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Pearson Stock Forecast, Price & News

$10.64
+0.16 (+1.53 %)
(As of 03/1/2021 01:48 PM ET)
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$10.59
Now: $10.64
$10.67
50-Day Range
$9.14
MA: $10.08
$11.75
52-Week Range
$5.08
Now: $10.64
$11.90
Volume11,472 shs
Average Volume379,326 shs
Market Capitalization$8.31 billion
P/E Ratio14.38
Dividend Yield1.43%
Beta0.37
Pearson plc provides educational products and services to governments, educational institutions, corporations, and professional bodies worldwide. The company operates through North America, Core, and Growth segments. It offers courseware services, including curriculum materials provided in book form and/or through access to digital content; and assessments, such as test development, processing, and scoring services. The company also operates schools, colleges, and universities; and provides online learning services in partnership with universities and other academic institutions. In addition, it delivers and installs off-the-shelf software; and offers 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
CUSIPN/A
Phone44-20-7010-2000
Employees22,500
Year FoundedN/A

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.94 billion
Cash Flow$1.59 per share
Book Value$7.07 per share

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Miscellaneous

Market Cap$8.31 billion
Next Earnings Date3/5/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

1.30 out of 5 stars

Consumer Discretionary Sector

180th out of 569 stocks

Book Publishing Industry

3rd out of 7 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 0.0Community Rank: 1.7Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
$10.64
+0.16 (+1.53 %)
(As of 03/1/2021 01:48 PM ET)
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Pearson (NYSE:PSO) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Pearson a buy right now?

12 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pearson in the last year. There are currently 5 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Pearson stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in PSO, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Pearson?

Wall Street analysts have given Pearson a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Pearson wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Pearson's next earnings date?

Pearson is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, March 5th 2021.
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How has Pearson's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Pearson's stock was trading at $6.94 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, PSO shares have increased by 53.5% and is now trading at $10.65.
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How often does Pearson pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Pearson?

Pearson announced a semi-annual dividend on Thursday, July 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.0778 per share on Thursday, September 24th. This represents a yield of 3.4%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 13th.
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Is Pearson a good dividend stock?

Pearson pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.43%. The dividend payout ratio of Pearson is 20.27%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Pearson will have a dividend payout ratio of 25.86% next year. This indicates that Pearson will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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Who are Pearson's key executives?

Pearson's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Adam Bird CBE, Chief Exec. & Director (Age 57)
  • Ms. Sally Kate Miranda Johnson, CFO & Exec. Director (Age 47)
  • Mr. Albert Roger Hitchcock, Chief Technology & Operations Officer (Age 56)
  • Ms. Joanne Russell, Sr. VP of Investor Relations, Financial Communications & ESG
  • Ms. Cinthia Nespoli, Chief Legal Officer
  • Ms. Alexa Christon, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Ms. Anna Vikström Persson, Chief HR Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Tim Bozik, Pres of Global Product & North America Courseware
  • Mr. Kenneth Roderick Bristow, Pres of Pearson UK & Global Online Learning
  • Mr. Deepak Mehrotra, Managing Director of India Bus. (Age 57)

What is Andy Bird's approval rating as Pearson's CEO?

36 employees have rated Pearson CEO Andy Bird on Glassdoor.com. Andy Bird has an approval rating of 89% among Pearson's employees.

Who are some of Pearson's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Pearson own?

What is Pearson's stock symbol?

Pearson trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "PSO."

Who are Pearson's major shareholders?

Pearson's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.34%), Northern Trust Corp (0.09%), Aperio Group LLC (0.08%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.06%), Henry James International Management Inc. (0.04%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.04%).

Which major investors are selling Pearson stock?

PSO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Cowen Investment Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Altium Wealth Management LLC, US Bancorp DE, and FIL Ltd.

Which major investors are buying Pearson stock?

PSO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Eqis Capital Management Inc., Henry James International Management Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Aperio Group LLC, OneAscent Wealth Management LLC, Eaton Vance Management, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, and Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Pearson's stock price today?

One share of PSO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $10.65.

How much money does Pearson make?

Pearson has a market capitalization of $8.32 billion and generates $4.94 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $337.10 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.74 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Pearson have?

Pearson employs 22,500 workers across the globe.

What is Pearson's official website?

The official website for Pearson is www.pearson.com.

Where are Pearson's headquarters?

Pearson is headquartered at 80 Strand, London X0, WC2R 0RL.

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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