NYSE:PSO - Pearson Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $11.86 -0.03 (-0.25 %) (As of 02/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$11.89Today's Range$11.82 - $11.9152-Week Range$9.57 - $13.19Volume153,400 shsAverage Volume230,712 shsMarket Capitalization$9.26 billionP/E RatioN/ADividend Yield1.18%Beta-0.05 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendFinancialsInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive PSO News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for PSO and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Book publishing Sub-IndustryN/A SectorConsumer Discretionary Current SymbolNYSE:PSO Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.pearson.com Phone44-20-7010-2000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.26 Current Ratio1.97 Quick Ratio1.86Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E RatioN/A Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$5.81 billion Price / Sales1.59 Cash Flow$1.2004 per share Price / Cash Flow9.88 Book Value$6.46 per share Price / Book1.84Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net MarginsN/A Return on EquityN/A Return on AssetsN/AMiscellaneous Employees32,500 Outstanding Shares781,067,000Market Cap$9.26 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 announced a semiannual dividend on Thursday, August 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 17th will be given 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 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 has approved a stock buyback program on Tuesday, October 17th 2017, which permits the company to buyback outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. When is Pearson's next earnings date? Pearson is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, February 22nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Pearson. 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? Media stories about PSO stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Pearson earned a daily sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of Pearson's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Pearson include John Wiley & Sons (JW.B), JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A (JW.A), Scholastic (SCHL), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC) and Lingo Media (LMDCF). 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 RelationsMr. Bjarne Philip Tellmann, Gen. Counsel & Chief Legal Officer Who are Pearson's major shareholders? Pearson's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.30%), Northern Trust Corp (0.11%), Henry James International Management Inc. (0.03%), Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.02%), Bank of America Corp DE (0.01%) and Steinberg Global Asset Management (0.01%). Which major investors are selling Pearson stock? PSO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jane Street Group LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Raymond James & Associates, Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, World Asset Management Inc and Two Sigma Advisers LP. Which major investors are buying Pearson stock? PSO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Henry James International Management Inc., Steinberg Global Asset Management, Northern Trust Corp, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Arete Wealth Advisors LLC, Advisor Group Inc. and Millennium Management LLC. 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 $11.86. How big of a company is Pearson? Pearson has a market capitalization of $9.26 billion and generates $5.81 billion in revenue each year. 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 ()Outperform Votes: 304 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 585 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 889MarketBeat'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 2/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How much can an individual set aside as a catch-up contribution?