• Consensus Rating: Moderate Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: GBX 1,105
  • Forecasted Upside: 17.15%
  • Number of Analysts: 5
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 1 Hold Ratings
  • 4 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for PSON

Analyst Price Target is GBX 1,105
▲ +17.15% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 5 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Pearson in the last 3 months. The average price target is GBX 1,105, with a high forecast of GBX 1,210 and a low forecast of GBX 965. The average price target represents a 17.15% upside from the last price of GBX 943.20.

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Current Consensus is Moderate Buy

The current consensus among 5 investment analysts is to moderate buy stock in Pearson. This Moderate Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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9/6/2022
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12/5/2022
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3/5/2023
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6/3/2023
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9/1/2023
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11/30/2023
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1/29/2024
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2/28/2024

Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/6/2024BarclaysLower TargetEqual WeightGBX 975 ➝ GBX 965
10/2/2023BarclaysBoost TargetEqual WeightGBX 900 ➝ GBX 930
9/13/2023JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweightGBX 1,190 ➝ GBX 1,210
8/31/2023Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
6/23/2023JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,230
6/15/2023JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,230
6/6/2023JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,230
5/3/2023Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,140
3/23/2023Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,140
3/9/2023JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,230
3/1/2023CitigroupReiterated RatingBuy
10/25/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,140
10/25/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweightGBX 1,080 ➝ GBX 1,060
10/24/2022Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
10/5/2022BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual WeightGBX 910
9/27/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweightGBX 1,010 ➝ GBX 1,080
9/23/2022Berenberg BankBoost TargetHoldGBX 742 ➝ GBX 780
8/5/2022Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
8/2/2022BarclaysBoost TargetEqual WeightGBX 775 ➝ GBX 840
8/2/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingBuyGBX 900
7/28/2022Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
7/13/2022BarclaysBoost TargetEqual WeightGBX 770 ➝ GBX 775
6/21/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftUpgradeBuyGBX 625 ➝ GBX 900
6/20/2022BarclaysBoost TargetEqual WeightGBX 755 ➝ GBX 770
5/20/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweight
5/17/2022Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHoldGBX 742
5/11/2022Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight
5/3/2022BarclaysBoost TargetEqual WeightGBX 725 ➝ GBX 770
4/29/2022Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
4/4/2022Berenberg BankBoost TargetHoldGBX 590 ➝ GBX 742
3/31/2022BarclaysInitiated CoverageEqual WeightGBX 725
3/11/2022BarclaysReiterated RatingSuspended
3/10/2022CitigroupReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,000
3/8/2022Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
3/3/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 900
2/28/2022BarclaysBoost TargetUnderweightGBX 610 ➝ GBX 630
2/25/2022Shore CapitalUpgradeBuy
2/24/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHoldGBX 625
2/8/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHold
1/31/2022Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHold
1/28/2022BarclaysLower TargetUnderweightGBX 625 ➝ GBX 610
1/25/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHoldGBX 625
1/20/2022Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHoldGBX 590
1/20/2022BarclaysBoost TargetUnderweightGBX 585 ➝ GBX 625
1/19/2022Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHold
12/14/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHoldGBX 570 ➝ GBX 625
12/10/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 930
10/19/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHold
10/18/2021Berenberg BankUpgradeHoldGBX 590
10/18/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweightGBX 960 ➝ GBX 930
10/18/2021BarclaysLower TargetUnderweightGBX 660 ➝ GBX 585
10/8/2021BarclaysLower TargetUnderweightGBX 775 ➝ GBX 660
9/29/2021Berenberg BankBoost TargetSellGBX 500 ➝ GBX 590
8/23/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeOverweightGBX 840 ➝ GBX 960
8/2/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetUnderperformGBX 637 ➝ GBX 750
8/2/2021BarclaysBoost TargetUnderweightGBX 740 ➝ GBX 775
