PSON.L - Pearson plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
678.60
+4.40 (+0.65%)
At close: 4:35PM BST
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Previous close674.20
Open673.00
Bid677.80 x 0
Ask678.60 x 0
Day's range670.00 - 678.60
52-week range670.00 - 1,030.00
Volume3,128,447
Avg. volume3,448,064
Market cap5.307B
Beta (3Y monthly)0.69
PE ratio (TTM)11.78
EPS (TTM)57.60
Earnings date26 Jul 2019
Forward dividend & yield0.12 (1.76%)
Ex-dividend date2019-08-15
1y target est770.60
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    UPDATE 2-European shares rally as trade optimism outweighs political concerns

    European shares saw broad-based gains on Thursday, rallying after encouraging comments from China on trade with the United States came as a welcome relief amid growth worries and political turmoil. The optimism seemed to outweigh concerns about impeachment surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump which pushed Wall Street into the red.

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    LIVE MARKETS-Closing snapshot: Europe shrugs off profit warnings

    * China's conciliatory statement boosts European stocks * STOXX 600 +0.6%, FTSE 100 +0.8% * Pearson and Imperial Brands slump on profit warnings * S&P 500 down 0.6% Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Thyagaraju Adinarayan. Reach him on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: rm://thyagaraju.adinarayan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net CLOSING SNAPSHOT: EUROPE SHRUGS OFF PROFIT WARNINGS (1610 GMT) Encouraging comments from China on trade talks with the United states helped sentiment in Europe today.

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    LIVE MARKETS-Tide turned for beaten-down UK assets... briefly

    * China's conciliatory statement boosts European stocks * STOXX 600 +0.7%, FTSE 100 +0.8% * Pearson and Imperial Brands slump on profit warnings * S&P 500 down 0.6% Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Thyagaraju Adinarayan. Don't get too excited.

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    LIVE MARKETS-FTSE 100 is cruising despite four major profit warnings

    * China's conciliatory statement boosts European stocks * STOXX 600 +0.7%, FTSE 100 +1.1% * Pearson and Imperial Brands slump on profit warnings * U.S. stocks flat Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Thyagaraju Adinarayan. Reach him on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: rm://thyagaraju.adinarayan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net FTSE 100 IS CRUISING DESPITE FOUR MAJOR PROFIT WARNINGS (1358 GMT) Earlier today we flagged a trio of profit warnings by London blue-chips and now we have another one, cruise operator Carnival cutting 2019 profit forecast.

  • The Pearson (PSON) share price has crashed 15%. Here’s what I’d do.
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  • Students Aren't Buying Books. That Shouldn't Be a Surprise.
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    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.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    LIVE MARKETS-A deeper look into the London trio's profit warnings

    * China's conciliatory statement boosts European stocks * STOXX 600 +0.7%, FTSE 100 +1.2% * Tech stocks outperform, luxury underperforms * Pearson and Imperial Brands slump on profit warnings Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Thyagaraju Adinarayan. Reach him on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: rm://thyagaraju.adinarayan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net A DEEPER LOOK INTO THE LONDON TRIO'S PROFIT WARNINGS (1009 GMT) A cigarette maker, an airline and an education group - what's the one thing in common between them today? Combined $5 billion has been wiped from London blue-chips Pearson, Imperial Brands and British Airways-owner IAG as they warned on full-year profits.

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    REFILE-UPDATE 1-Encouarging trade talks boost European shares

    European shares moved higher on Thursday, with technology shares leading the charge after encouraging comments from China on trade with the United States soothed sentiment that was rattled by growth worries and political turmoil. The Chinese commerce ministry said Beijing is in close communication with Washington and is preparing to make progress at trade talks in October.

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    UPDATE 2-FTSE 100 swells as trade hopes offset slew of profit alerts

    London's FTSE 100 surged more than 1% on Thursday as signals from the United States and China that their trade dispute could soon be put to bed did enough to counteract a trio of profit warnings from blue-chip components. The FTSE 100 added 1.1%, rebounding after four straight sessions in the red, after China's commerce ministry said it was is in close communication with Washington over next month's trade talks, and President Donald Trump said overnight that a deal could be struck soon.

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    UPDATE 3-Britain's Pearson punished for U.S. textbook slump warning

    Pearson warned that a 20% drop in demand for U.S. college textbooks would hit its profit and jeopardise a return to sales growth next year, triggering an 18% share price fall. In an echo of Pearson's past profit warnings, the world's biggest education company said on Thursday that while 75% of its sales continued to grow, U.S. higher education courseware revenue was set to fall as much as 12% in 2019. This compared with a forecast 5% drop from the British education company, which has cut 16,000 jobs and restructured over six years to sell textbooks and courseware online, after a rapid move to digital sales sparked repeated profit warnings.

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    UPDATE 3-Imperial warns U.S. vaping backlash to hit results

    Imperial Brands said the regulatory crackdown on vaping in the United States will hit its full-year profit and revenue, wiping 12% off its shares on Thursday in the latest fallout for tobacco firms from the ongoing U.S. health crisis. The caution by the British maker of myblu e-cigarettes, Winston and Gauloises cigarettes, comes a day after U.S. tobacco giants Philip Morris and Altria axed their merger talks in the face of the backlash against vaping. The U.S. administration has pulled the plug on flavoured e-cigarettes, removing them from stores, and some countries including India and Brazil have banned them in a crackdown that could reshape the tobacco industry.

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    LIVE MARKETS-Europe under pressure as WTO ruling on tariffs looms

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