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

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 Nasdaq, Inc.


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

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