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Franklin Resources [NYSE:BEN] share price, stock quote Analysis

What has the stock performance of Franklin Resources been like?
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Franklin Resources's (NYSE:BEN) share price is 13.2% lower in the past 12 months and has underperformed the overall US TECH market which is 3.9% higher in the same timeframe. This means a -17.1% lower return over the period which puts the share price as an underperformer vs other US TECH companies.


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Analyst RatingS

What are analyst ratings for Franklin Resources?
Analyst Ratings
Analyst Ratings Change
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From 13 analysts that cover Franklin Resources's stock, the average rating is 2.8. This is a weighted average of 1 strong buys, 8 holds, 4 sells. This is 0.5 higher than a month ago which gives this factor a tea-score of 5/5.


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Insider Trades

What has Franklin Resources's insider trading been over the past year?
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Franklin Resources insider's have net been buying stock over the past 12 months, in the previous month insiders have been net buying. In fact the buy to sell ratio in the past month has been 50.0% which is 49.0% higher than the last 12 months buy to sell ratio. This put's Franklin Resources's Insiders in the top quintile vs their peers giving this factor a tea-score of 3/5.


What is the ownership of Franklin Resources stock?
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For Franklin Resources, currently 51.2% of stock (1 billion shares) is owned by Institutions, 3.8% (802 million shares) is owned by Individuals, and 45.0% (2 million shares) is owned by company insiders. The CEO has a holding of 0.02% which is equivalent to 40 thousand shares with a market value of $129 million. This factor has a tea-score of 5/5.

Short Interest

What is the short interest for Franklin Resources stock?
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As of 31 July 2019, the short interest for Franklin Resources has been 11.07% of the shares outstanding which is 598 billion shares. This is more than 1 month ago which had 9.26% of the shares outstanding which is 500 billion short interest in shares. This equals a tea-score of 1/5.


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Revenue & Earnings

What has Franklin Resources's revenue history been by year?
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Franklin Resources's revenue in the last 12 months ending 30 June 2019 is $5Bn. Franklin Resources's average revenue growth for the last 4 years has been 5.1% which is currently lower than their comps of 6.2%.

Free Cash Flow Yield Growth

What is Franklin Resources's free cash flow yield?
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Franklin Resources's free cash flow yield is 13.1% and has shrunk from 4 years ago. The free cash flow yield for Franklin Resources 1 year ago was 4.6% and 3 years ago it was 11.8%.

Dividend History & yield

What has Franklin Resources's dividend payments been historically?
Dividend ($)
Dividend Yield (%)
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Franklin Resources pays dividends every 3 months and has done so since 02 April 2013. Dividends have been steadily increasing over the past 4 years from $0.15 (dividend yield of 0.32%) to $0.26 today (yield of 0.75%).


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PE Ratio

What is Franklin Resources's PE ratio?
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Franklin Resources's PE ratio is 10.1x. This is calculated from their EPS of $2.02 and price per share of $27.37. Franklin Resources's PE ratio values the company cheaper than 40% of it's competitors giving this factor a tea-score of 2/5.

PEG Ratio

What is Franklin Resources's PEG ratio?
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Franklin Resources's PEG ratio is nanx. This is calculated from their PE ratio of 10.1x and their last 12 months growth rate of -0.388%. This is less attractive than their competitors so the tea-score for this factor is nan/5.

Share Price / Book (PB Ratio)

What is Franklin Resources's PB ratio?
PB ratio

The PB ratio for Franklin Resources is 1.4x. This is more expensive than their competitors who have an average PB ratio of 1.0x. The tea-score is 4/5.

Free Cash Flow Yield

What is Franklin Resources's free cash flow yield?
free cash flow yield

Franklin Resources's free cash flow yield is 13.1% which is ranked 1.0/5 when compared to its competitors. This is calculated from a free cash flow of $1Bn (as reported for the 12 months ending 30 June 2019) divided by its current market capitalisation of $13Bn. The average free cash flow yield across Franklin Resources's comps is 8.1%.

Return On Investment (ROI)

What is Franklin Resources's return on investment (ROI)?
return on investment

Franklin Resources's return on investment is 11.6%. This is less profitable than its competitors.


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Assets vs Liabilities

What is Franklin Resources's current ratio (assets vs liabilities)?
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Franklin Resources's current ratio is calculated by (current assets) / (current liabilities) which equals 4.5x. This less attractive than their competitors and also worse than recommended for a healthy company.

Debt vs Equity

What is Franklin Resources's debt vs shareholder equity?
debt vs equity

Franklin Resources's debt to shareholder equity is 6.1%. This is worse than their competitors and also worse than advised for a well-managed balance sheet.

