Legg Mason, Inc. ( LM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 14, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 11, 2016. Shareholders who purchased LM prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that LM has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $41.6, the dividend yield is 1.92%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LM was $41.6, representing a -29.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.19 and a 3.46% increase over the 52 week low of $40.21.
LM is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as The Blackstone Group L.P. ( BX ) and Franklin Resources, Inc. ( BEN ). LM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.82. Zacks Investment Research reports LM's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 28.45%, compared to an industry average of -9.6%.