NYSE:BEN - Franklin Resources Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $31.95 -0.29 (-0.90 %) (As of 12/10/2018 02:14 PM ET)Previous Close$32.24Today's Range$31.13 - $32.4252-Week Range$28.12 - $45.96Volume333,772 shsAverage Volume3.60 million shsMarket Capitalization$16.54 billionP/E Ratio9.85Dividend Yield2.85%Beta1.29 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Franklin Resources, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It launches equity, fixed income, balanced, and multi-asset mutual funds through its subsidiaries. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets. Franklin Resources, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in San Mateo, California with an additional office in Hyderabad, India. Receive BEN News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for BEN and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Investment advice Sub-IndustryAsset Management & Custody Banks SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:BEN Previous Symbol CUSIP35461310 Webwww.franklinresources.com Phone650-312-2000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.07 Current Ratio3.71 Quick Ratio3.71 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.85 Forward P/E Ratio11.37 P/E Growth1.35 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$6.32 billion Price / Sales2.59 Cash Flow$3.5539 per share Price / Cash Flow8.99 Book Value$19.37 per share Price / Book1.65 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.19 Net Income$764.40 million Net Margins12.10% Return on Equity16.26% Return on Assets10.62% Miscellaneous Employees9,700 Outstanding Shares513,090,000Market Cap$16.54 billion OptionableOptionable Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) Frequently Asked Questions What is Franklin Resources' stock symbol? Franklin Resources trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BEN." How often does Franklin Resources pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Franklin Resources? Franklin Resources declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.23 per share on Friday, October 12th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 27th. View Franklin Resources' Dividend History. How will Franklin Resources' stock buyback program work? Franklin Resources declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, April 12th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase 80,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Franklin Resources' earnings last quarter? Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The closed-end fund reported $1.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.74 by $0.39. The closed-end fund earned $1.53 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.55 billion. Franklin Resources had a return on equity of 16.26% and a net margin of 12.10%. View Franklin Resources' Earnings History. When is Franklin Resources' next earnings date? Franklin Resources is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 29th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Franklin Resources. What price target have analysts set for BEN? 10 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Franklin Resources' shares. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $47.00. On average, they expect Franklin Resources' stock price to reach $32.70 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Franklin Resources. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Franklin Resources? 10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Franklin Resources in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings and 6 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Franklin Resources. Has Franklin Resources been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about BEN stock has trended very positive on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Franklin Resources earned a news impact score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the closed-end fund a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Franklin Resources' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Franklin Resources include Blackstone Group (BX), LEG & GEN GRP P/S (LGGNY), Ameriprise Financial (AMP), KKR & Co Inc (KKR), Invesco (IVZ), Oaktree Capital Group (OAK), Affiliated Managers Group (AMG), Apollo Global Management (APO), Morningstar (MORN), Lazard (LAZ), Eaton Vance (EV), Janus Henderson Group (JHG), Evercore (EVR), MAN GRP PLC/ADR (MNGPY) and AllianceBernstein (AB). Who are Franklin Resources' key executives? Franklin Resources' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Gregory Eugene Johnson CPA, Chairman & CEO (Age 57)Ms. Jennifer M. Johnson, Pres & COO (Age 54)Mr. Kenneth Allan Lewis, Exec. VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 57)Mr. Alok Sethi, Exec. VP of Technology & Operations (Age 57)Mr. Craig Steven Tyle, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 58) Who are Franklin Resources' major shareholders? Franklin Resources' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (6.37%), BlackRock Inc. (4.27%), Abrams Capital Management L.P. (1.89%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (1.70%), Kiltearn Partners LLP (1.53%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.42%). Company insiders that own Franklin Resources stock include Craig Steven Tyle, Gregory E Johnson, Jed A Plafker, Jennifer M Johnson, Kenneth A Lewis and Rupert H Johnson Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Franklin Resources. Which institutional investors are selling Franklin Resources stock? BEN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Pzena Investment Management LLC, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ, Morgan Stanley, Prudential Financial Inc. and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp. Company insiders that have sold Franklin Resources company stock in the last year include Craig Steven Tyle, Gregory E Johnson, Jed A Plafker and Rupert H Johnson Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Franklin Resources. Which institutional investors are buying Franklin Resources stock? BEN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Fiduciary Management Inc. WI, Abrams Capital Management L.P., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, St. James Investment Company LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Franklin Resources. How do I buy shares of Franklin Resources? Shares of BEN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Franklin Resources' stock price today? One share of BEN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $31.95. How big of a company is Franklin Resources? Franklin Resources has a market capitalization of $16.54 billion and generates $6.32 billion in revenue each year. The closed-end fund earns $764.40 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.19 on an earnings per share basis. Franklin Resources employs 9,700 workers across the globe. What is Franklin Resources' official website? The official website for Franklin Resources is http://www.franklinresources.com. How can I contact Franklin Resources? Franklin Resources' mailing address is ONE FRANKLIN PARKWAY, SAN MATEO CA, 94403. The closed-end fund can be reached via phone at 650-312-2000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Franklin Resources (NYSE BEN)Community Ranking: 1.4 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 379 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 987 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,366MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Franklin Resources and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BEN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BEN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is Cost of Capital?