NYSE:PSO - Pearson Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$12.11 -0.07 (-0.57 %)
(As of 05/24/2018 10:01 AM ET)
Previous Close$12.09
Today's Range$12.09 - $12.12
52-Week Range$7.62 - $12.51
Volume1,520 shs
Average Volume364,853 shs
Market Capitalization$9.59 billion
P/E Ratio17.30
Dividend Yield2.71%
Beta0.23

About Pearson (NYSE:PSO)

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

Industry Book publishing
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorConsumer Discretionary
SymbolNYSE:PSO
CUSIPN/A
Phone44-20-7010-2000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.27
Current Ratio2.03
Quick Ratio1.94

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio17.30
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E Growth3.1

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.81 billion
Price / Sales1.63
Cash Flow$1.1919 per share
Price / Cash10.16
Book Value$6.46 per share
Price / Book1.87

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 Shares780,650,000

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 special dividend on Monday, March 12th. Shareholders 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 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Tuesday, October 17th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is 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?

Press coverage about PSO stock has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. 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 coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 48.22 out of 100, meaning that recent press 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 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, SG Americas Securities LLC and FDx Advisors Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pearson.

Which major investors are buying Pearson stock?

PSO stock was purchased 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 $12.18.

How big of a company is Pearson?

Pearson has a market capitalization of $9.59 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 (PSO)

Community Ranking:  1.6 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  245 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  517 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  762
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.

Analyst Ratings

Pearson (NYSE:PSO) Price Target and Consensus Rating

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
3 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Pearson in the last 12 months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Hold."
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: HoldHoldHoldHold
Consensus Rating Score: 2.002.251.832.00
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating(s)
1 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
1 Sell Rating(s)
1 Hold Rating(s)
2 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
3 Sell Rating(s)
1 Hold Rating(s)
2 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
3 Sell Rating(s)
2 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: N/AN/AN/AN/A
Price Target Upside: N/AN/AN/AN/A

Pearson (NYSE:PSO) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for Pearson (NYSE:PSO)

Pearson (NYSE:PSO) Analyst Ratings History

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/9/2018BNP ParibasDowngradeOutperform ➝ NeutralMediumView Rating Details
9/26/2017Deutsche BankDowngradeHold ➝ SellLowView Rating Details
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 GroupReiterated RatingUnderperform ➝ UnderperformLowView Rating Details
2/2/2017Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeUnderperform ➝ NeutralN/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Societe GeneraleUpgradeHold ➝ BuyN/AView Rating Details
10/26/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal WeightN/AView Rating Details
10/25/2016Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
10/19/2016Goldman Sachs GroupReiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
8/1/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
7/31/2016Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
6/21/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2016 forward)

Earnings

Dividends

Pearson (NYSE:PSO) Dividend Information

Pearson pays an annual dividend of $0.33 per share, with a dividend yield of 2.73%. PSO's most recent special dividend payment was Wednesday, May 16. Pearson pays out 47.14% of its earnings out as a dividend.
Most Recent Dividend:5/16/2018
Annual Dividend:$0.33
Dividend Yield:2.73%
Dividend Growth:-14.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio(s):47.14% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
50.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
27.69% (Based on Cash Flow)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Pearson (NYSE:PSO)

Pearson (NYSE:PSO) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
3/12/2018special$0.16664/5/20184/6/20185/16/2018
8/8/2017semiannual$0.06501.6%8/16/20178/18/20179/20/2017
2/28/2017semiannual$0.423610.17%4/5/20174/7/20175/17/2017
8/2/2016$0.23808/17/20168/19/20169/21/2016
3/4/2016$0.48104/6/20164/8/20165/11/2016
7/29/2014semiannual$0.28882.98%8/13/20148/15/20149/17/2014
3/6/2014semiannual$0.53346.12%4/2/20144/4/20145/7/2014
7/30/2013semiannual$0.24612.43%8/14/20138/16/20139/18/2013
3/4/2013semiannual$0.45535.14%4/3/20134/5/20135/8/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Pearson (NYSE PSO) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Institutional Ownership Percentage: 1.29%
Insider Trading History for Pearson (NYSE:PSO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Pearson (NYSE:PSO)

Pearson (NYSE PSO) Insider Trading History

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Pearson (NYSE PSO) News Headlines

