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Franklin Resources Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.63 (-2.35 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $26.17
50-Day Range
MA: $26.71
52-Week Range
Now: $26.17
Volume4.38 million shs
Average Volume3.46 million shs
Market Capitalization$13.23 billion
P/E Ratio16.36
Dividend Yield4.18%
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.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Investment advice
Sub-IndustryAsset Management & Custody Banks
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.57 billion
Cash Flow$3.04 per share
Book Value$22.16 per share


Net Income$798.90 million


Market Cap$13.23 billion
Next Earnings Date4/29/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.19 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

130th out of 1,937 stocks

Investment Advice Industry

12th out of 65 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.8Community Rank: 1.4Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-0.63 (-2.35 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Franklin Resources a buy right now?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Franklin Resources in the last year. There are currently 5 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Franklin Resources stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in BEN, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Franklin Resources?

Wall Street analysts have given Franklin Resources a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Franklin Resources wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Franklin Resources?

Franklin Resources saw a decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 19,730,000 shares, a decline of 19.7% from the January 14th total of 24,570,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,740,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.3 days. Approximately 6.8% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is Franklin Resources' next earnings date?

Franklin Resources is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 29th 2021.
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How were Franklin Resources' earnings last quarter?

Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February, 1st. The closed-end fund reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.01. The closed-end fund had revenue of $2 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.96 billion. Franklin Resources had a net margin of 14.15% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.15%. The firm's revenue was up 43.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.67 earnings per share.
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How has Franklin Resources' stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Franklin Resources' stock was trading at $18.80 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, BEN stock has increased by 39.2% and is now trading at $26.17.
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How often does Franklin Resources pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Franklin Resources?

Franklin Resources announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 9th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.28 per share on Thursday, April 15th. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.28%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 30th.
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Is Franklin Resources a good dividend stock?

Franklin Resources pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.18%. BEN has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. Franklin Resources has been increasing its dividend for 40 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Franklin Resources is 42.91%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Franklin Resources will have a dividend payout ratio of 35.44% next year. This indicates that Franklin Resources will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for BEN?

12 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Franklin Resources' shares. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $26.00. On average, they expect Franklin Resources' share price to reach $22.56 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.8%.
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Who are Franklin Resources' key executives?

Franklin Resources' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Gregory Eugene Johnson CPA, CPA, Exec. Chairman (Age 60, Pay $3.78M)
  • Ms. Jennifer M. Johnson, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57, Pay $4.68M)
  • Mr. Matthew Nicholls, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 48, Pay $3.38M)
  • Mr. Craig Steven Tyle, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 61, Pay $1.57M)
  • Mr. Jed Andrew Plafker J.D., Exec. VP of Global Alliances & New Bus. Strategies (Age 49, Pay $2.14M)
  • Mr. Rupert Harris Johnson Jr., Vice Chairman (Age 81)
  • Ms. Gwen Louise Shaneyfelt, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 58)
  • Mr. Alok Sethi, Exec. VP of Technology & Operations (Age 60)
  • Mr. Brian Sevilla, Director of Investor Relations & Corp. Devel.
  • Ms. Lisa Gallegos, Sr. VP of Corp. Communications

What is Gregory E. Johnson's approval rating as Franklin Resources' CEO?

486 employees have rated Franklin Resources CEO Gregory E. Johnson on Glassdoor.com. Gregory E. Johnson has an approval rating of 84% among Franklin Resources' employees.

Who are some of Franklin Resources' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Franklin Resources own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Franklin Resources investors own include AbbVie (ABBV), AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), The Coca-Cola (KO), Pfizer (PFE), 3M (MMM), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Chevron (CVX) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

What is Franklin Resources' stock symbol?

Franklin Resources trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BEN."

Who are Franklin Resources' major shareholders?

Franklin Resources' stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.29%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.88%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.88%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.75%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.73%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.69%). Company insiders that own Franklin Resources stock include Alok Sethi, Craig Steven Tyle and Mariann H Byerwalter.
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Which major investors are selling Franklin Resources stock?

BEN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Prudential PLC, Northern Trust Corp, Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ , First Trust Advisors LP, Nordea Investment Management AB, and Azora Capital LP. Company insiders that have sold Franklin Resources company stock in the last year include Alok Sethi, and Mariann H Byerwalter.
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Which major investors are buying Franklin Resources stock?

BEN stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Schroder Investment Management Group, JPMorgan Chase & Co., CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, Artemis Investment Management LLP, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Cetera Investment Advisers, and Wells Fargo & Company MN.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Franklin Resources' stock price today?

One share of BEN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $26.17.

How much money does Franklin Resources make?

Franklin Resources has a market capitalization of $13.23 billion and generates $5.57 billion in revenue each year. The closed-end fund earns $798.90 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.61 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Franklin Resources have?

Franklin Resources employs 11,400 workers across the globe.

What is Franklin Resources' official website?

The official website for Franklin Resources is www.franklinresources.com.

Where are Franklin Resources' headquarters?

Franklin Resources is headquartered at ONE FRANKLIN PARKWAY, SAN MATEO CA, 94403.

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]

This page was last updated on 2/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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