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Consensus recommendation

As of Apr 21, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 22 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 Dec 02, 2014. The previous consensus forecast advised that Pearson plc would outperform the market.
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Underperform4
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Share price forecast

The 19 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Pearson plc have a median target of 625.00, with a high estimate of 975.00 and a low estimate of 360.00. The median estimate represents a -2.50% decrease from the last price of 641.00.
High52.1%975.00
Med-2.5%625.00
Low-43.8%360.00

Dividends

In 2016, Pearson reported a dividend of 0.52 GBP, equaling last years dividend. The 19 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 0.26 GBP for the upcoming fiscal year, a decrease of 50.38%.
Div growth (TTM)0.00%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Feb 24, 2017, Pearson plc reported semi annual 2016 earnings of 0.601 per share. This result was in line with the expectation of the one analyst following the company and under-performed last year's results for the same period by 8.80%.
Average growth rate+695.67%
Pearson plc reported annual 2016 earnings of 0.588 per share on Feb 24, 2017.
The next earnings announcement from Pearson plc is expected the week of Feb 19, 2018.
Average growth rate-8.14%
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Revenue history & estimates

Pearson plc reported semi annual 2016 revenues of 2.69bn. This missed the 2.74bn consensus estimate of the 2 analysts following the company. This was 16.23% above the prior year's period results.
Average growth rate+9.30%
Pearson plc had revenues for the full year 2016 of 4.55bn. This was 1.88% above the prior year's results.
Average growth rate-6.84%
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