|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's range||11.22 - 11.22|
|52-week range||6.49 - 12.39|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.32|
|PE ratio (TTM)||21.97|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.27 (2.45%)|
|Ex-dividend date||12 Aug 2021|
|1y target est||N/A|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -London-based Pearson PLC will pay $1 million to settle charges it misled investors about a 2018 cyber intrusion involving the theft of millions of student records, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Monday. The educational-publishing firm did not admit nor deny the regulator's charges, the SEC said, but in 2019 the firm disclosed in its annual report that the data breach may have included birth dates and email addresses, when, in fact, it knew that such records were stolen. Pearson also said at the time that it had "strict protections" in place, but failed to patch the critical vulnerability for six months after it was notified, the SEC found.
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