Pearson PLC Company Profile (NYSE:PSO)

About Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)

Pearson PLC logoPearson plc (Pearson) is a learning company. The Company delivers learning through providing a range of educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies and individual learners. The Company operates through three segments, which include North America, Core and Growth. The Company's North America segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in the United States and Canada. The Company's Core segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in more mature markets including the United Kingdom, Australia and Italy. The Company's Growth segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in emerging markets including Brazil, China, India and South Africa. The Company provides content, assessment and digital services to schools, colleges and universities, as well as professional and vocational education to learners to help increase their skills and employability prospects.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Publishing - Books
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:PSO
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.pearson.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $7.26 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 814,407,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $8.51
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $8.77
  • 52 Week Range: $7.04 - $13.20
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.62
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.85 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.24
  • Book Value: $6.85 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.30
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $0.73
  • Dividend Yield: 9.5%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $737.33 million
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 624,646 shs.
  • Beta: 0.34
  • Short Ratio: 2.38
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)

What is Pearson PLC's stock symbol?

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

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

Pearson PLC announced a semiannual dividend on Tuesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.4236 per share on Wednesday, May 17th. This represents a yield of 10.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, April 5th. This is a positive change from Pearson PLC's previous semiannual dividend of $0.29. View Pearson PLC's Dividend History.

Are investors shorting Pearson PLC?

Pearson PLC saw a increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,364,758 shares, an increase of 44.6% from the April 28th total of 943,603 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 605,664 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.3 days.

Who are some of Pearson PLC's key competitors?

Who owns Pearson PLC stock?

Pearson PLC's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.39%), Jane Street Group LLC (0.28%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.16%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.13%), UBS Group AG (0.06%) and Karp Capital Management Corp (0.05%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Pearson PLC.

Who sold Pearson PLC stock? Who is selling Pearson PLC stock?

Pearson PLC's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, MAVEN SECURITIES Ltd, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Ameriprise Financial Inc., Jane Street Group LLC and Creative Planning. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pearson PLC.

Who bought Pearson PLC stock? Who is buying Pearson PLC stock?

Pearson PLC's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Karp Capital Management Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., FNY Partners Fund LP, UBS Group AG, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Capital Fund Management S.A., Morgan Stanley and Bank of Montreal Can. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pearson PLC.

How do I buy Pearson PLC stock?

Shares of Pearson PLC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Pearson PLC stock cost?

One share of Pearson PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $8.92.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Sell Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.77)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/11/2017Kepler Capital MarketsDowngradeBuy -> HoldLowView Rating Details
4/6/2017Exane BNP ParibasDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformMediumView Rating Details
3/27/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingUnderperform -> UnderperformLowView Rating Details
2/2/2017Credit Suisse Group AGUpgradeUnderperform -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Societe GeneraleUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
1/19/2017Deutsche Bank AGUpgradeSell -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
10/26/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal WeightN/AView Rating Details
10/25/2016Bank of America CorpDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
10/19/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
8/1/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
7/31/2016Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
6/21/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
5/14/2016Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
2/29/2016InvestecReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
11/2/2015Charles StanleyDowngradeHoldN/AView Rating Details
10/20/2015Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
7/8/2015Berenberg BankDowngradeHold -> SellN/AView Rating Details
6/5/2015Westhouse SecuritiesUpgradeNeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.62 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.61 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
Most Recent Dividend:5/17/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.73
Dividend Yield:8.18%
Dividend Growth:0.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:117.74% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
119.67% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/28/2017semiannual$0.4210.17%4/5/20174/7/20175/17/2017
8/2/2016$0.248/17/20168/19/20169/21/2016
3/4/2016$0.484/6/20164/8/20165/11/2016
7/29/2014semiannual$0.292.98%8/13/20148/15/20149/17/2014
3/6/2014semiannual$0.536.12%4/2/20144/4/20145/7/2014
7/30/2013semiannual$0.252.43%8/14/20138/16/20139/18/2013
3/4/2013semiannual$0.465.14%4/3/20134/5/20135/8/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
No insider trades for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Headlines

