NYSE:BEN - Franklin Resources Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $32.11 +0.01 (+0.03 %) (As of 07/17/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$32.10Today's Range$32.03 - $32.2752-Week Range$31.28 - $47.65Volume1.67 million shsAverage Volume3.47 million shsMarket Capitalization$17.46 billionP/E Ratio10.67Dividend Yield2.85%Beta1.56 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart 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 SymbolNYSE:BEN CUSIP35461310 Webwww.franklinresources.com Phone650-312-2000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.10 Current Ratio2.46 Quick Ratio2.46 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio10.67 Forward P/E Ratio10.13 P/E Growth1.48 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$6.39 billion Price / Sales2.71 Cash Flow$3.3103 per share Price / Cash9.70 Book Value$23.31 per share Price / Book1.38 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.01 Net Income$1.70 billion Net Margins10.76% Return on Equity14.66% Return on Assets9.97% Miscellaneous Employees9,400 Outstanding Shares540,210,000Market Cap$17,464.93 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.23 per share on Friday, July 13th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 28th. View Franklin Resources' Dividend History. How will Franklin Resources' stock buyback program work? Franklin Resources declared that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, April 12th 2018, which permits the company to buyback 80,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Franklin Resources' earnings last quarter? Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 26th. The closed-end fund reported $0.78 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.03. The closed-end fund earned $1.62 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.58 billion. Franklin Resources had a return on equity of 14.66% and a net margin of 10.76%. The firm's revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.74 earnings per share. View Franklin Resources' Earnings History. When is Franklin Resources' next earnings date? Franklin Resources is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, July, 27th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Franklin Resources. What price target have analysts set for BEN? 10 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Franklin Resources' shares. Their forecasts range from $32.00 to $48.00. On average, they anticipate Franklin Resources' share price to reach $38.90 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 21.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings 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 3 sell ratings and 7 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." 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. L.P. Unit (KKR), Invesco (IVZ), Affiliated Managers Group (AMG), Apollo Global Management LLC Class A (APO), Lazard (LAZ), Oaktree Capital Group (OAK), Eaton Vance (EV), Janus Henderson Group (JHG), Morningstar (MORN), Evercore (EVR), MAN Grp PLC/ADR (MNGPY) and Houlihan Lokey (HLI). 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) Has Franklin Resources been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about BEN stock have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Franklin Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the closed-end fund an impact score of 47.21 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are Franklin Resources' major shareholders? Franklin Resources' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.07%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.07%), Howard Capital Management Inc. (0.06%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.05%), Foundation Resource Management Inc. (0.04%) and DnB Asset Management AS (0.04%). 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 major investors are selling Franklin Resources stock? BEN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fenimore Asset Management Inc., Welch & Forbes LLC, Bright Rock Capital Management LLC, Winslow Asset Management Inc., Guidant Wealth Advisors, Alpha Windward LLC, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. and Retirement Systems of Alabama. Company insiders that have sold Franklin Resources company stock in the last year include Gregory E Johnson, Jed A Plafker and Rupert H Johnson Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Franklin Resources. Which major investors are buying Franklin Resources stock? BEN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Foundation Resource Management Inc., DnB Asset Management AS, Bank of Montreal Can, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB, Howard Capital Management Inc., Clinton Group Inc., Denali Advisors LLC and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $32.11. How big of a company is Franklin Resources? Franklin Resources has a market capitalization of $17.46 billion and generates $6.39 billion in revenue each year. The closed-end fund earns $1.70 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.01 on an earnings per share basis. Franklin Resources employs 9,400 workers across the globe. 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: 1.3 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 342 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 928 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,270MarketBeat'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. 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