Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 06, 2012

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Leggett & Platt, Incorporated ( LEG ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 06, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.29 per share scheduled for December 27, 2012. Shareholders who purchased LEG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.57% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $27.43, the dividend yield is 4.23%.

The previous trading day's last sale of LEG was $27.43, representing a -1.51% decrease from the 52 week high of $27.85 and a 42.42% increase over the 52 week low of $19.26.

LEG is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. ( BBBY ) and Mohawk Industries, Inc. ( MHK ). LEG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.26. Zacks Investment Research reports LEG's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 33.04%, compared to an industry average of 12.9%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the LEG Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to LEG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LEG as a top-10 holding:

  • SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SDY with an increase of 5.76% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LEG at 2.25%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.




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