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

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN)

Today's Latest Price: $26.47 USD

0.01 (0.04%)

Updated Jan 22 7:00pm

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Ranked of 68 in Asset Management

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BEN Stock Summary

  • Franklin Resources Inc's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.87% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of Franklin Resources Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 85.81% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 564.91%, Franklin Resources Inc's debt growth rate surpasses 96.72% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to BEN, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are J, CINF, BRO, MHK, and AAP.
  • Visit BEN's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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BEN Price/Volume Stats

Current price $26.47 52-week high $27.60
Prev. close $26.46 52-week low $14.91
Day low $26.18 Volume 2,758,900
Day high $26.65 Avg. volume 3,074,657
50-day MA $23.90 Dividend yield 4.23%
200-day MA $21.23 Market Cap 13.39B

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:
$26.47$6.27 -76%

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 21th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Franklin Resources Inc, consider:

  • The company's compound free cash flow growth rate over the past 5.58 years comes in at -0.17%; that's greater than only 9.6% of US stocks we're applying DCF forecasting to.
  • Franklin Resources Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than merely 8.54% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • The company's cost of debt, derived from its interest coverage, tax rate, and market capitalization, is greater than just 0% of stocks in its sector (Financial Services).

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

For other companies in the Financial Services that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as BEN, try BAM, TRUP, V, ARGO, and FCRD.

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Franklin Resources, Inc. to Announce First Quarter Results on February 2, 2021

On Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Franklin Resources, Inc. (the "Company") [NYSE:BEN] will release its first quarter 2021 operating results. A written commentary on the results will also be available via at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Yahoo | January 19, 2021

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Distribution

Franklin Universal Trust [NYSE: FT], a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., announced today a distribution of $0.0320 per share, payable February 12, 2021, to shareholders of record on January 29, 2021 (Ex-Dividend Date: January 28, 2021).

Yahoo | January 19, 2021

Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust Declares Monthly Distribution

Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust [NYSE American: FTF], a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., announced today a distribution of $0.0786 per common share, payable February 12, 2021, to shareholders of record on January 29, 2021 (Ex-Dividend Date: January 28, 2021).

Yahoo | January 19, 2021

Are You Looking for a High-Growth Dividend Stock? Franklin Resources (BEN) Could Be a Great Choice

Dividends are one of the best benefits to being a shareholder, but finding a great dividend stock is no easy task. Does Franklin Resources (BEN) have what it takes? Let's find out.

Yahoo | January 18, 2021

Franklin Templeton Is Betting on Europe’s High-Yield Bank Bonds

(Bloomberg) -- Franklin Templeton is betting on a rally in financial and industrial bonds in Europe, as it seeks out returns amid ever-tightening credit spreads.The $1.5 trillion asset manager is overweight in both sectors amid confidence that the European Central Bank will keep supporting lenders and that the economy will bounce back from a coronavirus slump, said David Zahn, its head of European fixed income. Double-B and other high-yield bonds are a particular focus.“We think that is a good place to be in both financials and industrials,” Zahn said by phone, without naming specific companies. In financials, the investor is overweight in both subordinated and senior debt.Optimism about the eventual post-coronavirus recovery means the asset manager is ready to snap up bonds amid any ma...

Yahoo | January 18, 2021

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BEN Price Returns

1-mo 7.95%
3-mo 15.30%
6-mo 29.07%
1-year 10.53%
3-year -28.86%
5-year 3.60%
YTD 5.92%
2020 1.46%
2019 -9.29%
2018 -23.34%
2017 11.58%
2016 9.75%

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