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Editor's notes: Analyst earnings estimates greatly underestimate the effect of LM's massive buyback program. The shares have 65% upside before factoring in a potential AUM rise.

Legg Mason (LM) is a leading asset management firm with AUM of $656 billion as of July. The company has a market capitalization of $4.10 billion and trades at about 86% of stated book value.

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Legg Mason's major affiliate is Western Asset Management, with more than $460 billion of AUM. Western is a global fixed income investor that, net of fees, has outperformed its benchmark over every major time frame. Western was named the US Fixed Income Core Manager of the year by Institutional Investor for 2012.

On the equity side, Royce & Associates and ClearBridge Investments manage more than $100 billion combined; ClearBridge won several awards in 2012 as its large...

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