PSON.L - Pearson plc

LSE - LSE Delayed Price. Currency in GBp
886.20
+2.80 (+0.32%)
As of 2:09PM GMT. Market open.
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Previous Close883.40
Open899.00
Bid885.20 x 520900
Ask885.60 x 91100
Day's Range867.80 - 923.80
52 Week Range687.20 - 1,030.00
Volume1,464,891
Avg. Volume3,253,248
Market Cap6.872B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.78
PE Ratio (TTM)11.54
EPS (TTM)76.80
Earnings DateFeb 22, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.11 (1.19%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-08-16
1y Target Est770.60
  • Education group Pearson hails tipping point after digital transformation
    Reuters5 hours ago

    Education group Pearson hails tipping point after digital transformation

    British education company Pearson expects to grow sales in 2020 after more than five years of declines, calling a tipping point for a company that has been hammered by the sudden shift to digital learning. Forced to cut thousands of jobs to shrink its cost base while investing in new digital platforms, the world's biggest education provider said it expected sales to stabilise this year before rising in 2020 and beyond. In 2018 it eked out profit growth by cutting costs but said it now expected investments in new technology platforms to help the group to produce top-line growth.

  • The Wall Street Journal5 hours ago

    [$$] Pearson Posts Profit Rise

    Net profit rose 45% to GBP588 million, boosted by a one-off tax benefit, Pearson said. Pearson had guided for adjusted operating profit to come in at between GBP540 million and GBP545 million. On an underlying basis, adjusted operating profit rose 8%, Pearson said.

  • Reuters18 hours ago

    Pearson enters into £500 million pension insurance deal with L&G - Sky News

    (Reuters) - British education company Pearson Plc has entered into a 500 million pounds pension insurance deal with Legal & General Group Plc, Sky News reported on Thursday. Pearson will reveal the buy-in ...

  • FTSE 100 dips as investors book in profits, pound strengthens; Reckitt shines
    Reuters4 days ago

    FTSE 100 dips as investors book in profits, pound strengthens; Reckitt shines

    The main bourse ended 0.2 percent lower, missing out on a wider optimism surrounding the Chinese-U.S. trade talks that took world stocks to 2-1/2-month highs. FTSE 100's volume was about 60 percent of its 90-day average and the midcaps stood at 76 percent of theirs. Defensive stocks, which are deemed to be a safe bet at times of uncertainty, were among the big fallers.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    Pearson sells K12 U.S. textbook unit for $250 million

    British education company Pearson said on Monday it had agreed to sell its U.S. K12 courseware business to Nexus Capital Management LP for $250 million (£193.65 million) as it shifts its focus from textbooks to digital. Nexus will pay an initial $25 million and a further $225 million by way of a vendor note due in the next three to five years for the business, which provides textbooks and resources for students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Chief executive John Fallon said U.S. school publishing had been an important part of Pearson for many years, and he was pleased to have found a new owner committed to its future.

  • Why Pearson plc’s (LON:PSON) Use Of Investor Capital Doesn’t Look Great
    Simply Wall St.29 days ago

    Why Pearson plc’s (LON:PSON) Use Of Investor Capital Doesn’t Look Great

    Today we'll look at Pearson plc (LON:PSON) and reflect on its potential as an investment. Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of Read More...

  • Reuterslast month

    Brexit deal defeat boosts European banks

    By Helen Reid LONDON (Reuters) - European shares closed the day in positive territory on Wednesday as British Prime Minister Theresa May's resounding defeat in a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal gave ...

  • Reuterslast month

    Pearson shares down as core U.S. business revenue stumbles

    After a few tumultuous years, Pearson had pinned its restructuring hopes on the business, calling it last year the "single biggest opportunity" to gain share through its digital transformation. Pearson has cut thousands of jobs and sold assets, including the Financial Times and the Economist, to fund a move into ebooks, rental schemes and online courses. "We have made good progress in 2018, returning Pearson to underlying profit growth ... There is much still to do," Chief Executive Officer John Fallon said.

  • CNBClast month

    Pearson sees cost cuts bearing fruit as digital push advances

    Pearson, which cut thousands of jobs and sold assets including the Financial Times, has been driving an expansion into digital education. The British education publisher said it expects annual cost savings to be higher than 330 million pounds ($424.31 million) by the end of 2019. Pearson PSON-GB said revenue at a key U.S. business fell 5 percent and forecast a possible similar drop next year as the education publisher undergoes a major restructuring to focus on boosting its digital content.

