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UPDATE: BMO Capital Markets Downgrades Legg Mason to Underperform on Performance Lag

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BMO Capital Markets downgraded Legg Mason (NYSE: LM) from Market Perform to Underperform and maintained a $26.00 price target.

BMO Capital Markets commented, "We believe Legg Mason is not as well positioned to participate in a potential rotation to equities relative to peers given its high weighting of 78% of AUM in fixed income and liquidity mandates. While equity fund performance at Legg's affiliates has improved recently, just 47% of equity mutual fund AUM ranks in the top half of its Morningstar peer group for the trailing three years, and there is a lag between improved performance and when products get back on the radars of advisors and investors."

Legg Mason closed at $26.53 on Monday.

Latest Ratings for LM

DateFirmActionFromTo
Mar 2015Keefe Bruyette & WoodsMaintainsOutperform
Feb 2015BarclaysMaintainsEqual-weight
Feb 2015JefferiesUpgradesHoldBuy

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