Pearson, PLC Company Profile (NYSE:PSO)

About Pearson, PLC

Pearson, PLC logoPearson plc (Pearson) is an international education and media company. The Company has operations in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Core and Growth. The North American business serves educators and students in the United States and Canada from early education through elementary, middle and high schools and into higher education with a range of products and services, such as courseware, assessments and services. The core markets are the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, the Benelux countries and Italy. The Company provides English language schools in China and Brazil; partner schools in Brazil and India; vocational and higher education institutions from Saudi Arabia to South Africa, as well as textbooks and educational software. The Company creates and manages intellectual property, which it promotes and sells to its customers under various brand names.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Publishing - Books
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: PSO
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $8.21
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $8.77
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $9.94
  • 52-Week Range: $815,000,000.00 - $7.04
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 7.92
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.16
  • P/E Growth: -1.72
  • Market Cap: $6.76B
  • Outstanding Shares: 815,000,000
  • Beta: 0.34
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.23)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/2/2017Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeUnderperform -> NeutralView Rating Details
1/31/2017Societe GeneraleUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
1/19/2017Deutsche Bank AGUpgradeSell -> HoldView Rating Details
10/26/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal WeightView Rating Details
10/25/2016Bank of America CorpDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details
10/19/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
9/22/2016BNP ParibasDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralView Rating Details
8/1/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/31/2016Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
6/21/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
5/25/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/14/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/29/2016InvestecReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
11/2/2015Charles StanleyDowngradeHoldView Rating Details
10/20/2015Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
7/15/2015Kepler Capital MarketsDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
7/8/2015Berenberg BankDowngradeHold -> SellView Rating Details
6/5/2015Westhouse SecuritiesUpgradeNeutralView Rating Details
5/22/2015NatixisReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/6/2015Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual WeightView Rating Details
4/24/2015Numis Securities LtdDowngradeHold -> ReduceView Rating Details
3/2/2015NomuraUpgradeReduce -> NeutralView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/19/2015 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: $0.71 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.63 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO)
Annual Dividend:$0.73
Dividend Yield:8.81%
Dividend Growth:0.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:102.82% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
115.87% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
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

