Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN): Price and Financial Metrics

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN): $29.55

-0.25 (-0.84%)

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  • BEN scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 60.42% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for BEN is in Quality, which has been heading down over the past 31 weeks.
  • BEN's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 30.62% of US stocks).

BEN Stock Summary

  • BEN has a market capitalization of $14,726,222,431 -- more than approximately 85.15% of US stocks.
  • BEN's went public 35.6 years ago, making it older than 92.76% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 259.15%, Franklin Resources Inc's debt growth rate surpasses 96.03% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to BEN, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are BRO, LKQ, AOS, FBHS, and WSO.
  • Visit BEN's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

BEN Valuation Summary

  • BEN's price/sales ratio is 2.2; this is 33.33% lower than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • BEN's price/sales ratio has moved down 2.9 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, BEN's price/sales ratio has gone down 2.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for BEN.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
BEN 2020-07-10 1.8 1.1 10.6 4.3
BEN 2016-08-31 3.1 1.8 13.0 6.1
BEN 2009-10-23 6.1 3.5 31.3 19.3
BEN 2008-10-01 3.4 3.0 12.5 7.8
BEN 2008-05-19 3.8 3.5 13.7 8.8
BEN 2003-10-22 4.5 2.6 27.2 18.7

BEN Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of BEN, see our BEN price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $24.62 Average Broker Recommendation 2.14 (Hold)

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BEN Price/Volume Stats

Current price $29.55 52-week high $35.94
Prev. close $29.80 52-week low $17.97
Day low $29.43 Volume 7,147,794
Day high $30.01 Avg. volume 3,212,748
50-day MA $32.27 Dividend yield 3.76%
200-day MA $27.90 Market Cap 14.90B

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Company Bio

Franklin Resources, Inc. provides investment advisory services to mutual fund, retirement, institutional/separate accounts and high net worth investors. The company was founded in 1947 and is based in San Mateo, California.

BEN Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$29.55$11.67 -65%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Franklin Resources Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Franklin Resources Inc ranked in the 28th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 65.17%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for BEN, they are:

  • In the past 5.77 years, Franklin Resources Inc has a compound free cash flow growth rate of -0.1%; that's better than only 15.13% of cash flow producing equities in the Financial Services sector, where it is classified.
  • Franklin Resources Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than only 10.55% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • BEN's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than only 10.55% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

Want more companies with a valuation profile/forecast similar to that of Franklin Resources Inc? See ATAX, NICK, ARGO, GBLI, and HLNE.

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Latest BEN News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Franklin Resources Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate BEN as an investment opportunity.

Franklin Templeton Celebrates 15th Global Month of Service

Employees Engage in Virtual Events to Give Back to the Community

Yahoo | July 28, 2021

Franklin Resources (BEN) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?

Franklin Resources (BEN) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | July 27, 2021

AdvisorEngine Hires Raj Madan as Chief Information Officer

NEW YORK, July 27, 2021--AdvisorEngine hires industry veteran, Raj Madan, as Chief Information Officer.

Yahoo | July 27, 2021

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Yahoo | July 26, 2021

Franklin Templeton won't launch debt funds in India as legal spat goes on

Money manager Franklin Templeton told India's top court on Monday it would not launch any new debt funds during an ongoing legal spat with the market regulator over the sudden closure of six credit funds, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) last month barred Franklin - which manages more than $8 billion for over 2 million people in India - from launching any new debt schemes for two years after a probe into the closures found "serious lapses and violations" at the fund house. Though an appeals tribunal gave relief to Franklin by putting that directive on hold, SEBI objected to this during a Supreme Court challenge on Monday, prompting Franklin to agree to not launch any new plans while the case is pending, three people famili...

Yahoo | July 26, 2021

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BEN Price Returns

1-mo -7.63%
3-mo -0.65%
6-mo 14.44%
1-year 49.19%
3-year -2.66%
5-year 4.72%
YTD 20.39%
2020 1.46%
2019 -9.29%
2018 -23.34%
2017 11.58%
2016 9.75%

BEN Dividends

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