Pearson (PSON)

Sector:

Media

Index:

FTSE 100

837.20p
   
  • Change Today:
    -1.40p
  • 52 Week High: 867.80p
  • 52 Week Low: 484.00p
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 756.24m
  • Volume: 793,363
  • Market Cap: £6,331m
  • RiskGrade: 238

Pearson rallies on Exane upgrade to 'outperform'

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Pearson rallied on Thursday as Exane BNP Paribas upgraded its stance on shares of the education publisher to 'outperform' and hiked the price target to 950p from 700p.
Exane said it reckons Pearson will succeed in scaling its up direct-to-consumer and D2C educational tech revenues as it progresses in its asset reshuffling.

"This should accelerate its top line growth and drive margin expansion," Exane said. "While not quite the Amazon of education, we believe Pearson Ed Tech assets deserve a re-rating."

As such, Exane said it has updated its sum-of-the-parts price target to reflect the valuation upside in these assets.

"Despite the recent share price rally as the market prices in the strategic reshuffling, we think further upside can be had once management increases disclosure on D2C revenue trends."

At 1315 BST, the shares were up 2.9% at 830.60p.

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Pearson Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 837.20p
Change Today -1.40p
% Change -0.17 %
52 Week High 867.80p
52 Week Low 484.00p
Volume 793,363
Shares Issued 756.24m
Market Cap £6,331m
RiskGrade 238

Pearson Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
58.14% below the market average58.14% below the market average58.14% below the market average58.14% below the market average58.14% below the market average
21.43% above the sector average21.43% above the sector average21.43% above the sector average21.43% above the sector average21.43% above the sector average
Price Trend
15.17% below the market average15.17% below the market average15.17% below the market average15.17% below the market average15.17% below the market average
37.93% below the sector average37.93% below the sector average37.93% below the sector average37.93% below the sector average37.93% below the sector average
Income
17.15% above the market average17.15% above the market average17.15% above the market average17.15% above the market average17.15% above the market average
63.64% above the sector average63.64% above the sector average63.64% above the sector average63.64% above the sector average63.64% above the sector average
Growth
4.4% below the market average4.4% below the market average4.4% below the market average4.4% below the market average4.4% below the market average
18.52% below the sector average18.52% below the sector average18.52% below the sector average18.52% below the sector average18.52% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 2
Buy 0
Neutral 4
Sell 1
Strong Sell 4
Total 11
neutral
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Pearson Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 25-Mar-21 13-Aug-20
Paid 07-May-21 21-Sep-20
Amount 13.50p 6.00p

Trades for 27-Jul-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 306,223 @ 837.20p
16:29 5 @ 836.80p
16:29 3 @ 836.80p
16:29 3 @ 836.80p
16:29 1 @ 836.80p

Pearson Key Personnel

Chair Sidney Taurel
CEO Andy Bird

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