PearsonPSON:LSE

1,139
30.00 / 2.57 %
5.13m
15.94 %
0.7841
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Consensus recommendation

As of Oct 17, 2014, the consensus forecast amongst 45 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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Buy7
Outperform10
Hold15
Underperform6
Sell3
No opinion0

Research Reports

Ford Investor Services, Inc.
S&P Capital IQ – STARS Reports

Share price forecast

The 22 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Pearson plc have a median target of 1,197, with a high estimate of 1,540 and a low estimate of 660.00. The median estimate represents a 5.09% increase from the last price of 1,139. View Full Financials

High+35.2 %1,540
Med+5.1 %1,197
Low-42.1 %660.00

Dividends

In 2013, Pearson reported a dividend of 0.48 GBP, which represents a 6.67% increase over last year. The 22 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 0.51 GBP for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 6.88%. 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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Revenue

Pearson plc reported semi annual 2014 revenues of 2.05bn. This missed the 2.10bn consensus estimate of the 3 analysts following the company. This was 25.73 % below the prior year's period results. View Full Interim Financials

Average growth rate--

Pearson plc had revenues for the full year 2013 of 5.07bn. This was 17.06 % below the prior year's results. View Full Annual Financials

Average growth rate-2.15 %
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