited, Pearson in Practice Skills Based Learning Limited, Pearson in Practice Technology Limited, Penguin Capital LLC, Phumelela Publishers (Pty) Ltd, ProctorCam Inc., Reading Property Holdings LLC, Rebus Planning Associates Inc., Reston Publishing Company Inc., Rycade Capital Corporation, Shanghai AWL Education Software Ltd, Silver Burdett Ginn Inc., Skylight Training and Publishing Inc., Smarthinking Inc., Sound Holdings Inc., Spear Insurance Company Limited, Stark Verlag GmbH, Sunnykey International Holdings Limited (BVI), TQ Catalis Limited, TQ Clapham Limited, TQ Education and Training Limited, TQ Global Limited, TQ Group Limited, TQ Holdings Limited, The Financial Times (I) Pvt Ltd, The Learning Edge International pty Ltd, The Waite Group Inc, Trio Parent Holdings LLC, US Learning Services LLC, USLS Holdings LLC, Virtual Nerd, Vue Testing Services Israel Ltd, Vue Testing Services Korea Limited, Wall Street Institute Kft., Williams Education GmbH, eCollege.com, and Éditions Du Renouveau Pédagogique Inc..
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This page (NYSE:PSO) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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