PSO - Pearson plc

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
8.69
+0.13 (+1.52%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close8.56
Open8.68
Bid7.80 x 800
Ask8.73 x 1300
Day's Range8.66 - 8.74
52 Week Range8.46 - 13.19
Volume306,353
Avg. Volume256,318
Market Cap6.828B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.39
PE Ratio (TTM)8.56
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield0.24 (2.84%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-08-15
1y Target EstN/A
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  • An Intrinsic Calculation For Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Suggests It's 47% Undervalued
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    An Intrinsic Calculation For Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Suggests It's 47% Undervalued

    Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Pearson plc (LON:PSON) by estimating the...

  • Students Aren't Buying Books. That Shouldn't Be a Surprise.
    Bloomberg

    Students Aren't Buying Books. That Shouldn't Be a Surprise.

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Just as it seemed Pearson Plc was close to exiting the woods, it has taken a sharp turn back into the undergrowth.The U.K. education company surprised investors on Thursday with an  update that highlighted a drastic downturn in its U.S. business. The shares fell as much as 19%, the most in 18 months.Pearson was quick to point to market-wide declines in the U.S. as the primary reason why profit would come in at the lower end of its full-year target range. But analysts including Macquarie’s Giasone Salati and Berenberg’s Sarah Simon said that was compounded by the firm losing market share to U.S. rivals Cengage Learning Inc. and McGraw-Hill Education Inc.What’s more, Chief Executive Officer John Fallon is parting company with the head of Pearson’s North American business. The move suggests that Fallon recognizes there have been missteps in the firm’s biggest market.Pearson has been slower than its main competitors to adapt to the new realities of students spending less on new textbooks, preferring to download materials, preferably for free, and buy second-hand books. Cengage Unlimited, which offers students course materials online and other benefits for a subscription fee, is a particular thorn in the London-based firm’s side.The announcement that Kevin Capitani, the president of Pearson’s North American operations, will depart early next year is a tacit acknowledgement that there must have been operational failures. His responsibilities will be divvied up between two other executives. They better get a handle on the market quickly — according to a study commissioned by Pearson itself and released last week, some 75% of Americans think textbooks will be obsolete by 2025, with 59% believing YouTube will become a primary learning tool.Investors have every right to feel disappointed. Analysts have grown steadily more bullish as it appeared that Pearson had turned a corner in North America, where the courseware business accounts for about a quarter of total global sales. For most of 2018, analysts had an average 12-month target price below the level at which the shares were trading. But, while almost half of the analysts covering the stock still recommend selling it, this year the target price had started to exceed the stock as a handful predicted major surges. That confidence now appears misplaced.To be sure, the U.S. market is tough. Higher education courseware sales will fall by between 8% and 12% this year, Pearson said, more than the decline of as much as 5% that it had previously predicted. But there are clearly other underlying operational challenges there that have either been addressed too slowly, or not communicated effectively enough to investors.Those failures have erased much of Fallon’s work to rebuild investor confidence, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst John Davies. Given the pace of the U.S. revenue decline, a cost-savings program means he’s pedaling hard just to keep profit steady. So as long as Pearson’s stuck in the woods, it better work on growing some deeper digital roots.To contact the author of this story: Alex Webb at awebb25@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Melissa Pozsgay at mpozsgay@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Alex Webb is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering Europe's technology, media and communications industries. He previously covered Apple and other technology companies for Bloomberg News in San Francisco.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • European stock indexes move higher on trade hopes, gains for oil majors
    MarketWatch

    European stock indexes move higher on trade hopes, gains for oil majors

    European stocks are in the black, boosted by fresh hopes for a U.S. trade deal, with oil majors out in front..

  • Barrons.com

    Pearson Plunges as U.S. Students Shun Textbooks for Online Resources at Rapid Pace

    Pearson’s stock plunged on Thursday as the educational publisher warned on profits, blaming weaker U.S. university sales.

  • MarketWatch

    Pearson shares sink 17% after profit warning

    Shares of U.K. education group Pearson PLC tumbled 17% in London on Thursday, making it the worst performer on both the FTSE 100 and the Stoxx Europe 600 . Pearson said revenue at its U.S. higher-education courseware segment fell around 10% for the first nine months of the year. It now expects revenue from that business to decline by 8% to 12% in 2019, having previously guided for a fall of up to 5%.

  • Pearson warns of U.S. weakness, sees 2019 profit at bottom of guidance
    MarketWatch

    Pearson warns of U.S. weakness, sees 2019 profit at bottom of guidance

    he company now expects revenue from that business to decline by 8% to 12% in 2019, having previously guided for a fall of up to 5%.

  • Moody's

    Pearson Funding Four plc -- Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Pearson plc

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Pearson plc and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.

  • Is Pearson plc's (LON:PSON) ROE Of 10% Impressive?
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    Is Pearson plc's (LON:PSON) ROE Of 10% Impressive?

    While some investors are already well versed in financial metrics (hat tip), this article is for those who would like...

