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How to buy Franklin Resources stock
Learn how to easily invest in Franklin Resources stock.
Franklin Resources is an asset management business based in the US. Franklin Resources shares (BEN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Franklin Resources employs 9,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- BEN shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is BEN stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is BEN suitable for ethical investing?
- Are BEN shares over-valued?
- Franklin Resources's financials
- How volatile are BEN shares?
- Does Franklin Resources pay a dividend?
- Have BEN shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Franklin Resources stock price (NYSE: BEN)Use our graph to track the performance of BEN stocks over time.
Franklin Resources shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$33.27|
|52-week range||$20.01 - $32.25|
|50-day moving average||$27.68|
|200-day moving average||$25.70|
|Wall St. target price||$25.14|
|Dividend yield||$1.17 (3.84%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.97|
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Franklin Resources price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-30)||6.43%|
|1 month (2023-01-06)||17.23%|
|3 months (2022-11-03)||N/A|
|6 months (2022-08-04)||20.41%|
|1 year (2022-02-07)||7.05%|
|2 years (2021-02-05)||30.99%|
|3 years (2020-02-07)||42.06%|
|5 years (2018-02-06)||11.20%|
Is Franklin Resources stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Franklin Resources stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Franklin Resources's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Franklin Resources's P/E ratio
Franklin Resources's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Franklin Resources shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Franklin Resources's PEG ratio
Franklin Resources's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 39.698. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Franklin Resources's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Franklin Resources's EBITDA
Franklin Resources's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Franklin Resources's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Franklin Resources financials
|Revenue TTM||$8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.18%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.28%|
|Return on equity TTM||828.45%|
|Market capitalisation||$15.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Franklin Resources share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 38.11% of net profits
Recently Franklin Resources has paid out, on average, around 38.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.84% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Franklin Resources shareholders could enjoy a 3.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Franklin Resources's case, that would currently equate to about $1.17 per share.
While Franklin Resources's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Franklin Resources may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Franklin Resources's most recent dividend payout was on 12 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Franklin Resources's shares ever split?
Franklin Resources's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 25 July 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Franklin Resources shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Franklin Resources shares which in turn could have impacted Franklin Resources's share price.
Franklin Resources share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Franklin Resources's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.0052 up to $32.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Franklin Resources's is 1.2776. This would suggest that Franklin Resources's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Franklin Resources overview
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. Franklin Resources, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in San Mateo, California with an additional office in Calgary, Canada; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Fort Lauderdale, United States; Hyderabad, India; London, United Kingdom; Rancho Cordova, United states; Shanghai, China; Singapore; Stamford, United States; and Vienna, Austria.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Franklin Resources is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 43.275% of Franklin Resources shares are held by insiders and 47.652% by institutions. How many people work for Franklin Resources?
Latest data suggests 9,400 work at Franklin Resources. When does the fiscal year end for Franklin Resources?
Franklin Resources's fiscal year ends in September. Where is Franklin Resources based?
Franklin Resources's address is: One Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA, United States, 94403 What is Franklin Resources's ISIN number?
Franklin Resources's international securities identification number is: US3546131018 What is Franklin Resources's CUSIP number?
Franklin Resources's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 354613101
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