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Consensus recommendation

As of Sep 19, 2014, the consensus forecast amongst 42 polled investment analysts covering Pearson plc advises investors to hold their position in the company. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts deteriorated on Jun 03, 2008. The previous consensus forecast advised that Pearson plc would outperform the market.

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Charles Stanley Securities

Share price forecast

The 20 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Pearson plc have a median target of 11.72, with a high estimate of 13.50 and a low estimate of 6.60. The median estimate represents a -4.01% decrease from the last price of 12.21. View Full Financials

High-98.9 %13.50
Med-99.0 %11.72
Low-99.5 %6.60


In 2013, Pearson reported a dividend of 0.48 GBP, which represents a 6.67% increase over last year. The 21 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 0.51 GBP for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 7.08%. View Full Financials

Div growth (TTM)+6.67%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Jul 25, 2014, Pearson plc reported semi annual 2014 earnings of 0.047 per share. This result exceeded the 0.04 consensus of the 2 analysts covering the company and under-performed last year's results for the same period by 52.53%. View Full Interim Financials

Average growth rate+58.87%

Pearson plc reported annual 2013 earnings of 0.701 per share on Feb 28, 2014.
The next earnings announcement from Pearson plc is expected the week of Feb 27, 2015. View Full Annual Financials

Average growth rate+18.18%
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Pearson plc reported semi annual 2014 revenues of 2.0470bn. This missed the 2.0997bn consensus estimate of the 3 analysts following the company. This was 25.73% below the prior year's period results. View Full Interim Financials

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Pearson plc had revenues for the full year 2013 of 5.0690bn. This was 17.06% below the prior year's results. View Full Annual Financials

Average growth rate-2.15%
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