Headline Trends for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
Latest Headlines for Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO)
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finance.yahoo.com logoTop Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for May 24th
finance.yahoo.com - May 24 at 7:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPick The Plum Of Online Learning
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 9:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Foxtons investors urged to vote against pay policy
finance.yahoo.com - May 13 at 1:09 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Downgraded by Kepler Capital Markets to "Hold"
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 10:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Buy"
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 7:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 2:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 7 at 5:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPearson's Pop
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 7:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPearson Stock Soaring on U.S. School Publishing Unit Sale
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 7:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPearson Shareholders Revolt Against CEO's $2 Million Pay
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 7:37 PM
fool.com logoWhy Shares of Pearson PLC Jumped Today
www.fool.com - May 5 at 1:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWorking to make Pearson as efficient as I can: CEO
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 8:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPearson CEO defends 20% pay rise, says he bought shares i...
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 8:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPearson CEO: Look forward to engagement with teacher unio...
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 8:27 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 1:11 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Very Unlikely to Affect Pearson PLC (PSO) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 9:57 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 10:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDEADLINE ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Reminds Investors of Class Action Against Pearson plc (PSO) & Lead Plaintiff Deadline - April 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 1:51 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Receives Daily Media Impact Score of -0.08
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 3:36 PM
businesswire.com logoPEARSON 96 HOUR DEADLINE ALERT: Approximately 96 Hours Remain; Former Louisiana Attorney General and Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Remind Investors of Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit ...
www.businesswire.com - April 22 at 12:09 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPEARSON 96 HOUR DEADLINE ALERT: Approximately 96 Hours Remain; Former Louisiana Attorney General and Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Remind Investors of Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit against Pearson plc – (PSO)
finance.yahoo.com - April 22 at 12:09 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoDEADLINE ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Reminds Investors of Class Action Against Pearson plc (PSO) and Lead Plaintiff Deadline - April 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 12:29 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 12:11 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in Pearson PLC (PSO) Declines By 44.3%
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 7:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.05
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 6:13 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Unlikely to Effect Pearson PLC (PSO) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 4:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 2:35 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPSO LOSS ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Reminds Pearson plc Investors of Important Deadline in Class Action – PSO - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - April 8 at 6:34 PM
businesswire.com logoPEARSON SHAREHOLDER ALERT by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class ...
www.businesswire.com - April 8 at 12:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Pearson Plc : April 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 12:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Lowered to "Underperform" at Exane BNP Paribas
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 4:03 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Downgraded by BNP Paribas
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 4:49 PM
investorplace.com logoWhy Pearson PLC (ADR) Is a Top Dividend Stock (PSO)
investorplace.com - April 4 at 6:58 AM
businesswire.com logoEQUITY ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Filed Complaint to Recover Losses Suffered by Investors ... - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - April 4 at 4:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDEADLINE ALERT: Brower Piven Alerts Shareholders Of Approaching Deadline In Class Action Lawsuit And Encourages Those With Losses In Excess Of $100,000 From Investment In Pearson plc To Contact The Firm
finance.yahoo.com - April 3 at 6:48 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEQUITY ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Filed Complaint to Recover Losses Suffered by Investors in Pearson plc
finance.yahoo.com - April 3 at 6:48 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Filed Complaint to Recover Losses Suffered by Investors in Pearson plc Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 25, 2017 - PSO
finance.yahoo.com - March 31 at 7:31 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 31 at 10:31 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Short Interest Update
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 31 at 8:25 AM
nasdaq.com logoEuropean ADRs Fractionally Lower as Telecommunications Stocks Head South
www.nasdaq.com - March 30 at 7:38 PM
investorplace.com logoEarn 8% While You Wait For Pearson PLC (ADR) (PSO) Stock’s Turnaround
investorplace.com - March 30 at 7:38 PM
investorplace.com logoEarn 8% While You Wait For Pearson PLC (ADR) (PSO) Stock’s Turnaround
investorplace.com - March 30 at 2:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT - Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Reminds Investors of Class Action Against Pearson plc (PSO) and Lead Plaintiff Deadline: April 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - March 29 at 8:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC to Post FY2017 Earnings of $0.62 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (PSO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 12:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Forecasted to Post FY2019 Earnings of $0.47 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 28 at 1:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Now Covered by Analysts at Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 3:59 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPEARSON SHAREHOLDER ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: KAHN SWICK & FOTI, LLC REMINDS INVESTORS …
finance.yahoo.com - March 25 at 12:14 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoINVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Filed Complaint to Recover Losses Suffered by Investors in Pearson plc Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 25, 2017 -- PSO
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 24 at 7:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLifshitz & Miller LLP Announces Investigation of Cemtrex, Inc., Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings LTD, NantHealth, Inc., Omega Protein Corporation, Pearson plc, Trecora Resources, Trivago N.V. and WPP plc
finance.yahoo.com - March 24 at 7:12 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPearson PLC (PSO) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 6:01 PM

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