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

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$11.70 +0.18 (+1.56 %)
(As of 12/12/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$11.52
Today's Range$11.70 - $11.78
52-Week Range$8.94 - $12.73
Volume171,900 shs
Average Volume304,462 shs
Market Capitalization$9.02 billion
P/E Ratio16.71
Dividend Yield1.25%
Beta0.05
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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Book publishing
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorConsumer Discretionary
Current SymbolNYSE:PSO
Previous Symbol
CUSIPN/A
Phone44-20-7010-2000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.26
Current Ratio1.97
Quick Ratio1.86

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio16.71
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.81 billion
Price / Sales1.57
Cash Flow$1.2251 per share
Price / Cash Flow9.55
Book Value$6.46 per share
Price / Book1.81

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net IncomeN/A
Net MarginsN/A
Return on EquityN/A
Return on AssetsN/A

Miscellaneous

Employees30,339
Outstanding Shares781,070,000
Market Cap$9.02 billion
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 Thursday, August 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.0722 per share on Wednesday, September 19th. This represents a yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 16th. This is a positive change 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 has approved a stock buyback program on Tuesday, October 17th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Pearson?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pearson in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 3 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Pearson.

Has Pearson been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about PSO stock have trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Pearson earned a news impact score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Pearson's key competitors?

Who are Pearson's key executives?

Pearson's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. John Joseph Fallon, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 55)
  • Mr. Coram Williams, CFO & Exec. Director (Age 44)
  • Mr. Albert Roger Hitchcock, Chief Technology & Operations Officer (Age 52)
  • 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.31%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.10%), Morgan Stanley (0.07%), Aperio Group LLC (0.07%), Jane Street Group LLC (0.06%) and Glenmede Trust Co. NA (0.06%).

Which major investors are selling Pearson stock?

PSO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Credit Suisse AG, Advisors Asset Management Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC and CIBC World Markets Inc..

Which major investors are buying Pearson stock?

PSO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jane Street Group LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Henry James International Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, US Bancorp DE, Aperio Group LLC and Greenleaf Trust.

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 $11.70.

How big of a company is Pearson?

Pearson has a market capitalization of $9.02 billion and generates $5.81 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $523.25 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:  301 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  578 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  879
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 12/12/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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