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: $23.91981 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 557,701,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $42.65
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $43.09
  • 52 Week Range: $33.02 - $47.65
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 13.96
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.79
  • P/E Growth: -25.32
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $6.39 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.74
  • Book Value: $22.22 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.93
  • Annual Dividend: $0.80
  • Dividend Yield: 1.9%
  • EBIDTA: $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: 1.89 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.73
  • 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. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, October 13th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.87%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. View Franklin Resources' Dividend History.

How were Franklin Resources' earnings last quarter?

Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July, 28th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.73. The business earned $1.61 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.62 billion. Franklin Resources had a net margin of 27.30% and a return on equity of 13.96%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.77 EPS. 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 Tuesday, October, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Franklin Resources.

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

10 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Franklin Resources' stock. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate Franklin Resources' stock price to reach $43.33 in the next year. 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 shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (4.89%), BlackRock Inc. (3.83%), State Street Corp (3.53%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (1.85%), Abrams Capital Management L.P. (1.42%) and Kiltearn Partners LLP (1.10%). 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 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 American Century Companies Inc., State Street Corp, Balyasny Asset Management LLC, FMR LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Northern Trust Corp, Eaton Vance Management and Marathon Asset Management LLP. Company insiders that have sold Franklin Resources stock in the last year include Gregory E Johnson, Jennifer M Johnson, Kenneth A Lewis and Rupert H Johnson Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Franklin Resources.

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

Franklin Resources' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nordea Investment Management AB, Ameriprise Financial Inc., Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Principal Financial Group Inc., Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Quantitative Investment Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. 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 $42.89.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Franklin Resources (NYSE BEN)
Community Ranking:  1.3 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  287 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  833 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,120
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: $43.33 (1.03% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/8/2017Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageUnderweight -> Underweight$40.00LowView Rating Details
9/3/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$44.00HighView 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 9/25/2015 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: $2.82
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$0.72$0.72$0.72
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
Next Dividend:10/13/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:1.87%
Dividend Growth:34.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:26.14% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
27.03% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
27.59% (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: 44.96%
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 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 logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.63 Billion - September 18 at 1:58 AM 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 logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.63 Billion - August 31 at 11:56 AM logoStock Exchange: Disciplined Entry And Exit Points - Franklin ... - Seeking Alpha - August 25 at 6:05 PM logoTempleton Dragon Fund, Inc. (“TDF”) Announces Distribution - August 25 at 6:05 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.20 - August 23 at 5:57 PM logoFiduciary Trust Taps Industry Veteran Gerard Joyce as National Head of Trust & Estates - August 23 at 4:36 PM logoDividend Yield of Franklin Resources - August 23 at 4:36 PM logoFranklin Resources (BEN) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA - August 21 at 4:27 PM logoFranklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Distribution - Nasdaq - August 16 at 3:31 AM logoETFs with exposure to Franklin Resources, Inc. : August 15, 2017 - August 15 at 5:22 PM logoAnalyzing Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) & Arlington Asset Investment Corp (AI) - August 14 at 8:06 PM logoIHS Markit Score Update: Drop in demand for ETFs holding Franklin Resources Inc is a negative sign for its shares - August 11 at 3:48 AM logoFranklin Resources Enters Oversold Territory - August 10 at 5:41 PM logoFranklin's (BEN) July AUM Rises on Higher Equity Assets - August 10 at 2:47 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Franklin Resources Inc. - August 10 at 2:47 AM logoOch-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (OZM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 10, 2017 - Nasdaq - August 9 at 4:41 PM logoU.S. Global Investors, Inc. (GROW) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for ... - Nasdaq - August 9 at 4:41 PM logoFranklin's (BEN) July AUM Rises on Higher Equity Assets - Nasdaq - August 9 at 4:40 PM logoFranklin's (BEN) July AUM Rises on Higher Equity Assets - August 9 at 4:40 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - August 8 at 8:40 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BEN-US : August 3, 2017 - August 3 at 5:55 PM logoCritical Contrast: State Street Corporation (STT) versus Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) - August 3 at 10:16 AM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. :BEN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : August 2, 2017 - August 2 at 5:13 PM logoFinancial Analysis: Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) & Franklin Resources (BEN) - August 2 at 8:26 AM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by UBS AG - July 31 at 7:56 PM logo[$$] Asset Managers: Spending Money to Make Money - July 30 at 4:02 PM



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