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DateHeadline
Pearson Partners with Columbia College on All-Inclusive Tuition Initiative for StudentsPearson Partners with Columbia College on All-Inclusive Tuition Initiative for Students
www.prnewswire.com - May 17 at 9:59 AM
Truck driver leaves Oklahoma waitress two $1000 tipsTruck driver leaves Oklahoma waitress two $1000 tips
www.foxnews.com - May 16 at 4:13 PM
Valeant Ex-CEO Wasnt Swayed by Philidor Warning, Witness SaysValeant Ex-CEO Wasn't Swayed by Philidor Warning, Witness Says
www.bloomberg.com - May 15 at 4:30 PM
BRIEF-AXA Equitable Holdings CEO Mark Pearson Says US Demographics Are Huge Opportunity For Us - CNBCBRIEF-AXA Equitable Holdings CEO Mark Pearson Says US Demographics Are Huge Opportunity For Us - CNBC
www.reuters.com - May 10 at 4:18 PM
Pearson (PSO) Cut to Neutral at BNP ParibasPearson (PSO) Cut to Neutral at BNP Paribas
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 9 at 4:43 PM
For Justin Hartley, sometimes you have to go it alone on This Is UsFor Justin Hartley, sometimes you have to go it alone on 'This Is Us'
www.latimes.com - May 9 at 4:15 PM
Pearson (PSO) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from AnalystsPearson (PSO) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 9 at 10:10 AM
High winds send equipment flying, cause delays at Toronto Pearson International AirportHigh winds send equipment flying, cause delays at Toronto Pearson International Airport
www.foxnews.com - May 7 at 4:20 PM
KCAP Financials (KCAP) CEO Dayl Pearson on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call TranscriptKCAP Financial's (KCAP) CEO Dayl Pearson on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - May 3 at 4:11 PM
Another merger proposed for Folsom's PowerSchool, along with a partial saleAnother merger proposed for Folsom's PowerSchool, along with a partial sale
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 4:11 PM
Pearson Partners with Three New Online Schools Approved to Open in Fall 2018Pearson Partners with Three New Online Schools Approved to Open in Fall 2018
www.prnewswire.com - April 30 at 9:57 AM
How thinking like a C student made one entrepreneur more successfulHow thinking like a C student made one entrepreneur more successful
www.nbcnews.com - April 29 at 4:53 PM
Ex-Cowboy Drew Pearson fired up NFL draft againEx-Cowboy Drew Pearson fired up NFL draft again
www.usatoday.com - April 27 at 10:21 AM
Head-To-Head Review: Scholastic (SCHL) vs. Pearson (PSO)Head-To-Head Review: Scholastic (SCHL) vs. Pearson (PSO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 5:16 PM
Pearson Falls on Concerns Over Testing Students Without ConsentPearson Falls on Concerns Over Testing Students Without Consent
www.bloomberg.com - April 24 at 4:25 PM
Pearson Falls on Concerns Over Testing Without ConsentPearson Falls on Concerns Over Testing Without Consent
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 4:24 PM
Comparing Pearson (PSO) and John Wiley & Sons (JW.A)Comparing Pearson (PSO) and John Wiley & Sons (JW.A)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 22 at 5:34 PM
Texas school apologizes for asking students to list positive aspects of slaveryTexas school apologizes for asking students to list 'positive aspects' of slavery
www.usatoday.com - April 21 at 4:16 PM
Pearson (PSO) versus Scholastic (SCHL) Critical ReviewPearson (PSO) versus Scholastic (SCHL) Critical Review
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 5:35 AM
Zacks Investment Research Lowers Pearson (PSO) to HoldZacks Investment Research Lowers Pearson (PSO) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 3:34 PM
Head to Head Comparison: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Learning Technology (HMHC) and Pearson (PSO)Head to Head Comparison: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Learning Technology (HMHC) and Pearson (PSO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 3:11 AM
Pearson (PSO) Upgraded to Buy at BidaskClubPearson (PSO) Upgraded to Buy at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 4:46 PM
Hell Creates A Pastors Spectacular Undoing In Netflix Biopic Come SundayHell Creates A Pastor's Spectacular Undoing In Netflix Biopic 'Come Sunday'
www.forbes.com - April 13 at 10:14 AM
Pearson (PSO) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to HoldPearson (PSO) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 1:47 PM
Pearson (PSO) Cut to Hold at BidaskClubPearson (PSO) Cut to Hold at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 8:59 PM
Pearson (PSO) vs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Learning Technology (HMHC) Head-To-Head ReviewPearson (PSO) vs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Learning Technology (HMHC) Head-To-Head Review