Dividend Payout Ratio

What is Franklin Resources's dividend payout ratio?
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Franklin Resources's dividend payout ratio calculated against their free cash flow is low at 28.9%. This is in quintile 4 when measured against their comps.


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What is the overall ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) rating for Franklin Resources?

Franklin Resources's has a good overall ESG rating of 64/100. Their competitors have a score between 41 and 85 with the average at 59.

ESG Environmental

What the latest (ESG) environmental responsibility score for Franklin Resources vs their competitors?
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We can see here what the environmental consciousness of Franklin Resources is relative to other similar companies.

ESG Social

What the present (ESG) social responsibility score for Franklin Resources vs their peers?
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We can get a sense of what the social responsbility of Franklin Resources is when compared to other rival companies.

ESG Corporate Governance

What the current (ESG) corporate governance score for Franklin Resources vs their challengers?
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With this number we can understand what the corporate governance of Franklin Resources is when compared to it's peers.



What is the company description of Franklin Resources?
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.


Industry Peers & Competitors

Who are Franklin Resources's peers and competitors?
Here is a list of Franklin Resources's peers in the Financial Services sector:

Franklin Resources [NYSE:BEN] Additional Q&A

Questions & Answers

What is the 52 week high for Franklin Resources stock quote?

Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) hit a new 52-week high on 24 April 2019 at a price of $35.67 with 2,479,500 shares traded that day. This is 30.3% higher than than its current price of $27.37 and 32.2% higher than the 52-week low of $26.98 on 14 August 2019. Average daily volume traded has been 2 million shares over the past 3 months.

What is the highest price Franklin Resources stock has ever been?

The all-time highs for Franklin Resources stock were reached on 24 April 2019, 117 days ago at a price of $35.67. This equates to a market capitalisation of $19Bn. The highest price reached is 30.3% higher than the current price of $27.37 with a current market cap of $13Bn.

What is the beta of Franklin Resources stock?

Franklin Resources stock moves 0.9x the US TECH market average which makes its beta higher than the overall market.

What is the volatility of Franklin Resources (BEN) stock?

Franklin Resources's stock has an annual volatility of 25.9% which is more volatile than the average US TECH market volatility of 16.3% which has made it a less safe stock to own in the past vs just owning the index for investors aiming for lower portfolio volatility.

What have Franklin Resources's share buybacks been over the past year?

Franklin Resources is currently running a share-buyback program and in the past year alone the company has repurchased 104 million of shares outstanding at a total expense of $23Trn. In the same time frame the share price has moved 13.2% lower which is an underperformance of -17.1% vs the overall market. Franklin Resources still has $420Trn of cash remaining on their balance sheet.

Who owns the most Franklin Resources stock?

Barry White is the largest individual shareholder in Franklin Resources with 1 billion shares. He is an independent director of Franklin Resources. The largest institutional holder is T-Rowe and they own 18.5% of the issue size with 100 million shares. T-Rowe have been net buying shares over the last 12 months as they own 1 million more shares than a year ago.

When did Franklin Resources beat earnings expectations in the last 4 years?

In the past 4 quarters Franklin Resources has had 3 earnings beat's and 1 earnings miss's. The average earnings beat has been 12.1% and the average earnings miss has been 8.2%.

When is Franklin Resources's next earnings date and what are the expectations?

Franklin Resources is set to report earnings on 30 July 2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending June 2019. Based on 14 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $2.12. Recent analyst revisions have been positive implying a potential EPS of $2.24.

What is Franklin Resources's upcoming earnings report expectations?

The earnings expectations for Franklin Resources's upcoming report on 30 July 2019 are from 14 analysts with an average EPS of $2.12. The lowest analyst rating is $2.01, the highest is $2.84. The most recent earnings revisions have been positive with a most recent estimate of $2.24.

What is Franklin Resources's earnings per share (EPS)?

Franklin Resources's latest earnings per share (EPS) was reported as $2.02 on 30 April 2019 for fiscal quarter ending March 2019. This is 11.0% higher than 12 months ago when they reported EPS of $1.82

What is Franklin Resources's dividend growth rate?

Franklin Resources's dividends have grown at 13.04% in the past year and an average growth of 18.33% over the past 4 years. This is higher then it's competitors 4-year average dividend growth of 4.1

What is Franklin Resources's dividend yield?

Franklin Resources's current dividend yield is 0.75%. This is calculated by taking the dividend's per share of $0.26 (the last payment which was on 27 June 2019) and dividing by the current share price of $27.37.

What is Franklin Resources's previous and next dividend date?

Franklin Resources's most recent dividend date was 27 June 2019 when the company paid $0.26 and the next dividend date is 26 September 2019 with an expected payment of $0.26.

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