Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 13, 2013

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Leggett & Platt, Incorporated ( LEG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.29 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased LEG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that LEG has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of LEG was $31.89, representing a -0.25% decrease from the 52 week high of $31.97 and a 65.58% 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 $1.7. Zacks Investment Research reports LEG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.82%, compared to an industry average of 4.3%.

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 Homebuilders ETF ( XHB )
  • SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XHB with an increase of 18.37% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of LEG at 3.51%.



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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Referenced Stocks: BBBY , LEG , MHK , SDY , XHB

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