NYSE:PSO - Pearson Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$11.71 +0.08 (+0.69 %)
(As of 08/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$11.63
Today's Range$11.71 - $11.78
52-Week Range$7.62 - $12.73
Volume212,426 shs
Average Volume329,450 shs
Market Capitalization$9.12 billion
P/E Ratio16.77
Dividend Yield2.85%
Pearson logoPearson 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
SectorConsumer Discretionary


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


Trailing P/E Ratio16.77
Forward P/E Ratio17.74
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.81 billion
Price / Sales1.57
Cash Flow$1.2135 per share
Price / Cash9.65
Book Value$6.46 per share
Price / Book1.81


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


Outstanding Shares780,670,000
Market Cap$9.12 billion

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. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 17th will be given a dividend of $0.0722 per share on Wednesday, September 19th. This represents a dividend 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 declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Tuesday, October 17th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Pearson?

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

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

Has Pearson been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about PSO stock have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pearson earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.28 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for Pearson.

Who are Pearson's major shareholders?

Pearson's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.32%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.08%), Aperio Group LLC (0.07%), US Bancorp DE (0.02%), Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.02%) and CIBC World Markets Inc. (0.01%).

Which institutional investors are selling Pearson stock?

PSO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, SG Americas Securities LLC, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp and World Asset Management Inc.

Which institutional investors are buying Pearson stock?

PSO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Eqis Capital Management Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., US Bancorp DE, Cognios Beta Neutral Large Cap Fund LP, Aperio Group LLC, Raymond James & Associates, Atlas Capital Advisors LLC and Bank of Montreal Can.

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 $11.72.

How big of a company is Pearson?

Pearson has a market capitalization of $9.12 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 32,719 workers across the globe.

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:  275 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  550 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  825
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 8/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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