Legg Mason Reaches New 52-Week High (LM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Legg Mason (NYSE: LM) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $32.74, above its previous 52-week high of $32.59 with 392,151 shares traded as of 10:11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Legg Mason has a market cap of $4.09 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 25% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 12.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Legg Mason as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full Legg Mason Ratings Report.

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