Franklin Resources Company Profile (NYSE:BEN)

About Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)

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: Investment Management & Fund Operators
  • Sub-Industry: Asset Management & Custody Banks
  • Symbol: NYSE:BEN
  • CUSIP: 35461310
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $24.75636 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 557,701,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $43.47
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $43.41
  • 52 Week Range: $33.02 - $47.65
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.58
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.29
  • P/E Growth: -52.14
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $6.39 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.91
  • Book Value: $22.22 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.02
  • Annual Dividend: $0.80
  • Dividend Yield: 1.8%
  • EBITDA: $2.31 billion
  • Net Margins: 27.30%
  • Return on Equity: 13.96%
  • Return on Assets: 10.41%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.11%
  • Current Ratio: 9.20%
  • Quick Ratio: 9.20%
  • Average Volume: 2.03 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.72
  • Short Ratio: 4.83

Frequently Asked Questions for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)

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 Wednesday, August 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, October 13th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. View Franklin Resources' Dividend History.

How were Franklin Resources' earnings last quarter?

Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July, 28th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.73. The business earned $1.61 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.62 billion. Franklin Resources had a return on equity of 13.96% and a net margin of 27.30%. Franklin Resources's revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.77 earnings per share. View Franklin Resources' Earnings History.

When will Franklin Resources make its next earnings announcement?

Franklin Resources is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Franklin Resources.

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

10 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Franklin Resources' shares. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate Franklin Resources' stock price to reach $43.67 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Franklin Resources.

Who are some of Franklin Resources' key competitors?

Who are Franklin Resources' key executives?

Franklin Resources' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Gregory E. Johnson, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Jennifer M. Johnson, President, Chief Operating Officer
  • Rupert H. Johnson Jr., Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Kenneth A. Lewis, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Craig Steven Tyle, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • Charles E. Johnson CPA, Director
  • Peter K. Barker, Independent Director
  • Mariann H. Byerwalter, Independent Director
  • Mark C. Pigott, Independent Director
  • Chutta Ratnathicam, Independent Director

Who owns Franklin Resources stock?

Franklin Resources' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Beacon Financial Group (0.00%). Company insiders that own Franklin Resources stock include Craig Steven Tyle, Gregory E Johnson, Jennifer M Johnson, Kenneth A Lewis and Rupert H Johnson Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Franklin Resources.

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

Franklin Resources' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Beacon Financial Group. View Insider Buying and Selling for Franklin Resources.

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.

What is Franklin Resources' stock price today?

One share of Franklin Resources stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.80.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Franklin Resources (NYSE BEN)
Community Ranking:  1.3 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  292 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  838 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,130
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Franklin Resources and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.80)
Consensus Price Target: $43.67 (2.53% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Price Target History for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Analysts' Ratings History for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/12/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$47.00N/AView Rating Details
9/8/2017Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageUnderweight -> Underweight$40.00LowView Rating Details
7/24/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$50.00LowView Rating Details
7/14/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$44.00LowView Rating Details
7/10/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingUnderweight$39.00 -> $40.00LowView Rating Details
7/4/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$41.00 -> $42.00LowView Rating Details
6/9/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutral -> Neutral$42.00 -> $43.00LowView Rating Details
4/7/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingSell$37.00LowView Rating Details
3/16/2017Bank of America CorporationUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$50.00MediumView Rating Details
1/12/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
2/4/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$43.00 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
2/4/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetSell$34.00 -> $32.00N/AView Rating Details
2/4/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetSector Perform$43.00 -> $38.00N/AView Rating Details
1/7/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price TargetNeutral$47.00 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
1/7/2016Sanford C. BernsteinLower Price Target$41.00 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Earnings by Quarter for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Earnings History by Quarter for Franklin Resources (NYSE BEN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/24/2017$0.71N/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2017Q3 17$0.73$0.73$1.62 billion$1.61 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2017Q2 17$0.67$0.74$1.57 billion$1.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2017Q117$0.68$0.77$1.58 billion$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$0.85$0.98$2.05 billion$2.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2015Q115$0.93$0.91$2.12 billion$2.06 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2014Q414$0.92$1.02$2.17 billion$2.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q314$0.96$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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.83
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.69$0.69$0.69
Q2 20171$0.68$0.68$0.68
Q3 20171$0.73$0.73$0.73
Q4 20171$0.73$0.73$0.73
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Most Recent Dividend:10/13/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:1.79%
Dividend Growth:34.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:26.14% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
26.94% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
27.30% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:35 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 21.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 44.95%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/22/2017Kenneth A LewisCFOSell17,141$44.51$762,945.91View SEC Filing  
3/16/2017Jennifer M JohnsonInsiderSell16,835$43.90$739,056.50View SEC Filing  
2/27/2017Gregory E JohnsonChairmanSell25,000$43.18$1,079,500.00View SEC Filing  
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)


