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How to buy Pearson PLC ADR stock

Learn how to easily invest in Pearson PLC ADR stock.

Pearson PLC ADR is a publishing business based in the US. Pearson PLC ADR shares (PSO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Pearson PLC ADR employs 20,169 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.9 billion.

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Pearson PLC ADR stock price (NYSE: PSO)

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Pearson PLC ADR shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-09-20.
Latest market close$10.54
52-week range$8.81 - $11.71
50-day moving average $10.77
200-day moving average $10.69
Wall St. target price$12.10
PE ratio 21.86
Dividend yield $0.219 (2.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.50

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Is it a good time to buy Pearson PLC ADR stock?

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Pearson PLC ADR price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.54 from 2023-09-22

1 week (2023-09-15) -4.44%
1 month (2023-08-23) -0.57%
3 months (2023-06-23) 1.93%
6 months (2023-03-23) 5.72%
1 year (2022-09-23) 12.85%
2 years (2021-09-23) 7.55%
3 years (2020-09-23) 67.66%
5 years (2018-09-21) 0.17%

Is Pearson PLC ADR stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Pearson PLC ADR stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Pearson PLC ADR's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Pearson PLC ADR financials

Revenue TTM $3.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.98%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.1%
Return on equity TTM 6.8%
Profit margin 7.43%
Book value $5.85
Market Capitalization $8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Pearson PLC ADR share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 53.52% of net profits

Recently Pearson PLC ADR has paid out, on average, around 53.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pearson PLC ADR shareholders could enjoy a 2.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pearson PLC ADR's case, that would currently equate to about $0.219 per share.

Pearson PLC ADR's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Pearson PLC ADR's most recent dividend payout was on 20 September 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Pearson PLC ADR share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pearson PLC ADR's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.8062 up to $11.7059. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Pearson PLC ADR's is 0.3142. This would suggest that Pearson PLC ADR's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Pearson PLC ADR overview

Pearson plc offers educational courseware, assessments, and services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, other European countries, and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Higher Education, and Workforce Skills. The Assessment & Qualifications segment offers Pearson VUE, US student assessment, clinical assessment, UK GCSE, and A levels and international academic qualifications and associated courseware. The Virtual Learning segment provides virtual schools and online program management services. The English Language Learning segment offers Pearson test of English, institutional courseware, and English online solutions. The Higher Education segment engages in the US, Canadian, and international higher education courseware businesses. The Workforce Skills offers BTEC, GED, TalentLens, Faethm, Credly, Pearson college, and apprenticeships.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Pearson PLC ADR is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.13% of Pearson PLC ADR shares are held by insiders and 2.658% by institutions.
How many people work for Pearson PLC ADR?
Latest data suggests 20,169 work at Pearson PLC ADR.
When does the fiscal year end for Pearson PLC ADR?
Pearson PLC ADR's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Pearson PLC ADR based?
Pearson PLC ADR's address is: 80 Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2R 0RL
What is Pearson PLC ADR's ISIN number?
Pearson PLC ADR's international securities identification number is: US7050151056
What is Pearson PLC ADR's CUSIP number?
Pearson PLC ADR's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 705015105

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