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 3:17 AM
Why This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia doesnt want you to focus on Jacks deathWhy 'This Is Us' star Milo Ventimiglia doesn't want you to focus on Jack's death
finance.yahoo.com - April 9 at 4:11 PM
Pearson (PSO) and Scholastic (SCHL) Critical AnalysisPearson (PSO) and Scholastic (SCHL) Critical Analysis
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 9:19 AM
Women In Weed: Industry Veteran Jamie L. Pearson From Bhang Scheduled To Speak At ICBC In BerlinWomen In Weed: Industry Veteran Jamie L. Pearson From Bhang Scheduled To Speak At ICBC In Berlin
www.prnewswire.com - April 3 at 4:15 PM
Head-To-Head Comparison: John Wiley & Sons (JW.A) and Pearson (PSO)Head-To-Head Comparison: John Wiley & Sons (JW.A) and Pearson (PSO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 2 at 1:36 PM
Is Buying Pearson plc (LON:PSON) For Its Upcoming £0.12 Dividend A Good Choice?Is Buying Pearson plc (LON:PSON) For Its Upcoming £0.12 Dividend A Good Choice?
finance.yahoo.com - April 1 at 9:57 AM
Pearson PLC (PSO) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by AnalystsPearson PLC (PSO) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 1 at 1:36 AM
Athletics: Pearson battling Achilles problem ahead of Commonwealth GamesAthletics: Pearson battling Achilles problem ahead of Commonwealth Games
www.reuters.com - March 28 at 4:10 PM
Stars Dave Pearson joins Board of Directors at Scottish RenewablesStar's Dave Pearson joins Board of Directors at Scottish Renewables
www.benzinga.com - March 27 at 4:10 PM
Bishop Carlton Pearson opens up the religious message that cost him everythingBishop Carlton Pearson opens up the religious message that cost him everything
www.msn.com - March 27 at 10:15 AM
Form 4 SYKES ENTERPRISES INC For: Mar 16 Filed by: Pearson DavidForm 4 SYKES ENTERPRISES INC For: Mar 16 Filed by: Pearson David
www.streetinsider.com - March 26 at 4:05 PM
ZTEM Airborne Survey (Geotech) To Be Flown Over Teutons Del Norte, Tennyson and Pearson-Mach PropertiesZTEM Airborne Survey (Geotech) To Be Flown Over Teuton's Del Norte, Tennyson and Pearson-Mach Properties
globenewswire.com - March 26 at 4:05 PM
Head to Head Contrast: CBS (CBS) versus Pearson (PSO)Head to Head Contrast: CBS (CBS) versus Pearson (PSO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 25 at 9:26 PM
Head to Head Contrast: Videocon d2h (VDTH) versus Pearson (PSO)Head to Head Contrast: Videocon d2h (VDTH) versus Pearson (PSO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 23 at 3:06 AM
Pearson PLC Declares Special Dividend of $0.17 (PSO)Pearson PLC Declares Special Dividend of $0.17 (PSO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 12 at 5:46 PM
Pearson PLC (PSO) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from AnalystsPearson PLC (PSO) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 7 at 1:50 AM
Should Value Investors Consider Pearson plc (PSO) Stock?Should Value Investors Consider Pearson plc (PSO) Stock?
www.zacks.com - February 19 at 9:16 AM
[$$] Some uncomfortable reading for the former administrators of Ve Interactive[$$] Some uncomfortable reading for the former administrators of Ve Interactive
finance.yahoo.com - February 15 at 4:21 PM
How Does Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Fare As A Dividend Stock?How Does Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Fare As A Dividend Stock?
finance.yahoo.com - February 1 at 9:01 AM
Scholastic Corporation (SCHL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for JanuaryScholastic Corporation (SCHL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January
www.nasdaq.com - January 29 at 4:38 PM
Analyst Favorites With Strong Buyback Activity: MSCI Ranks As a Top PickAnalyst Favorites With Strong Buyback Activity: MSCI Ranks As a Top Pick
www.nasdaq.com - January 26 at 4:37 PM
Pearson FY17 Earnings Above View, Underlying Revenues Down; Sees Growth In FY18Pearson FY17 Earnings Above View, Underlying Revenues Down; Sees Growth In FY18
www.nasdaq.com - January 17 at 10:15 AM
Pearson hit again as weak U.S. demand weighs on education groupPearson hit again as weak U.S. demand weighs on education group
finance.yahoo.com - January 17 at 10:15 AM
Pearson (PSO) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment ResearchPearson (PSO) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 16 at 1:32 PM
Should Investors Be Happy About Pearson plc’s (LON:PSON) Cash Levels?Should Investors Be Happy About Pearson plc’s (LON:PSON) Cash Levels?
finance.yahoo.com - January 16 at 10:21 AM

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