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Legg Mason Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (LM)

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Legg Mason (NYSE:LM) is Monday, December 10, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $26 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for Legg Mason has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Legg Mason has a market cap of $3.37 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Legg Mason, Inc. provides asset management and related financial services to institutional and individual clients, company-sponsored mutual funds, and other pooled investment vehicles worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Legg Mason as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. You can view the full Legg Mason Ratings Report.

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