Franklin Resources Company Profile (NYSE:BEN)

About Franklin Resources

Franklin Resources logoFranklin Resources, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, operates as Franklin Templeton Investments. It is a global investment management company that provides investment management and related services to retail, institutional and high net-worth clients in jurisdictions around the world. The Company offers its investment products and services under the Franklin, Templeton, Franklin Mutual Series, Franklin Bissett, Fiduciary Trust, Darby, Balanced Equity Management, K2 and LibertyShares brand names. Its products include investment funds and institutional, high net-worth and separately managed accounts (collectively, sponsored investment products (SIPs)). It offers various types of SIPs, such as the United States funds, cross-border funds, local/regional funds, and other managed accounts, alternative investment products and trusts. Its investment funds include the United States-registered funds, non-United States-registered funds and unregistered funds.

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: $42.29
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $40.34
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $37.46
  • 52-Week Range: $565,321,000.00 - $30.56
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.33
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.93
  • P/E Growth: -2.93
  • Market Cap: $24.04B
  • Outstanding Shares: 565,321,000
  • Beta: 1.78
  • Net Margins: 26.77%
  • Return on Equity: 13.88%
  • Return on Assets: 10.71%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.14%
  • Current Ratio: 9.34%
  • Quick Ratio: 9.34%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.63)
Consensus Price Target: $35.36 (16.87% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/5/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingSell$32.00View Rating Details
1/31/2017Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeHold -> SellView Rating Details
1/25/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$40.00 -> $40.50View Rating Details
1/12/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
11/8/2016Barclays PLCSet Price TargetSell$30.00View Rating Details
11/9/2016Bank of America CorporationUpgradeUnderperform -> NeutralView Rating Details
10/11/2016Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHold$34.00 -> $36.00View Rating Details
7/29/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$34.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
2/4/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$43.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details
2/4/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)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
1/7/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price TargetNeutral$47.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details
1/7/2016Sanford C. BernsteinLower Price Target$41.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details
8/9/2015Standpoint ResearchReiterated RatingHold$48.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/27/2017Q117$0.68$0.77$1.56 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2016Q416$0.69$0.82$1.63 billion$1.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $2.68 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.67 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$0.69$0.69$0.69
Q2 20171$0.65$0.65$0.65
Q3 20171$0.65$0.65$0.65
Q4 20171$0.66$0.66$0.66
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:1.88%
Dividend Growth:34.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:26.94% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
29.85% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
29.96% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:35 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: 21.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 48.31%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/16/2016Kenneth A. LewisCFOSell1,866$39.25$73,240.50View SEC Filing  
12/8/2016Kenneth A. LewisCFOSell4,230$41.96$177,490.80View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016Rupert H Johnson JrVice ChairmanSell300,000$33.65$10,095,000.00View SEC Filing  
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)


Latest Headlines for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
News IconTechnical Levels in Review for Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN) - Midway Monitor (NYSE:BEN) - February 17 at 6:14 PM
News IconFranklin Resources, Inc. (BEN), Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Stock Eyes Ahead of Earnings - The USA Commerce (NYSE:BEN) - February 17 at 6:14 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend - GlobeNewswire (press release) (NYSE:BEN) - February 17 at 6:14 PM
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News IconWith An ROE Of 13.4%, Has Franklin Resources Inc’s (BEN) Management Done A Good Job? (NYSE:BEN) - February 5 at 8:53 PM logo[$$] Passive investing continues march into US bond market (NYSE:BEN) - February 5 at 3:52 PM logoStocks Buzz: Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD), Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN), Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) (NYSE:BEN) - February 3 at 4:04 PM logoLazard (LAZ) Q4 Earnings Impress on High Revenue; Costs Up (NYSE:BEN) - February 3 at 4:04 PM
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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 Wednesday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, April 13th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 29th.

Where is Franklin Resources' stock going? Where will Franklin Resources' stock price be in 2017?

8 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Franklin Resources' shares. Their predictions range from $30.00 to $40.50. On average, they expect Franklin Resources' share price to reach $35.36 in the next year.

When will Franklin Resources announce their earnings?

Franklin Resources is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April, 25th 2017.

Who owns Franklin Resources stock?

Franklin Resources' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (3.63%), Abrams Capital Management L.P. (1.41%), Kiltearn Partners LLP (1.04%), Vulcan Value Partners LLC (0.96%), FMR LLC (0.92%) and Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors LLC (0.35%). Company insiders that own Franklin Resources stock include Craig Steven Tyle, Jennifer M Johnson, John M Lusk, Kenneth A Lewis and Rupert H Johnson Jr.

Who sold Franklin Resources stock? Who is selling Franklin Resources stock?

Franklin Resources' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vulcan Value Partners LLC, FMR LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., Tudor Investment Corp Et Al, Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors LLC, Credit Agricole S A, Burney Co. and New York State Teachers Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Franklin Resources stock in the last year include Craig Steven Tyle, Jennifer M Johnson, Kenneth A Lewis and Rupert H Johnson Jr.

Who bought Franklin Resources stock? Who is buying Franklin Resources stock?

Franklin Resources' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Equity Investment Corp Acquisition Inc, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Asset Management One Co. Ltd., State Street Corp, Kiltearn Partners LLP, Clough Capital Partners L P and Polaris Capital Management LLC.

How do I buy Franklin Resources stock?

Shares of Franklin Resources can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Franklin Resources stock cost?

One share of Franklin Resources stock can currently be purchased for approximately $42.53.

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Last Updated on 2/19/2017 by Staff