PSON.L - Pearson plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
691.00
+4.00 (+0.58%)
At close: 5:06PM BST
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Previous close687.00
Open686.50
Bid658.50 x 520900
Ask700.00 x 91100
Day's range678.91 - 693.50
52-week range552.00 - 832.50
Volume5,255,230
Avg. volume3,182,178
Market cap5.64B
BetaN/A
PE ratio (TTM)-2.64
EPS (TTM)-261.8
Earnings date24 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-dividend dateN/A
1y target est637.74
  • U.S. dollar up, yield curve flat, on inflation; stocks rise
    Reuters2 days ago

    U.S. dollar up, yield curve flat, on inflation; stocks rise

    U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday after company earnings reports were better than expected, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average breaching the 23,000 mark for the first time, while the U.S. Treasury yield curve flattened and the dollar rose to a one-week high on increased inflation expectations. The Dow briefly touched a new high of 23,002.20, powered by earnings from UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson. The S&P 500 had been negative as traders were left unimpressed by some bank earnings, but it ticked up before the market closed.

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  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Earnings and commodities keep stocks bulls happy

    LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 17 (Reuters) - World stocks stayed near record highs on Tuesday, as a flurry of U.S. earnings and a rally in commodity markets helped underpin one of the most durable bull runs of recent history. Stronger profits from investment bank Morgan Stanley (Xetra: 885836 - news) and healthcare majors Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ - news) and UnitedHealth looked set to keep Wall Street's rally intact when it reopens after largely flat morning on Europe's big bourses. It had been lifted overnight, along with interest rate-sensitive 2-year Treasury yields, by reports that U.S. President Donald Trump might pick Stanford University economist John Taylor to lead the Federal Reserve after Janet Yellen’s term ends next year.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Pearson agrees deal to insure third of pension scheme risk

    Publisher Pearson (PSON.L) said on Tuesday it had agreed a deal to insure a third of its pension scheme liabilities totalling 1.2 billion pounds with Legal & General (LGEN.L) and Aviva (AV.L). The deal "substantially reduces" the risk that Pearson would be unable to fund future retiree benefits and was agreed at no further cost to the company, it said in a nine-month trading update. Under the so-called 'buy-in bulk annuity', the insurers take on some of the risk of the pension scheme, which remains with the company.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks stay buoyant as dollar, bond yields rise

    LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 17 (Reuters) - World equity markets held close to all-time highs on Tuesday, as investors latched on to rising bets on higher borrowing costs in the U.S. and Britain. Reports that U.S. President Trump might pick Stanford University economist John Taylor to lead the Fed after Janet Yellen’s term ends next year sent two-year Treasury yields to their highest since 2008 and pushed up the dollar. Taylor is an advocate of a rules-based approach to interest rate policy that would likely see official Fed rates much higher than at present - at least 3.5 percent according to some economists.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Pearson turns a page by nudging profit forecast higher​

    Pearson (PSON.L) said pressures weighing on its North American business were starting to ease, enabling the group to nudge its full-year profit outlook higher and record the first positive trading update for the education group in recent years. Hit by the shift to digital from paper textbooks, Pearson has cut thousands of jobs and launched a rental and online business following a string of profit warnings. On Tuesday it said the rate of decline within its North American Higher Education courseware business had eased, while a reduction in its tax rate and a deal to insure part of its pension obligations would help its financial performance.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    Pearson turns a page by nudging profit forecast higher​

    LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 17 (Reuters) - Pearson (Xetra: 858266 - news) said pressures weighing on its North American business were starting to ease, enabling the group to nudge its full-year profit outlook higher and record the first positive trading update for the education group in recent years. Hit by the shift to digital from paper textbooks, Pearson (Amsterdam: PR8.AS - news) has cut thousands of jobs and launched a rental and online business following a string of profit warnings. On Tuesday it said the rate of decline within its North American Higher Education courseware business had eased, while a reduction in its tax rate and a deal to insure part of its pension obligations would help its financial performance.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    Pearson agrees deal to insure third of pension scheme risk

    LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 17 (Reuters) - Publisher Pearson said on Tuesday it had agreed a deal to insure a third of its pension scheme liabilities totalling 1.2 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) with Legal & General (LSE: LGEN.L - news) and Aviva (Other OTC: AIVAF - news) . The deal "substantially reduces" the risk that Pearson (Xetra: 858266 - news) would be unable to fund future retiree benefits and was agreed at no further cost to the company, it said in a nine-month trading update. Under the so-called 'buy-in bulk annuity', the insurers take on some of the risk of the pension scheme, which remains with the company.

  • Reuters - UK Focus13 days ago

    British PM May vows to stay as party plotters attempt to topple her

    LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 6 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she would stay on as leader to provide stability after a former chairman of her Conservative Party said he had garnered the support of 30 lawmakers who wanted her to quit. May is trying to face down a rebellion by some of her own lawmakers just as Britain enters a crucial stage in Brexit talks, 18 months before the country leaves the European Union and must redefine its place in the world.

  • Reuters - UK Focus22 days ago

    BUZZ-Pearson: rallies after Exane BNP Paribas double upgrade

    ** Pearson rise 1.6 pct, among top performers on FTSE 100 in heavy volume ** Exane BNP Paribas raises stock to "outperform" from "underperform", saying change in strategy and potential ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus28 days ago

    French publishers La Martiniere, Media-Participations hold merger talks

    French publishers La Martiniere Groupe (Other OTC: GROPF - news) and Media-Participations announced talks over a merger that could create a group with combined revenues of more than 560 million euros ($666 million), in the latest sign of consolidation in the industry. La Martiniere, which owns the well-known Parisian literary publishing house Le Seuil, had 2016 revenues of 206 million euros while Media Participations had 2016 turnover of 355 million euros. Media and publishing companies around the world have been embarking on takeover and merger deals, as they look to tackle lower advertising revenues and move away from the traditional print business and into online and digital publishing.

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  • Bertelsmann books strong first half, ups Penguin stake
    AFP2 months ago

    Bertelsmann books strong first half, ups Penguin stake

    German media giant Bertelsmann confirmed its full-year targets for 2017 after a strong first half.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Bertelsmann aims to close Penguin Random House deal in Q4

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  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Pearson cuts 3,000 jobs, slashes dividend in latest recovery push

    British education group Pearson (Amsterdam: PR8.AS - news) is cutting 3,000 jobs and slashing its dividend in its latest attempt to revive a business hit by the shift to digital from paper textbooks. The job losses, accounting for almost 10 percent of the group total, are part of Chief Executive John Fallon's third attempt since 2014 to reshape a company whose main U.S. college business has also been hit by a drop in student enrollments. Pearson (Xetra: 858266 - news) , the world's largest educational publisher, sells everything from school textbooks to academic books and electronic tests.

  • UK publisher Pearson axes 3,000 more jobs
    AFP2 months ago

    UK publisher Pearson axes 3,000 more jobs

    Pearson is attempting to reposition itself towards the education and digital markets

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Pearson cuts interim payout by 72 percent

    British education group Pearson slashed its interim dividend by 72 percent to 5 pence on Friday as it started a restructuring programme to tackle the pressures facing its business. The company, which agreed ...

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  • Safestore faces humiliating revolt over revised pay proposals
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  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

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  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    BUZZ-Pearson: another bruising on dividend concern

    ** Pearson down about 5%, having fallen by same amount on Tuesday ** Bottom of FTSE 100 in heavy volume as analysts express concern over dividend guidance ** Panmure downgrades stock to "sell" ...

  • How Pearson Is Handling the Transition to Digital
    Bloomberg Video15 days ago

    How Pearson Is Handling the Transition to Digital

    Oct.04 -- John Fallon, Pearson Plc chief executive officer, spoke about the company's pivot to digital technology with Bloomberg's Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua Sept. 28 on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

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