NYSE:PSO - Pearson Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $11.98 +0.02 (+0.17 %) (As of 07/18/2018 04:47 AM ET)Previous Close$11.96Today's Range$11.90 - $12.0352-Week Range$7.62 - $12.51Volume271,000 shsAverage Volume338,374 shsMarket Capitalization$9.37 billionP/E Ratio17.14Dividend Yield2.78%Beta0.23 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart 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 SymbolNYSE:PSO CUSIPN/A Webwww.pearson.com Phone44-20-7010-2000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.27 Current Ratio2.03 Quick Ratio1.94 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio17.14 Forward P/E Ratio18.15 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$5.81 billion Price / Sales1.61 Cash Flow$1.2077 per share Price / Cash9.92 Book Value$6.46 per share Price / Book1.85 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net MarginsN/A Return on EquityN/A Return on AssetsN/A Miscellaneous Employees32,719 Outstanding Shares780,670,000Market Cap$9,368.04 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 special dividend on Monday, March 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 6th will be given a dividend of $0.1666 per share on Wednesday, May 16th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 5th. View Pearson's Dividend History. How will Pearson's stock buyback program work? Pearson announced that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, October 17th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. 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 3 sell ratings and 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Sell." Who are some of Pearson's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Pearson include JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A Common Stock (JW.A), John Wiley & Sons Inc Class B (JW.B), 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, Chief Exec., Chief Exec. of International Education Bus.es & 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 RelationsMr. Bjarne Philip Tellmann, Chief Legal Officer & Gen. Counsel Has Pearson been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about PSO stock have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pearson earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.31 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are Pearson's major shareholders? Pearson's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.01%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Pearson. Which institutional investors are buying Pearson stock? PSO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pearson. 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 $11.98. How big of a company is Pearson? Pearson has a market capitalization of $9.37 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: 1.6 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 259 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 534 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 793MarketBeat'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 7/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Should I invest in "strong buy" stocks?