  • The Wall Street Journallast month

    [$$] Pearson Sees 2018 Profit Ahead of Views

    PLC (PSON.LN) said Wednesday that it anticipates adjusted operating profit for 2018 to be ahead of expectations, despite a revenue decline due to continued pressures at its key U.S. higher-education business. The London-based education publisher said it expects to deliver adjusted operating profit for 2018 of between 540 million and 545 million pounds ($694.2 million-$700.6 million). Pearson previously guided for adjusted operating profit of between GBP520 million and GBP560 million.

  • Is Pearson plc’s (LON:PSON) ROE Of 15% Impressive?
    Simply Wall St.2 months ago

    Is Pearson plc’s (LON:PSON) ROE Of 15% Impressive?

    Many investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analysing a stock. This article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Read More...

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents2 months ago

    Edited Transcript of PSON.L earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-18 7:30am GMT

    Half Year 2018 Pearson PLC Earnings Call

  • Is Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Excessively Paying Its CEO?
    Simply Wall St.3 months ago

    Is Pearson plc (LON:PSON) Excessively Paying Its CEO?

    In 2013 John Fallon was appointed CEO of Pearson plc (LON:PSON). This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. Read More...

  • Pearson reassures on recovery under pressure from Amazon
    The Telegraph4 months ago

    Pearson reassures on recovery under pressure from Amazon

    The education publisher Pearson has insisted it is making progress in its battle to protect its lucrative US college business from an assault by Amazon as it sought to restore investor confidence with a solid trading update.

  • Shares rise as Pearson eyes profit growth but ‘there’s still a lot to do’
    Evening Standard4 months ago

    Shares rise as Pearson eyes profit growth but ‘there’s still a lot to do’

    PEARSON is still struggling to turn around its key US arm, but thinks it will return to profit growth this year. The education group, best known for owning the Financial Times until 2015, has endured a miserable run until recently, with profit warnings smashing the share price and questions being raised about chief executive John Fallon’s abilities.

  • Reuters4 months ago

    FTSE 100 rises, led by Pearson; Mediclinic sinks as earnings sag

    Britain's top stock index climbed on Wednesday, with Pearson's outlook impressing the market, while mid-cap Mediclinic sank by a fifth after its results missed estimates. The FTSE 100 (.FTSE) was up 0.3 percent by 0835 GMT after weaker-than-expected inflation data took the pound down a notch. Shares in education publisher Pearson (PSON.L) topped the FTSE with a 3.9 percent rise after it stuck to its target of returning to profit this year.

  • Virtual schools keep Pearson on course for return to profit growth
    Reuters4 months ago

    Virtual schools keep Pearson on course for return to profit growth

    Demand for online courses and virtual schools helped British education publisher Pearson (PSON.L) to overcome weaker textbook sales in the United States and remain on track for a return to profit growth in 2018. Pearson's shares rose as much as 7.7 percent, following pressure on the stock ahead of the statement. The British company has been through a tumultuous few years, with Chief Executive John Fallon forced to cut thousands of jobs and sell assets such as the Financial Times newspaper to fund a move into ebooks, rental schemes and online courses.

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    GuruFocus.com4 months ago

    6 Stocks With Low Price-Sales Ratios

    Sprint Corp. (NYSE:S) shares are trading around $6.41 with a price-sales ratio of 0.80 and a price-earnings ratio of 3.54. The company, which supplies wireless and wireline communications products, has a market cap of $26.08 billion. The discounted cash flow calculator gives the stock a fair value of $19.37, suggesting it is undervalued with a 67% margin of safety.

  • Simply Wall St.4 months ago

    Who Are The Major Shareholders In Pearson plc (LON:PSON)?

    If you want to know who really controls Pearson plc (LON:PSON), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Institutions often own shares in more established Read More...

  • Reuters5 months ago

    Bertelsmann targets life-long learning with OnCourse deal

    German publishing group Bertelsmann said on Monday it was buying U.S. online education provider OnCourse Learning from private equity firm CIP Capital in a deal worth around $500 million. The acquisition backs Bertelsmann's push into digital education and training, and will boost its presence in the United States, a growth market which already contributes around a fifth of its sales.

  • Is Pearson plc (LON:PSON) A Smart Pick For Income Investors?
    Simply Wall St.5 months ago

    Is Pearson plc (LON:PSON) A Smart Pick For Income Investors?

    Dividends can be underrated but they form a large part of investment returns, playing an important role in compounding returns in the long run. Historically, Pearson plc (LON:PSON) has paidRead More...

  • Pearson plc (LON:PSON): Dividend Is Coming In 2 Days, Should You Buy?
    Simply Wall St.6 months ago

    Pearson plc (LON:PSON): Dividend Is Coming In 2 Days, Should You Buy?

    Investors who want to cash in on Pearson plc’s (LON:PSON) upcoming dividend of UK£0.055 per share have only 2 days left to buy the shares before its ex-dividend date, 16Read More...