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Oct 26- Asset manager Legg Mason Inc said on Friday quarterly profit topped expectations as the company reported its first quarterly net inflows of client funds since 2007.. Although some flow trends remained negative, the results could ease pressure on Legg Mason.
Oct 26- Asset manager Legg Mason Inc said on Friday quarterly profit soared more than 42 percent, topping expectations, as the company reported its first quarterly net inflows of client funds since 2007..
Oct 26- Asset manager Legg Mason Inc said on Friday that quarterly profit rose 42 percent as it reported the first quarterly net inflow since 2007.. For the second quarter ended Sept. 30, Baltimore- based Legg Mason on Friday reported net income of $80.8 million, or 60 cents per share, compared with 56.7 million, or 39 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier.
BALTIMORE-- Legg Mason, the money management firm in the middle of a rocky CEO transition, on Friday reported results that beat Wall Street estimates even as revenue slipped. For the fiscal second quarter, which covered July through September, Legg Mason earned $80.8 million, or 60 cents per share, up 42 percent from $56.7 million, or 39 cents per share, a year ago.
Oct 11- Mutual fund manager ClearBridge Advisors LLC said on Thursday it would drop the name of its struggling parent company, Legg Mason, from all of its U.S. funds over the next several months. With $58 billion of assets under management, New York- based Clearbridge is the largest manager of equity funds at Legg Mason.
Oct 10- Legg Mason Inc:. *Reports assets under management for September 2012. *Says reported preliminary assets under management of $651 billion as of.
*Jefferies raises Franklin Resources Inc target price to $128 from. *Jefferies raises Janus Capital Group Inc target price to $9 from $8;. *Jefferies cuts Legg Mason Inc target price to $27 from $30; rating.
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With October's recent stock market rally, it was no September to remember for Legg Mason. The manager of $612 billion in assets had a 25 percent drop in net income as falling stocks prompted its institutional investors to pull out or rebalance their portfolios. But in October, "things are looking a lot better," Chief Executive Mark Fetting told CNBC Friday.
For the second quarter, Legg Mason plunged 25% as customers pulled money out of the markets and the company's investments lost value. Discussing the current state of business is Mark Fetting, Legg Mason chairman/CEO.