Latest Headlines for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO)
DateHeadline
4-traders.com logoPearson : *BARCLAYS RAISES PEARSON PRICE TARGET TO 605 (560) PENCE - 'EQUAL WEIGHT' (NYSE:PSO)
www.4-traders.com - February 18 at 6:27 PM
News IconStock Update on Earnings & Estimates for Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) - Aiken Advocate (NYSE:PSO)
aikenadvocate.com - February 17 at 8:08 PM
News IconWatching the Technicals on Shares of Pearson plc (PSO) - Benton Bulletin (NYSE:PSO)
bentonbulletin.com - February 17 at 8:08 PM
News IconPearson PLC (ADR) (NYSE:PSO) Investor Investigation over possible Violations of Securities Laws (NYSE:PSO)
www.satprnews.com - February 14 at 11:54 PM
thestreet.com logoEuropean Stocks Mixed as Weak Pound Lifts London (NYSE:PSO)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 14 at 11:54 PM
News IconPearson PLC (ADR) (NYSE:PSO) Investor Alert: Investigation over possible Violations of Securities Laws (NYSE:PSO)
www.groundreport.com - February 7 at 12:28 AM
seekingalpha.com logoPearson: Testing Assumptions And Catalysts - Pearson plc (NYSE ... - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:PSO)
seekingalpha.com - February 6 at 7:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPearson Plc upgraded by Credit Suisse (NYSE:PSO)
finance.yahoo.com - February 2 at 9:07 PM
News IconPearson PLC (ADR) (NYSE:PSO) Shareholder Notice: Investigation over Possible Violations of Securities Laws (NYSE:PSO)
www.satprnews.com - January 30 at 8:01 PM
News IconAre Analysts Predicting a Near-Term Upswing For Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO)? - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:PSO)
wsbeacon.com - January 28 at 5:48 AM
benzinga.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Firm of Levi &... (NYSE:PSO)
www.benzinga.com - January 27 at 1:33 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation into Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws by the Board of Directors of Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO)
finance.yahoo.com - January 27 at 1:33 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPEARSON (PSO) ALERT: Shareholder Rights Law Firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP Announces Investigation of Pearson plc; Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm (NYSE:PSO)
finance.yahoo.com - January 24 at 8:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIMPORTANT INVESTOR ALERT: Goldberg Law PC Announces an Investigation of Pearson plc and Advises Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm (NYSE:PSO)
finance.yahoo.com - January 24 at 8:08 PM
News IconEarnings in Full Force, Analysts Take Aim at Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:PSO)
wsbeacon.com - January 24 at 8:27 AM
News IconRSI Hits Crucial Level, Enters Oversold Range: Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:PSO)
wsbeacon.com - January 24 at 8:27 AM
News IconLooking at Moving Averages for Pearson plc (PSO) - Rives Journal (NYSE:PSO)
rivesjournal.com - January 21 at 1:17 AM
News IconRSI Points to Potential Turnaround For Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:PSO)
wsbeacon.com - January 21 at 1:17 AM
News IconWhat do Analysts suggest for: Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) (NYSE:PSO)
larampadinapoli.com - January 20 at 8:16 PM
moodys.com logoPearson plc -- Moody's changes outlook on Pearson to negative; affirms Baa2 rating (NYSE:PSO)
www.moodys.com - January 20 at 8:16 PM
thestreet.com logoTroubled Pearson's Stock May Be Headed for the Point of No Return (NYSE:PSO)
www.thestreet.com - January 20 at 8:16 PM
News IconRelative Strength Points to Oversold Range For Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:PSO)
wsbeacon.com - January 20 at 6:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoIs Pearson (PSO) a Great Stock for Value Investors? - Yahoo Finance (NYSE:PSO)
finance.yahoo.com - January 20 at 6:20 AM
News IconPearson PLC (PSO) Shares Plunge 30% On Surprise Dividend Cut – It Could Have Been Avoided - ValueWalk (NYSE:PSO)
www.valuewalk.com - January 20 at 6:20 AM
News IconWill The Needle Move For Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO) Shares This Earnings Season? - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:PSO)
wsbeacon.com - January 19 at 1:00 AM
News IconLooking Ahead for Pearson, Plc (NYSE:PSO); Are These Shares Ready to Go Higher? - Aiken Advocate (NYSE:PSO)
aikenadvocate.com - January 19 at 1:00 AM
nasdaq.com logoIs Pearson (PSO) a Great Stock for Value Investors? - Nasdaq (NYSE:PSO)
www.nasdaq.com - January 19 at 1:00 AM
fool.com logoWhy Shares of Pearson PLC Tumbled Today - Motley Fool (NYSE:PSO)
www.fool.com - January 19 at 1:00 AM
streetinsider.com logoMacquarie Downgrades Pearson PLC (PSO) to Neutral - StreetInsider.com (NYSE:PSO)
www.streetinsider.com - January 19 at 1:00 AM
News IconStocks Steady as Investors Remain Cautious Ahead of Trump Inauguration -- Update (NYSE:PSO)
eresearch.fidelity.com - January 18 at 7:59 PM
News IconADRs End Lower; Pearson Plummets (NYSE:PSO)
ih.advfn.com - January 18 at 7:59 PM
wsj.com logoStocks to Watch: Target, Pearson, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:PSO)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 18 at 7:59 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoIs Pearson (PSO) a Great Stock for Value Investors? (NYSE:PSO)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 18 at 7:59 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoCitigroup, Goldman Sachs profit beats, Target cuts outlook, Netflix inks deal with Jerry Seinfeld ahead of earnings (NYSE:PSO)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 18 at 7:59 PM
fool.com logoWhy Shares of Pearson PLC Tumbled Today (NYSE:PSO)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 18 at 7:59 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoPearson Plc downgraded by Macquarie (NYSE:PSO)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 18 at 7:59 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoPearson shares sink on profit warning (NYSE:PSO)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 18 at 7:59 PM
seekingalpha.com logoPearson shares dive after profit warning - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:PSO)
seekingalpha.com - January 18 at 8:20 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoPearson plc slumps 20%+ on profit warning and dividend cut (NYSE:PSO)
uk.finance.yahoo.com - January 18 at 8:20 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoBUZZ-Pearson: capitulation (NYSE:PSO)
uk.finance.yahoo.com - January 18 at 8:20 AM
bloomberg.com logoPearson's Textbook Mistake (NYSE:PSO)
www.bloomberg.com - January 18 at 8:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestors dig into Goldman Sachs, Citigroup profits and news from Davos (NYSE:PSO)
finance.yahoo.com - January 18 at 8:20 AM
News IconResearch Reports Initiation on Services Stocks -- Gannett, New York Times, New Media Investment, and Pearson (NYSE:PSO)
www.broadwayworld.com - January 12 at 8:00 PM
4-traders.com logoPearson : Research Reports Initiation on Services Stocks -- Gannett, New York Times, New Media Investment, and Pearson (NYSE:PSO)
www.4-traders.com - January 12 at 8:00 PM
News IconCCI, ADX, and Williams %R Review for Pearson plc (PSO) - StockTalk Daily (NYSE:PSO)
stocktalkdaily.com - December 22 at 1:13 AM
seekingalpha.com logoPearson: Don't Judge A Book By The Industry's Cover (NYSE:PSO)
seekingalpha.com - December 21 at 8:13 PM
insidermonkey.com logoIs Pearson PLC (ADR) (PSO) A Good Stock To Buy? - Insider Monkey (blog) (NYSE:PSO)
www.insidermonkey.com - December 20 at 1:59 PM
News IconTrading Radar: Zooming in on Shares of Pearson plc (PSO) - StockTalk Daily (NYSE:PSO)
stocktalkdaily.com - December 18 at 8:03 AM
cnbc.com logoPearson's marketing chief on the company's virtual tutors and digital education transformation (NYSE:PSO)
www.cnbc.com - December 16 at 2:20 AM
News IconStock Overview: Moving Average Check on Pearson plc (PSO) - Yankee Analysts (NYSE:PSO)
yankeeanalysts.com - December 8 at 9:03 AM

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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 declared a dividend on Tuesday, August 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 19th will be given a dividend of $0.238 per share on Wednesday, September 21st. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 17th.

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%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.19%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.02%), Comerica Bank (0.01%), Guggenheim Capital LLC (0.00%) and Elkfork Partners LLC (0.00%).

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 Renaissance Technologies LLC, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. and Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC.

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

Pearson, PLC's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Elkfork Partners LLC, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd, Comerica Bank and Guggenheim Capital LLC.

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 $8.29.

Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) Chart for Sunday, February, 19, 2017


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Earnings History Chart

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO)

Last Updated on 2/19/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff