NYSE:BEN - Franklin Resources Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $32.45 +0.78 (+2.46 %) (As of 02/18/2019 09:17 AM ET)Previous Close$31.67Today's Range$31.84 - $32.485052-Week Range$27.34 - $40.56Volume2.67 million shsAverage Volume3.11 million shsMarket Capitalization$16.53 billionP/E Ratio10.17Dividend Yield3.28%Beta1.14 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 Phone650-312-2000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.07 Current Ratio3.93 Quick Ratio3.93Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio10.17 Forward P/E Ratio13.93 P/E Growth1.94 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$6.32 billion Price / Sales2.62 Cash Flow$3.6791 per share Price / Cash Flow8.82 Book Value$19.78 per share Price / Book1.64Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.19 Net Income$764.40 million Net Margins26.55% Return on Equity15.01% Return on Assets9.97%Miscellaneous Employees9,700 Outstanding Shares509,510,000Market Cap$16.53 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 Wednesday, February 13th. Investors of record on Friday, March 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share on Friday, April 12th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.20%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 28th. View Franklin Resources' Dividend History. How will Franklin Resources' stock buyback program work? Franklin Resources announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase program 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 programs are often a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Franklin Resources' earnings last quarter? Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 30th. The closed-end fund reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.10. The closed-end fund earned $1.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.44 billion. Franklin Resources had a return on equity of 15.01% and a net margin of 26.55%. The company's revenue was down 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.88 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 Thursday, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Franklin Resources. What price target have analysts set for BEN? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Franklin Resources' shares. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $37.00. On average, they anticipate Franklin Resources' stock price to reach $29.4718 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Franklin Resources. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Franklin Resources? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Franklin Resources in the last year. There are currently 7 sell ratings and 5 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Sell." View Analyst Ratings for Franklin Resources. Has Franklin Resources been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about BEN stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Franklin Resources earned a media sentiment score of 1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the closed-end fund a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. 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), Apollo Global Management (APO), Affiliated Managers Group (AMG), Morningstar (MORN), Eaton Vance (EV), Lazard (LAZ), Janus Henderson Group (JHG), Evercore (EVR), Houlihan Lokey (HLI) 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 58)Ms. Jennifer M. Johnson, Pres & COO (Age 55)Mr. Kenneth Allan Lewis, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)Mr. Craig Steven Tyle, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 59)Mr. Jed Andrew Plafker J.D., Sr. VP (Age 48) Who are Franklin Resources' major shareholders? Franklin Resources' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (4.54%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (1.84%), Kiltearn Partners LLP (1.66%), Bank of America Corp DE (1.32%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.12%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.96%). 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 Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Prudential Financial Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Jolley Asset Management LLC and Standard Life Aberdeen plc. Company insiders that have sold Franklin Resources company stock in the last year include Craig Steven Tyle, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of America Corp DE, London Co. of Virginia, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., WINTON GROUP Ltd, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Pzena Investment Management LLC. 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 $32.45. How big of a company is Franklin Resources? Franklin Resources has a market capitalization of $16.53 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: 382 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,004 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,386MarketBeat'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 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) still relevant?