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 - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Asset Management & Custody Banks
  • Symbol: NYSE:BEN
  • CUSIP: 35461310
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $26.19103 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 561,316,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $44.84
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $42.56
  • 52 Week Range: $33.02 - $47.58
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.23
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.14
  • P/E Growth: -27.93
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $6.41 billion
  • Price / Sales: 4.14
  • Book Value: $21.69 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.18
  • Annual Dividend: $0.80
  • Dividend Yield: 1.7%
  • EBIDTA: $2.35 billion
  • Net Margins: 27.77%
  • Return on Equity: 14.34%
  • Return on Assets: 10.86%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.13%
  • Current Ratio: 10.39%
  • Quick Ratio: 10.39%
  • Average Volume: 2.11 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, June 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, July 14th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. View Franklin Resources' Dividend History.

How were Franklin Resources' earnings last quarter?

Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April, 28th. The company reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.07. The firm earned $1.60 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.57 billion. Franklin Resources had a return on equity of 14.34% and a net margin of 27.77%. The business's revenue was down .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.61 earnings per share. View Franklin Resources' Earnings History.

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

10 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Franklin Resources' stock. Their predictions range from $30.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect Franklin Resources' stock price to reach $42.56 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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include APG Asset Management N.V. (0.44%), Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.20%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.17%), PGGM Investments (0.14%), CWM LLC (0.12%) and Marathon Asset Management LLP (0.11%). 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 Marathon Asset Management LLP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Strs Ohio, BTIM Corp., US Bancorp DE, Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX, BB&T Corp and Bartlett & Co. LLC. Company insiders that have sold Franklin Resources stock in the last year include Craig Steven Tyle, 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 APG Asset Management N.V., CWM LLC, Contravisory Investment Management Inc., Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., National Pension Service, James Investment Research Inc., Denali Advisors LLC and ING Groep NV. 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 $47.28.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Franklin Resources (NYSE BEN)
Community Ranking:  1.3 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  262 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  782 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,044
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: $42.56 (9.99% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
7/6/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$47.00LowView 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
11/8/2016Barclays PLCSet Price TargetSell$30.00N/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
8/9/2015Standpoint ResearchReiterated RatingHold$48.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/26/2015 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
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)
Most Recent Dividend:7/14/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:1.69%
Dividend Growth:34.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:25.81% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
27.03% (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: 45.48%
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 logoTom Fisher Joins Franklin Templeton as Head of US Institutional - GlobeNewswire (press release) - July 25 at 4:22 PM logoTom Fisher Joins Franklin Templeton as Head of US Institutional - July 25 at 4:22 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) Downgraded by Wells Fargo & Company to Market Perform - July 24 at 11:04 AM logoFranklin Resources (BEN) & Gamco Investors (GBL) Head to Head Contrast - July 23 at 10:34 PM logo$1.63 Billion in Sales Expected for Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) This Quarter - July 23 at 9:18 AM logo[$$] Movers & shakers: July 24 - July 23 at 2:30 AM logo Analysts Anticipate Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) Will Post Earnings of $0.73 Per Share - July 21 at 4:36 PM logo Analysts Anticipate Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) Will Post Earnings of $0.73 Per Share - July 21 at 4:36 PM logo[$$] iHeart's Battle With Bondholders Reaches Pivotal Point - July 19 at 10:42 PM logoFiduciary Trust Names Paulina Mejia as Regional Managing Director, Head of its New York Office, and Trust Counsel - July 19 at 5:40 PM logoFranklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Distribution - GlobeNewswire (press release) - July 17 at 4:49 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) Earns "Hold" Rating from Jefferies Group LLC - July 15 at 3:34 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - July 14 at 8:23 PM logoFY2018 EPS Estimates for Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) Decreased by Jefferies Group - July 13 at 3:34 PM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) Lifted by Analyst - July 12 at 8:50 AM logoFranklin Resources' (NYSE:BEN) "Underweight" Rating Reaffirmed at Morgan Stanley - July 10 at 9:57 AM logoWhy the Earnings Streak Will Continue for Franklin Resources (BEN) - Nasdaq - July 7 at 3:54 AM logoFranklin Resources' (BEN) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - July 6 at 9:36 PM logoWhy the Earnings Streak Will Continue for Franklin Resources (BEN) - July 6 at 5:51 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. to Announce Third Quarter Results on July 28, 2017 - GlobeNewswire (press release) - July 6 at 3:14 AM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. to Announce Third Quarter Results on July 28, 2017 - July 5 at 5:58 PM logoCritical Review: BlackRock (BLK) vs. Franklin Resources (BEN) - July 5 at 8:54 AM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - July 2 at 12:02 PM logo4 Reasons that Make OM Asset Management a Solid Pick Now - June 30 at 9:35 PM logoBlackRock's Outlook Upgraded By Moody's, Ratings Affirmed - June 30 at 9:35 PM logo4 Reasons to Invest in Lakeland Financial (LKFN) Stock Now - Nasdaq - June 30 at 4:33 PM logoBlackRock's Outlook Upgraded by Moody's, Ratings Affirmed - Nasdaq - June 30 at 4:33 PM logo$1.61 Billion in Sales Expected for Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) This Quarter - June 29 at 11:28 AM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.68 Per Share - June 27 at 12:15 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) CFO Sells $762,945.91 in Stock - June 22 at 7:26 PM logoMobius Sees 'Good' Valuations in Emerging Markets - June 21 at 4:51 PM logoMark Mobius on China and Emerging-Market Valuations - June 21 at 4:51 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub - June 20 at 10:30 PM logoFranklin Templeton's David Zahn Is Avoiding French Bonds - June 20 at 4:33 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - June 19 at 9:16 PM logoFranklin's (BEN) Cost Control Efforts on Track: Time to Buy? - June 19 at 11:22 AM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Rating Increased to Hold at BidaskClub - June 18 at 1:16 PM logoLegg Mason CEO's Salary Declines for the 3rd Successive Year - June 16 at 3:42 AM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.20 (BEN) - June 14 at 7:20 PM logoMobius Says He's Watching China's Consumer Economy - June 14 at 10:40 AM logoMobius Says Soft Brexit Won't Change EU Rules Much - June 14 at 10:40 AM logoFranklin's Ratings Affirmed by Moody's, Outlook Negative - June 13 at 1:05 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. -- Moody's revises Franklin Resources' outlook to negative; A1 rating affirmed - June 12 at 4:55 PM logoFranklin's (BEN) May AUM Rises on Higher Equity Assets - June 10 at 8:54 PM logoFranklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Price Target Raised to $43.00 at Citigroup Inc - June 9 at 10:20 AM featured highlights: Total System Services, Performance Food Group, Wellcare Health Plans, Lennar and Franklin Resources - June 7 at 4:08 PM logoFranklin Templeton Investments Canada Awarded Fund Provider of the Year - June 5 at 8:41 PM logoThe Best Ways to Profit From ETF Surge - June 5 at 3:40 PM logoFranklin LibertyShares™ Strategic Beta ETFs to Commence Trading on TSX - June 5 at 12:49 PM logoAmericans Focused on Short-Term Risks When It Comes to Retirement Planning, Franklin Templeton Investments Survey Finds - June 5 at 12:49 PM



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