Last 1,179 GBp
Change Today -7.00 / -0.59%
Volume 431.3K
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pearson plc (PSON) Snapshot

Open
1,190 GBp
Previous Close
1,186 GBp
Day High
1,190 GBp
Day Low
1,168 GBp
52 Week High
01/2/14 - 1,351 GBp
52 Week Low
02/28/14 - 981.00 GBp
Market Cap
9.7B
Average Volume 10 Days
2.5M
EPS TTM
0.33 GBp
Shares Outstanding
819.9M
EX-Date
08/13/14
P/E TM
35.9x
Dividend
54.44 GBp
Dividend Yield
4.62%
Current Stock Chart for PEARSON PLC (PSON)

pearson plc (PSON) Details

Pearson plc operates as a media and education company in the United Kingdom, other European countries, the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates through North American Education, International Education, Professional, and FT Group segments. The company provides a range of products and services, such as curriculum textbooks and other learning materials; student assessments and testing services; and education technologies for educators and students from early education through elementary, middle and high schools, and higher education. It also publishes educational materials in local languages; English language teaching materials for children and adults; and online learning products, as well as offers testing, assessment, and qualification services. In addition, the company is involved in publishing, training, testing, and certification for professionals; publishes computer, information technology, and business titles; and offers electronic testing for regulatory and certification boards providing a suite of services from test development to test delivery and data management. Further, it offers a range of data, analysis, and services through various print, digital, and mobile channels to business people and financial institutions. The company publishes The Financial Times, an international daily business newspaper with five editions in the U.K., Continental Europe, the U.S., Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East; and operates FT.com, which sells content and advertising online, as well as publishes information on the retail, personal, and institutional finance industries. Additionally, it owns and operates schools. Pearson plc was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

41,964 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/24/14
Founded in 1844

pearson plc (PSON) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Director and Chief E...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.2M GBP
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 886.0K GBP
Advisor
Total Annual Compensation: 908.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

pearson plc (PSON) Key Developments

Pearson plc Announces Board Changes

Pearson announced that Tim Score, who will join the company's board as a non-executive director on 1 January 2015, will also be appointed as a member of the audit and nomination committees with effect from the same date. The company further announced that John Fallon stepped down as a member of the nomination committee on 5 December 2014. The nomination committee will now be made up entirely of non-executive directors.

Mukesh Ambani Reportedly Eyes Financial Times

Mukesh Ambani is believed to have set his eyes on Financial Times, reported Business Standard citing a report from The Times, London. According to a report, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited (BSE:500325), has through a representative approached Pearson plc (LSE:PSON), the company that owns the Financial Times. Also in race with Ambani for Financial Times, according to The Times report, are Nick and Christian Candy. An email sent from Business Standard to Reliance Industries with queries on the matter remained unanswered till the time of going to press.

Pearson To Sell Its Stake In Economist Group

Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) is planning to sell its 50% stake in The Economist Group Limited. According to the estimates, a deal to sell the holdings in Economist Group could raise as much as £570 million.

 

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