NYSE:PSO - Pearson Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$11.19 +0.28 (+2.57 %)
(As of 04/23/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$10.91
Today's Range$11.17 - $11.26
52-Week Range$10.14 - $13.19
Volume388,257 shs
Average Volume310,454 shs
Market Capitalization$8.74 billion
P/E Ratio15.99
Dividend Yield3.12%
Beta-0.03
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 Book publishing
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorConsumer Discretionary
CUSIPN/A
Phone44-20-7010-2000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.51 billion
Cash Flow$1.4704 per share
Book Value$7.73 per share

Profitability

Miscellaneous

Employees30,339
Market Cap$8.74 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
OptionableOptionable

Pearson (NYSE:PSO) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pearson's stock symbol?

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

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

Pearson declared a semiannual dividend on Tuesday, March 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 5th will be given a dividend of $0.1715 per share on Wednesday, May 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 4th. This is a boost from Pearson's previous semiannual dividend of $0.07. View Pearson's Dividend History.

How will Pearson's stock buyback program work?

Pearson announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, October 17th 2017, which allows the company to buyback outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for PSO?

7 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Pearson's shares. Their predictions range from $10.89 to $10.89. On average, they expect Pearson's share price to reach $10.89 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Pearson.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Pearson?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pearson in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Pearson.

Has Pearson been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about PSO stock has been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing 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 five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Pearson earned a daily sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Pearson's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Pearson own?

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

Who are Pearson's major shareholders?

Pearson's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.02%), Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. (0.00%) and Fulton Bank N.A. (0.00%).

Which major investors are buying Pearson stock?

PSO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Eqis Capital Management Inc., Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. and Fulton Bank N.A..

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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Pearson's stock price today?

One share of PSO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.19.

How big of a company is Pearson?

Pearson has a market capitalization of $8.74 billion and generates $5.51 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $784.86 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.70 on an earnings per share basis. Pearson employs 30,339 workers across the globe.

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 X0, WC2R 0RL. The company can be reached via phone at 44-20-7010-2000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Pearson (NYSE PSO)

Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  315 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  596 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  911
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Pearson and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PSO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PSO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 4/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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