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: Consumer Publishing
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:PSO
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $6.27986 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 815,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $7.92
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $8.38
  • 52 Week Range: $7.04 - $10.37
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.58
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $6.12 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.03
  • Book Value: $6.28 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.24
  • Annual Dividend: $0.50
  • Dividend Yield: 6.6%
  • EBIDTA: $1.06 billion
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.46%
  • Current Ratio: 1.62%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.49%
  • Average Volume: 453,698 shs.
  • Beta: 0.27
  • Short Ratio: 3.73

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 declared a semiannual dividend on Tuesday, August 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a dividend of $0.065 per share on Wednesday, September 20th. This represents a yield of 1.6%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 16th. View Pearson, PLC's Dividend History.

Who are some of Pearson, PLC's key competitors?

Who are Pearson, PLC's key executives?

Pearson, PLC's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Sidney Taurel, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • John Fallon, Chief Executive officer, Executive Director
  • Coram Williams, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
  • Stephen Jones, Company Secretary
  • Elizabeth Corley CBE, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Vivienne Cox CBE, Senior Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Joshua Lewis, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Linda Koch Lorimer, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Harish Manwani, Non-Executive Independent Director

Who owns Pearson, PLC stock?

Pearson, PLC's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.37%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.12%), Royal Bank of Canada (0.11%), Northern Trust Corp (0.09%), Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership (0.07%) and Aperio Group LLC (0.06%). 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 Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, State Treasurer State of Michigan, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Nationwide Fund Advisors, Comerica Bank 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Royal Bank of Canada, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, SG Americas Securities LLC, Aperio Group LLC, Northern Trust Corp, Advisors Asset Management Inc. and Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd. 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.

What is Pearson, PLC's stock price today?

One share of Pearson, PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $7.76.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Pearson, PLC (NYSE PSO)
Community Ranking:  1.5 out of 5 (star half star)
Outperform Votes:  198 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  445 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  643
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Pearson, PLC and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Sell Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.73)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/14/2017MacquarieUpgradeNeutral -> OutperformMediumView Rating Details
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 GroupUpgradeUnderperform -> 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 CorporationDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
10/19/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
8/1/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
7/31/2016Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
6/21/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
5/14/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated 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
(Data available from 9/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO)
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Earnings Estimates for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.61 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.67 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO)
Most Recent Dividend:9/20/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.50
Dividend Yield:6.44%
Dividend Growth:0.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:81.97% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
74.63% (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
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO)
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Headline Trends for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO)
Latest Headlines for Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO)
DateHeadline logoPearson, PLC (PSO) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - September 13 at 12:52 AM logoHead-To-Head Survey: Pearson, PLC (PSO) vs. New Media Investment Group (NEWM) - September 1 at 6:24 PM logoStocks Under Scanner in the Services Space -- Pearson, Gannett, New Media Investment, and New York Times - August 30 at 8:13 AM logoETFs with exposure to Pearson Plc : August 28, 2017 - August 29 at 6:55 AM logoHead-To-Head Review: New Media Investment Group (NEWM) & Pearson, PLC (PSO) - August 28 at 12:22 AM logoPearson, PLC (PSO) to Post FY2018 Earnings of $0.68 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts - August 23 at 1:52 PM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Pearson, PLC Cut by Analyst (PSO) - August 22 at 8:14 AM logoPearson: Personalized learning AI can tackle global skill... - August 19 at 6:44 AM logoETFs with exposure to Pearson Plc : August 18, 2017 - August 19 at 6:44 AM logoPearson, PLC (PSO) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - August 19 at 12:50 AM logoPearson, Plc (PSO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 16 ... - Nasdaq - August 16 at 6:59 AM logoPearson, Plc (PSO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 16 ... - Nasdaq - August 16 at 6:59 AM logoOversold Conditions For Pearson (PSO) - August 12 at 7:04 AM logoTime To Throw In The Towel On Pearson - Seeking Alpha - August 10 at 7:05 AM logoPearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) Announces Dividend of $0.07 - August 9 at 11:10 AM logoReviewing New Media Investment Group (NEWM) and Pearson, PLC (PSO) - August 8 at 2:24 PM logoPearson Plc :PSO-US: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : August 7, 2017 - August 8 at 6:24 AM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) and McClatchy Company (The) (MNI) - August 6 at 7:10 AM logoPearson Shares Fall After Struggling Publisher Axes Jobs and Slashes Interim Dividend - - August 4 at 7:17 AM logoMcClatchy Company (The) (MNI) and Pearson, PLC (PSO) Financial Contrast - August 3 at 7:26 AM logoComparing Pearson, PLC (PSO) & Gannett Co. (GCI) - August 2 at 2:46 PM logoTime (TIME) versus Pearson, PLC (PSO) Head to Head Contrast - August 2 at 2:46 PM logoComparing Pearson, PLC (PSO) and Time (TIME) - July 30 at 7:42 AM logoTime (TIME) & Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) Financial Review - July 28 at 7:45 AM logoPearson, PLC (PSO) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - July 25 at 12:50 AM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers Pearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) to Sell - July 23 at 12:00 AM logoPearson: Self Help Or Self Harm After Penguin Random House? - Seeking Alpha - July 16 at 2:17 PM logoHead-To-Head Survey: McClatchy Company (The) (MNI) versus Pearson, PLC (PSO) - July 16 at 8:44 AM logoPearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) Upgraded to "Outperform" at Macquarie - July 14 at 10:06 AM logoPearson, PLC (NYSE:PSO) Downgraded to "Hold" at BidaskClub - July 14 at 12:05 AM logoPearson's Penguin Pain - July 12 at 7:13 AM logoFTSE 100 finishes lower as M&S, Pearson fall sharply - July 12 at 7:13 AM logoRetailers, cyclicals strength give European shares a leg-up; Pearson slumps again - July 12 at 7:13 AM logoPearson Sinks as Investors Pan Dividend Plans Post-Penguin Sale - July 11 at 6:50 AM logoPearson Sells Penguin Random House Stake to Bertelsmann; Will Return £300 Million to Shareholders - July 11 at 6:50 AM logoPearson, PLC (PSO) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - June 27 at 10:40 PM logoPearson, PLC (PSO) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy - June 21 at 7:22 AM logoWhat Propelled Time Warner's Shares in the Last One Year? - June 17 at 1:25 AM logoShould Value Investors Consider Pearson plc (PSO) Stock? - June 7 at 7:17 PM logo[$$] Textbook publisher steps up campaign against counterfeits - June 6 at 1:00 AM logoPearson PLC (PSO) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - June 3 at 7:45 AM logoPearson PLC (PSO) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - June 2 at 2:08 PM logoPearson PLC (PSO) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold" - June 2 at 7:26 AM logoPearson PLC (PSO) Short Interest Up 44.6% in May - May 31 at 9:40 AM logoTop Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for May 24th - May 24 at 7:41 PM logoPick The Plum Of Online Learning - May 23 at 9:48 AM logo[$$] Foxtons investors urged to vote against pay policy - May 13 at 1:09 AM logoPearson PLC (PSO) Downgraded by Kepler Capital Markets to "Hold" - May 11 at 10:28 AM logoPearson PLC (PSO) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Buy" - May 10 at 7:28 AM logoPearson PLC (PSO) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 8 at 2:44 PM



Pearson, PLC (PSO) Chart for Saturday, September, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 9/23/2017 by Staff