Franklin Resources Company Profile (NYSE:BEN)

About Franklin Resources

Franklin Resources logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (Franklin), is a holding company. Franklin together with its various subsidiaries (collectively, the Company), is referred to as Franklin Templeton Investments, is a global investment management organization offering investment management and related services under the Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series, Bissett, Fiduciary and Darby brand names. It provides services to investment funds in jurisdictions globally, which include the United States- and non- United States-registered open-end and closed-end funds, unregistered funds, and institutional, high net-worth and separately-managed accounts. The Company's investment management and related services include fund administration, shareholder services, transfer agency, underwriting, distribution, custodial, trustee and other fiduciary services. Its sponsored investment products include a range of equity, hybrid, fixed-income and cash management funds and accounts, including alternative investment products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Asset Management
  • Sub-Industry: Asset Management & Custody Banks
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: BEN
  • CUSIP: 35461310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $34.58
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $35.36
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $35.73
  • 52-Week Range: $30.56 - $42.23
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.76
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.77
  • P/E Growth: -2.74
  • Market Cap: $19.86B
  • Outstanding Shares: 576,121,000
  • Beta: 1.66
  • Net Margins: 23.44%
  • Return on Equity: 12.98%
  • Return on Assets: 10.02%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.17%
  • Current Ratio: 10.35%
  • Quick Ratio: 10.36%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Sell Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.71)
Consensus Price Target: $37.15 (7.75% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/11/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingSell$31.00View Rating Details
10/11/2016Jefferies GroupBoost Price TargetHold$34.00 -> $36.00View Rating Details
10/5/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$34.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
9/20/2016Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetNeutral$40.00 -> $39.00View Rating Details
7/29/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$34.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
4/9/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
3/15/2016Bank of America Corp.DowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details
2/4/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.Reiterated RatingHold$43.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details
2/4/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Lower Price TargetSell$34.00 -> $32.00View Rating Details
2/4/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetSector Perform$43.00 -> $38.00View Rating Details
1/12/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$1.00 -> $41.00View Rating Details
1/7/2016SusquehannaLower Price TargetNeutral$47.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details
1/7/2016Sanford C. BernsteinLower Price Target$41.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details
1/4/2016Credit Suisse Group AGDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$41.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
8/9/2015Standpoint ResearchReiterated RatingHold$48.00View Rating Details
1/7/2015Sandler O'NeillDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
11/27/2014S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingStrong-BuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/28/2016Q316$0.67$0.77$1.63 billion$1.63 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q216$0.64$0.61$1.66 billion$1.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2016Q116$0.75$0.74$1.77 billion$1.76 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q415$0.78$0.59$1.93 billion$1.87 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q315$0.88$0.82$2.05 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q215$0.86$0.98$2.05 billion$2.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2015Q115$0.93$0.91$2.06 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2014Q414$0.93$1.02$2.17 billion$2.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q314$0.95$0.92$2.17 billion$2.13 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2014Q214$0.89$0.89$2.11 billion$2.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q114$0.93$0.96$2.10 billion$2.11 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q413$0.86$0.80$2.08 billion$1.99 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2013Q3 2013$0.85$0.86$2.06 million$2.08 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q2 2013$2.49$2.69$1.99 billion$2.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/1/2013Q1 2013$2.37$2.42$1.90 billion$1.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$2.28$2.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2012$2.08$2.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$2.23$2.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2012$2.09$2.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$2.07$1.88ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2011$2.16$2.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$2.01$2.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$1.91$2.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.82 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.7 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.61$0.78$0.70
Q2 20162$0.68$0.80$0.74
Q3 20162$0.69$0.85$0.77
Q4 20161$0.67$0.67$0.67
Q1 20171$0.70$0.70$0.70
Q2 20171$0.69$0.69$0.69
Q3 20171$0.71$0.71$0.71
Q4 20171$0.72$0.72$0.72
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Annual Dividend:$0.72
Dividend Yield:2.09%
Dividend Growth:17.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:26.57% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
25.53% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
26.67% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:34 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 20.41%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 48.32%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/25/2016Jennifer M JohnsonInsiderSell15,892$35.99$571,953.08View SEC Filing  
8/24/2016Craig Steven TyleEVPSell5,000$36.18$180,900.00View SEC Filing  
12/22/2015Jennifer M JohnsonInsiderBuy210$35.75$7,507.50View SEC Filing  
8/26/2015Jennifer M. JohnsonCOOSell13,000$39.49$513,370.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015John M LuskEVPSell15,000$51.63$774,450.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2015Kenneth A LewisCFOSell3,000$53.05$159,150.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2014Gregory E JohnsonCEOSell25,000$56.96$1,424,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014Gregory E JohnsonCEOSell50,000$56.77$2,838,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2014John M LuskEVPSell14,704$55.74$819,600.96View SEC Filing  
6/20/2014William Young YunEVPSell25,000$57.84$1,446,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/20/2013Kenneth LewisCFOSell9,300$56.68$527,124.00View SEC Filing  
12/6/2013Charles Johnsonmajor shareholderSell300,000$54.65$16,395,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Gregory JohnsonCEOSell29,950$54.63$1,636,168.50View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Gregory E JohnsonCEOSell120,000$54.39$6,526,800.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Jennifer M JohnsonCOOSell18,517$54.50$1,009,176.50View SEC Filing  
9/19/2013William Young YunEVPSell6,000$53.08$318,480.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Gregory JohnsonCEOSell50,000$50.56$2,528,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Rupert H Johnson JrMajor ShareholderSell450,000$167.10$75,195,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2012Gregory E JohnsonCEOSell60,000$127.40$7,644,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2012John M LuskEVPSell14,142$118.29$1,672,857.18View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) Chart for Saturday, October, 22, 2016

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