  • We Think Pearson (LON:PSON) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt
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    We Think Pearson (LON:PSON) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt

    Some say volatility, rather than debt, is the best way to think about risk as an investor, but Warren Buffett famously...

  • UK's Pearson notifies thousands of U.S. students of data breach
    Reuters

    UK's Pearson notifies thousands of U.S. students of data breach

    The Wall Street Journal had earlier reported https://on.wsj.com/333azYP that Pearson was notified about the data incident by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in March. The FBI did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of PSON.L earnings conference call or presentation 26-Jul-19 7:30am GMT

    Half Year 2019 Pearson PLC Earnings Call

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 2-European markets lifted by telecoms and media big guns

    Large-cap companies pulled European stocks higher on Friday as a surge in Britain's Vodafone and strong earnings for media businesses and Nestle spurred recovery from a sell-off driven by the European Central Bank. Vodafone gained 10.6% to record it strongest performance since late 2002 on plans to separate its towers unit in Europe into a new company worth upwards of 18 billion euros ($20 billion) with a view to a potential stock market listing. The STOXX 600 telecoms index rose 2.3% as shares of Cellnex, currently Europe's biggest towers group, gained 3.3% and Telecom Italia rose 4.1% after Vodafone agreed to jointly roll out 5G in Italy and merge their mobile mast operations.

  • What To Know Before Buying Pearson plc (LON:PSON) For Its Dividend
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    What To Know Before Buying Pearson plc (LON:PSON) For Its Dividend

    Today we'll take a closer look at Pearson plc (LON:PSON) from a dividend investor's perspective. Owning a strong...

  • Textbook giant doubles down on digital, promises lower prices for students
    Yahoo Finance

    Textbook giant doubles down on digital, promises lower prices for students

    For many cash-strapped college students, the decision to buy a new or used textbook is a hard one, since older — and cheaper — editions may miss out on key concepts or even chapters.

  • Pearson plc (LON:PSON): Financial Strength Analysis
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    Pearson plc (LON:PSON): Financial Strength Analysis

    Small-caps and large-caps are wildly popular among investors; however, mid-cap stocks, such as Pearson plc (LON:PSON...

  • Do You Like Pearson plc (LON:PSON) At This P/E Ratio?
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    Do You Like Pearson plc (LON:PSON) At This P/E Ratio?

    The goal of this article is to teach you how to use price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). To keep it practical, we'll...

  • Is Pearson plc's (LON:PSON) CEO Pay Fair?
    Simply Wall St.

    Is Pearson plc's (LON:PSON) CEO Pay Fair?

    John Fallon became the CEO of Pearson plc (LON:PSON) in 2013. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation...

  • Bloomberg

    Tencent, Pearson Among Backers of $100 Million U.K. AI Startup

    Prowler said it’s receiving $24 million in new funding and that Tencent led the investment round with participation from Pearson and others including Amadeus Capital Partners, Atlantic Bridge, Cambridge Innovation Capital, Mandatum Life, Passion Capital, RB Capital and Singapore Innovate. The AI company said it will use the money to launch products and move into new industry areas, including education.

  • What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Stock?
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    What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Stock?

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  • Are Investors Undervaluing Pearson plc (LON:PSON) By 27%?
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    Are Investors Undervaluing Pearson plc (LON:PSON) By 27%?

    Today we'll do a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Pearson plc (LON:PSON) as an investment opportunity by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today's value...

  • Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Pearson PLC  (PSO)
    Insider Monkey

    Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Pearson PLC (PSO)

    It was a rough fourth quarter for many hedge funds, which were naturally unable to overcome the big dip in the broad market, as the S&P 500 fell by about 4.8% during 2018 and average hedge fund losing about 1%. The Russell 2000, composed of smaller companies, performed even worse, trailing the S&P by more […]

  • Pearson plc (LON:PSON): Ex-Dividend Is In 2 Days
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    Pearson plc (LON:PSON): Ex-Dividend Is In 2 Days

    Want to participate in a research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and earn a $60 gift card! Have you been keeping an eye on Pearson plc's (LON:PSON) upcoming dividend of UK£0.13 per share payable on the 10 May 2019...

  • Some Pearson (LON:PSON) Shareholders Are Down 17%
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    Some Pearson (LON:PSON) Shareholders Are Down 17%

    Ideally, your overall portfolio should beat the market average. But every investor is virtually certain to have both over-performing and under-performing stocks. At this point some shareholders may be questioningRead More...

  • Moody's

    Pearson Funding Four plc -- Moody's changes Pearson's outlook to stable from negative

    Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") has today changed the outlook on Pearson plc to stable from negative. Concurrently, Moody's has affirmed Pearson's Baa2 senior unsecured ratings. "In the backdrop of muted topline performance, Pearson continues to remain focused on improving its profits in 2019 via implementing its cost efficiency program, maintaining low debt leverage and positioning its business for growth by implementing its strategic priorities," says Gunjan Dixit, a Moody's Vice President -- Senior Credit Officer and lead analyst for Pearson.