Headline Trends for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Latest Headlines for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
DateHeadline logoHead to Head Comparison: Franklin Resources (BEN) & UBS AG (UBS) - October 18 at 8:18 PM logoBEN Crosses Above Average Analyst Target - Nasdaq - October 17 at 5:19 PM logoFinancial Review: Franklin Resources (BEN) and Its Competitors - October 17 at 2:08 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday - October 17 at 5:40 AM logoFranklin Resources (BEN) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Survey - October 16 at 10:30 AM logoPerennial Wall Street Runner-Up Greg Fleming Is Now Rockefellers' Money Man - October 14 at 4:16 PM logoDividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 10: Franklin Resources - Seeking Alpha - October 14 at 3:17 AM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. : BEN-US: Dividend Analysis : September 29th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 12, 2017 - October 12 at 5:19 PM logoWhy JPMorgan's Earnings Are Good News…for T. Rowe, Invesco - October 12 at 5:19 PM logoJefferies Group Comments on Franklin Resources, Inc.'s FY2018 Earnings (BEN) - October 12 at 1:54 PM logoFranklin Resources' (BEN) Hold Rating Reiterated at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - October 12 at 7:24 AM logoiHeartMedia’s legal win against creditors upheld by Texas court - October 11 at 5:59 PM logoJefferies Group Weighs in on Franklin Resources, Inc.'s FY2017 Earnings (BEN) - October 11 at 8:16 AM logoFranklin's (BEN) September AUM Up on Higher Equity Assets - Nasdaq - October 10 at 10:46 PM logoFranklin Resources (BEN) Reports Sept. AUM of $753.2B - October 10 at 5:46 PM logoFranklin's (BEN) September AUM Up on Higher Equity Assets - October 10 at 5:46 PM logoFranklin's (BEN) September AUM Up on Higher Equity Assets - October 10 at 5:45 PM logoFranklin Resources (BEN) vs. Fortress Investment Group (FIG) Head-To-Head Survey - October 8 at 9:00 AM logo$1.63 Billion in Sales Expected for Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) This Quarter - October 7 at 8:04 AM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results on ... - October 6 at 8:18 AM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results on October 26, 2017 - GlobeNewswire (press release) - October 6 at 12:45 AM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results on October 26, 2017 - October 5 at 7:41 PM logoFranklin Resources (BEN) versus Its Competitors Head-To-Head Review - October 3 at 12:28 AM logoHow Safe Is Franklin Resources' Dividend? - October 2 at 12:12 PM logoMOVES-Franklin Templeton names senior solutions portfolio manager, EMEA - October 2 at 12:12 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - September 27 at 9:04 PM logoFinancial Comparison: Franklin Resources (BEN) & Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) - September 23 at 12:26 AM logoAmeriprise Financial Services (AMP) versus Franklin Resources (BEN) Critical Contrast - September 21 at 2:28 PM logo Brokerages Expect Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) to Announce $0.71 EPS - September 16 at 6:26 PM logoSee How Legg Mason Ranks Among Analysts' Top Picks With Strong Buyback Activity - September 14 at 5:09 PM logoETF price war spreads to smart-beta - Seeking Alpha - September 13 at 10:42 PM logoFranklin's (BEN) August AUM Down on Lower Equity Assets - September 13 at 5:39 PM logoFranklin Templeton Investments Canada Announces Cash Distributions for Certain Franklin LibertyShares™ ETFs - September 13 at 5:38 PM logoFranklin Limited Duration Income Trust Announces Sources of Monthly Dividend Distribution - September 13 at 5:38 PM logoA Play On The Bubble In Passive Investment Flows - Seeking Alpha - September 13 at 2:48 AM logoFranklin's (BEN) August AUM Down on Lower Equity Assets - Nasdaq - September 12 at 4:43 PM logoFranklin's (BEN) August AUM Down on Lower Equity Assets - September 12 at 4:43 PM logoFranklin Resources: A Good Day to Be a Financial Stock - September 12 at 4:43 PM logoContrasting Noah Holdings (NOAH) & Franklin Resources (BEN) - September 9 at 10:50 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Now Covered by Barclays PLC - September 9 at 12:35 PM logoRSI Alert: Franklin Resources Now Oversold - September 7 at 4:33 PM logoWhat Does Franklin Resources Inc’s (BEN) Share Price Indicate? - September 6 at 4:16 AM logoFranklin Templeton Debuts Two New Municipal Bond ETFs NYSE ... - GlobeNewswire (press release) - September 5 at 11:07 PM logoFranklin Resources Reaches Analyst Target Price - - Nasdaq - September 4 at 9:59 PM logoFranklin Resources' (BEN) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - September 3 at 6:36 AM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - September 2 at 6:52 PM logoTempleton Global Income Fund (“GIM”) Announces Distribution - GlobeNewswire (press release) - September 1 at 8:41 PM logoTempleton Global Income Fund (“GIM”) Announces Distribution - September 1 at 3:37 PM logoWhy Is Franklin Resources (BEN) Down 5.1% Since the Last Earnings Report? - Nasdaq - August 31 at 9:26 PM logoWhy Is Franklin Resources (BEN) Down 5.1% Since the Last Earnings Report? - August 31 at 4:21 PM



Franklin Resources (BEN) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

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