Legg Mason, Inc. ( LM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 06, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 26, 2015. Shareholders who purchased LM prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $41.96, the dividend yield is 1.91%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LM was $41.96, representing a -29.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.19 and a 4.35% 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 $2.28. Zacks Investment Research reports LM's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 35.74%, compared to an industry average of -.1%.