7/30/2021Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHold
4/26/2021Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHold
3/11/2021Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHold
3/9/2021BarclaysBoost TargetUnderweightGBX 630 ➝ GBX 700
3/9/2021Berenberg BankBoost TargetSellGBX 475 ➝ GBX 500
3/2/2021Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHold
3/1/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHoldGBX 480 ➝ GBX 570
2/1/2021UBS GroupDowngradeSellGBX 741 ➝ GBX 730
1/21/2021BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 630
1/20/2021Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHold
1/15/2021Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHold
1/14/2021BarclaysReiterated RatingUnderweight
10/26/2020UBS GroupUpgradeBuy
10/15/2020BarclaysDowngradeUnderweightGBX 570 ➝ GBX 520
10/14/2020Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 450
9/28/2020Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 450
9/11/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 900
9/3/2020Berenberg BankBoost TargetSellGBX 400 ➝ GBX 450
8/24/2020Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHold
7/30/2020Kepler Capital MarketsLower TargetHoldGBX 500 ➝ GBX 480
7/27/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral
7/27/2020BarclaysLower TargetEqual weightGBX 555 ➝ GBX 550
7/27/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupLower TargetBuyGBX 661 ➝ GBX 654
7/27/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetUnderperformGBX 445 ➝ GBX 500
7/24/2020Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHold
7/16/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral
7/16/2020CitigroupLower TargetBuyGBX 930 ➝ GBX 900
7/15/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupLower TargetBuyGBX 678 ➝ GBX 661
7/7/2020BarclaysBoost TargetEqual weightGBX 550 ➝ GBX 555
7/3/2020Societe GeneraleBoost TargetBuyGBX 620 ➝ GBX 650
7/3/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHoldGBX 450 ➝ GBX 480
6/29/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 820
6/25/2020BarclaysBoost TargetEqual weightGBX 500 ➝ GBX 550
6/12/2020CitigroupReiterated RatingBuy
6/12/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweight
6/9/2020BarclaysBoost TargetEqual WeightGBX 465 ➝ GBX 500
6/4/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweightGBX 776 ➝ GBX 820
6/1/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeBuyGBX 625.20 ➝ GBX 678
5/27/2020Berenberg BankDowngradeSellGBX 450 ➝ GBX 400
5/6/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHold
4/28/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral
4/28/2020BarclaysLower TargetEqual WeightGBX 520 ➝ GBX 465
4/27/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower TargetHoldGBX 500 ➝ GBX 450
4/24/2020Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSell
4/24/2020Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHold
4/21/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupLower TargetNeutralGBX 658 ➝ GBX 625.20
4/16/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 625 ➝ GBX 560
4/8/2020BarclaysLower TargetEqual weightGBX 540 ➝ GBX 520
4/1/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost TargetNeutralGBX 605 ➝ GBX 658
3/25/2020Berenberg BankUpgradeHoldGBX 525 ➝ GBX 450
3/23/2020BarclaysUpgradeEqual weightGBX 520 ➝ GBX 540
3/23/2020Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSell
3/20/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweightGBX 860 ➝ GBX 776
3/17/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutralGBX 505 ➝ GBX 605
2/26/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 600 ➝ GBX 625
2/25/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweight
2/24/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetUnderperformGBX 533 ➝ GBX 535
2/19/2020CitigroupReiterated RatingBuy
2/17/2020UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral
2/11/2020Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHold
1/30/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupLower TargetSellGBX 518 ➝ GBX 505
1/24/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower TargetHoldGBX 600 ➝ GBX 500
1/21/2020UBS GroupDowngradeNeutralGBX 820 ➝ GBX 600
1/17/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupLower TargetSellGBX 566 ➝ GBX 518
1/17/2020Kepler Capital MarketsLower TargetHoldGBX 815 ➝ GBX 650
1/17/2020BarclaysLower TargetUnderweightGBX 620 ➝ GBX 520
1/16/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweightGBX 950 ➝ GBX 860
1/16/2020Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHold
1/15/2020Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSell
1/15/2020CitigroupLower TargetBuyGBX 1,000 ➝ GBX 960
1/14/2020UBS GroupLower TargetBuyGBX 880 ➝ GBX 820
1/14/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetUnderperformGBX 680 ➝ GBX 590
1/13/2020Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 525
1/7/2020Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSell
12/19/2019BarclaysLower TargetUnderweightGBX 690 ➝ GBX 620
12/18/2019Shore CapitalReiterated RatingHold
