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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Book publishing
Trailing P/E Ratio16.74
Forward P/E Ratio17.39
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$5.81 billion
Price / Sales1.54
Cash Flow$1.1847 per share
Price / Cash9.69
Book Value$6.46 per share
Price / Book1.78
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Return on EquityN/A
Return on AssetsN/A
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. Investors of record on Friday, April 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.1666 per share on Wednesday, May 16th. The ex-dividend date 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 stock buyback plan on Tuesday, October 17th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.
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, 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 Relations
- Mr. Bjarne Philip Tellmann, Chief Legal Officer & Gen. Counsel
Has Pearson been receiving favorable news coverage?
Media stories about PSO stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pearson earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.23 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.
Who are Pearson's major shareholders?
Pearson's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.34%), Northern Trust Corp (0.09%), Aperio Group LLC (0.06%), Jane Street Group LLC (0.05%), SG Americas Securities LLC (0.02%) and Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC (0.01%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Pearson.
Which institutional 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, SG Americas Securities LLC and FDx Advisors Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pearson.
Which institutional investors are buying Pearson stock?
PSO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC, Bollard Group LLC, US Bancorp DE, Sensato Investors LLC, Northern Trust Corp, Claraphi Advisory Network LLC, Aperio Group LLC and Atria Investments LLC. 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 $11.72.
How big of a company is Pearson?
Pearson has a market capitalization of $9.15 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]
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