Legg Mason, Inc. ( LM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 16, 2018. Shareholders who purchased LM prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that LM has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of LM was $41.86, representing a -11.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $47.13 and a 22.76% increase over the 52 week low of $34.10.
LM is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as The Blackstone Group L.P. ( BX ) and AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. ( AMP ). LM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.64. Zacks Investment Research reports LM's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 9.94%, compared to an industry average of 9.8%.
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