Pearson 1Q Sales Rise, Fiscal Year Guidance Unchanged

By Rory Gallivan Features Dow Jones Newswires

Education and publishing company Pearson PLC (PSON.LN) Friday kept its outlook for the full-year unchanged after reporting a 6% rise in underlying sales in the three months to end-March.

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Pearson, which used to publish the Financial Times newspaper, said it benefited from growth in North American higher education products, professional certification, South African school textbooks and U.K. student assessment.

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May 05, 2017 02:32 ET (06:32 GMT)