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Last €17.35 EUR
Change Today +0.361 / 2.13%
Volume 30.0
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pearson plc (PES) Snapshot

Open
€16.70
Previous Close
€16.99
Day High
€17.35
Day Low
€16.70
52 Week High
03/17/15 - €21.23
52 Week Low
08/14/14 - €13.55
Market Cap
14.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
734.5
EPS TTM
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Shares Outstanding
820.3M
EX-Date
08/13/15
P/E TM
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Dividend
€56.30
Dividend Yield
4.33%
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pearson plc (PES) Details

Pearson plc, a learning company, provides learning materials, technologies, assessments, and services for teachers and students worldwide. It operates through North America, Growth, and Core segments. The company offers early learning solutions that help educators and families to teach fundamental math and literacy skills; elementary and secondary imprints publish leading school programs in reading, literature, math, science, and social studies; digital instructional solutions for pre K-12, such as enVisionMATH and Miller-Levine Biology; learning, talent, and clinical assessment services; primary and secondary education services; and academic and vocational qualification services. It also provides higher education services comprising content and curriculum solutions; workforce education products; flexible workforce development solutions; data, analytics, and adaptive learning services; efficacy research services; and English learning with vocational teaching in engineering, IT, architecture, and health sectors. In addition, the company’s Financial Times (FT) group provides essential news, comment, data, and analysis to professionals. The FT group includes the FT newspaper and FT.com, Financial Publishing, FT Chinese, FT Labs, Medley Global Advisors, and the New York Institute of Finance. Further, the company offers computer based testing and assessment services; and English language learning solutions, including centre-based learning for consumers, online business English learning solutions, and institutional English language publications. The company was formerly known as S. Pearson & Son plc and changed its name to Pearson plc in June 1984. Pearson plc was founded in 1844 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

40,534 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/20/15
Founded in 1844

pearson plc (PES) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Director and Chief E...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.5M GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

pearson plc (PES) Key Developments

Pearson Mulls To Sell Stake In The Economist Group

Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) moved closer to an exit from business publishing as it announced plans to dispose of its stake in The Economist Group Limited.

Pearson In Negotiations To Sell 50% In The Economist Group

Pearson plc (LSE:PSON) is in negotiations to sell its 50% in The Economist Group Limited to other shareholders in the group including the investment vehicle of Italy’s Agnelli family. Exor, which is run by John Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family, said its role in the talks may lead to the possibility of increasing its investment in the group. It is expected to secure a deal to increase its stake as early as next month, according to people familiar with the situation. It added: “Were it to proceed, Exor’s increased investment would in any event represent a minority shareholding in the the Economist?also reflecting Exor’s strong commitment to the editorial independence that lies at the heart of the Economist’s ethos and success.” Elkann is on the Economist Group’s board and the group already owns 5 per cent. A person close to Exor said it would not be seeking the full stake being sold by Pearson. Pearson’s stake would be worth about £400 million, two people close to the situation said. Other potential buyers include the three families that have long controlled most of the 50% of the Economist that Pearson did not own: the Schroders, the Cadburys and the Rothschilds, one person close to the situation said. A deal is not imminent but is expected to be agreed over the summer, the person added. Any deal would have to be approved by the four trustees of the Economist Group, including former Conservative minister Lady Bottomley and former cabinet secretary Lord O’Donnell. In a statement, Pearson said it was in discussions with the Economist Group board and trustees regarding the potential sale of our 50% share in the group. There is no certainty that this process will lead to a transaction. The Economist Group had operating profits of £60 million in 2014.

Pearson plc Proposes Interim Dividend, Payable on September 11, 2015

Pearson plc is proposing an interim dividend of 18.0 pence per equity share, payable on 11 September 2015 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 14 August 2015. This interim dividend, which will absorb an estimated £146 million of shareholders' funds, has not been included as a liability as at 30 June 2015.

 

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