12/18/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSell
12/16/2019Berenberg BankLower TargetSellGBX 620 ➝ GBX 525
12/11/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweightGBX 1,010 ➝ GBX 950
12/10/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupLower TargetSellGBX 640 ➝ GBX 566
12/5/2019Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual weightGBX 675 ➝ GBX 655
11/21/2019UBS GroupLower TargetBuyGBX 900 ➝ GBX 880
10/21/2019Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftUpgradeHoldGBX 650 ➝ GBX 600
10/17/2019Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetUnderperformGBX 785 ➝ GBX 680
10/4/2019Shore CapitalDowngradeHold
9/27/2019UBS GroupReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,000 ➝ GBX 900
9/26/2019Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 620
9/26/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSell
9/13/2019UBS GroupUpgradeBuyGBX 915 ➝ GBX 1,000
8/28/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set TargetBuyGBX 1,115
8/6/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost TargetSellGBX 683 ➝ GBX 696
8/5/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,115
8/2/2019Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuy
8/1/2019Berenberg BankReiterated RatingBuy
7/30/2019BarclaysBoost TargetUnderweightGBX 790 ➝ GBX 795
7/30/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweightGBX 1,105 ➝ GBX 1,115
7/30/2019CitigroupBoost TargetBuyGBX 975 ➝ GBX 1,050
7/29/2019UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 870 ➝ GBX 915
7/26/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSell
7/16/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellGBX 550
7/15/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweightGBX 1,065 ➝ GBX 1,090
7/12/2019Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingSell
7/4/2019UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 850 ➝ GBX 870
7/2/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSell
6/6/2019Berenberg BankReiterated RatingSellGBX 600
6/3/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupReiterated RatingSell
5/14/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweightGBX 1,050 ➝ GBX 1,065
5/9/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSell
5/2/2019Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetUnderperformGBX 800 ➝ GBX 785
5/2/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellGBX 550
4/26/2019Shore CapitalUpgradeBuy
4/26/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSell
4/11/2019Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingSell
4/8/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 1,050
4/4/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingUnderweightGBX 805
4/2/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSell
3/22/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSell
3/22/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeOverweightGBX 850 ➝ GBX 1,050
3/7/2019UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutralGBX 850
3/6/2019Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSell
(Data available from 2/28/2019 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.61 (Buy)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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Pearson logo
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. The company was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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Today's Range

Now: GBX 943.20
Low: 940.40
High: 960

50 Day Range

MA: GBX 961.70
Low: 932.40
High: 983.20

52 Week Range

Now: GBX 943.20
Low: 749.40
High: 994.40

Volume

563,213 shs

Average Volume

1,357,910 shs

Market Capitalization

£6.50 billion

P/E Ratio

2,358.00

Dividend Yield

2.27%

Beta

0.29

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Pearson?

The following Wall Street analysts have issued research reports on Pearson in the last twelve months: Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Shore Capital.
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What is the current price target for Pearson?

3 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Pearson in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is GBX 1,105, suggesting a possible upside of 17.2%. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has the highest price target set, predicting PSON will reach GBX 1,210 in the next twelve months. Barclays PLC has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of GBX 965 for Pearson in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Pearson?

Pearson currently has 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Moderate Buy."
View the latest ratings for PSON.

What other companies compete with Pearson?

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How do I contact Pearson's investor relations team?

Pearson's physical mailing address is 80 Strand, LONDON, WC2R 0RL, United Kingdom. The company's listed phone number is +44-20-70102000. The official website for Pearson is www.pearson.com. Learn More about contacing Pearson investor relations.