Pearson Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.12 (+1.10 %)
(As of 04/14/2021 03:59 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $11.06
50-Day Range
MA: $10.88
52-Week Range
Now: $11.06
Volume6,370 shs
Average Volume323,349 shs
Market Capitalization$8.34 billion
P/E Ratio14.95
Dividend Yield3.43%
Pearson plc provides educational materials and learning technologies. The company operates in four segments: Global Online Learning, Global Assessment, North America Courseware, and International. It provides test development, processing, and scoring services to governments, educational institutions, corporations, and professional bodies. The company also offers content across the curriculum and a range of education services, including teacher development, educational software, and system-wide solutions, as well as owns and operates colleges and schools comprising virtual schools. It provides content, assessment, and digital services to schools, colleges, and universities, as well as professional and vocational education to learners. Pearson plc was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Book publishing
Year Founded1998



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.94 billion
Cash Flow$1.65 per share
Book Value$7.07 per share



Market Cap$8.34 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A


Pearson (NYSE:PSO) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Morgan Stanley
March 31, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
TCU forward Mickey Pearson to transfer
March 22, 2021 |  msn.com
Form 6-K PEARSON PLC For: Mar 11 - StreetInsider.com
March 11, 2021 |  streetinsider.com
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Overall MarketRank

1.47 out of 5 stars

Consumer Discretionary Sector

139th out of 572 stocks

Book Publishing Industry

2nd out of 7 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 0.0Community Rank: 1.7Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
+0.12 (+1.10 %)
(As of 04/14/2021 03:59 PM ET)
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Pearson (NYSE:PSO) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Pearson a buy right now?

14 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pearson in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Pearson stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in PSO, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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How has Pearson's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Pearson's stock was trading at $6.94 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, PSO shares have increased by 59.4% and is now trading at $11.06.
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How often does Pearson pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Pearson?

Pearson declared a semi-annual dividend on Friday, March 12th. Investors of record on Friday, March 26th will be given a dividend of $0.1885 per share on Wednesday, May 12th. This represents a yield of 2.3%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 25th. This is a positive change from Pearson's previous semi-annual dividend of $0.08.
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Is Pearson a good dividend stock?

Pearson pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.43%. Pearson does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Pearson is 51.35%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Pearson will have a dividend payout ratio of 65.52% next year. This indicates that Pearson will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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Who are Pearson's key executives?

Pearson's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Adam Bird CBE, Chief Exec. & Director (Age 57, Pay $1.5M)
  • Ms. Sally Kate Miranda Johnson, CFO & Exec. Director (Age 47, Pay $782.78k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Joanne Russell, Sr. VP of Investor Relations, Financial Communications & ESG
  • Ms. Cinthia Nespoli, Chief Legal Officer (Age 40)
  • Ms. Lynne Frank, Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Pres of Direct-to-Consumer (Age 54)
  • Ms. Anna Vikström Persson, Chief HR Officer (Age 51) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Tim Bozik, Pres of Global Product & North America Courseware (Age 59) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Deepak Mehrotra, Managing Director of India Bus. (Age 57)
  • Mr. Albert Roger Hitchcock, Head of Telecom & Technology Partnerships (Age 56) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Giovanni Giovannelli Ph.D., Pres of English Language Learning (Age 48) (LinkedIn Profile)

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

36 employees have rated Pearson CEO Andy Bird on Glassdoor.com. Andy Bird has an approval rating of 89% among Pearson's employees.

Who are some of Pearson's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Pearson own?

What is Pearson's stock symbol?

Pearson trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "PSO."

How do I buy shares of Pearson?

Shares of PSO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Pearson's stock price today?

One share of PSO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.06.

How much money does Pearson make?

Pearson has a market capitalization of $8.34 billion and generates $4.94 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $337.10 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.74 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Pearson have?

Pearson employs 20,000 workers across the globe.

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. 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When was Pearson founded?

Pearson was founded in 1998.

What is Pearson's official website?

The official website for Pearson is www.pearson.com.

Where are Pearson's headquarters?

Pearson is headquartered at 80 Strand, London X0, WC2R 0RL.

How can I contact Pearson?

Pearson's mailing address is 80 Strand, London X0, WC2R 0RL. The company can be reached via phone at 44-20-7010-2000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 4/14/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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