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How to buy Franklin Resources stock

Learn how to easily invest in Franklin Resources stock.

Franklin Resources Inc 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 10,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Franklin Resources stock price (NYSE: BEN)

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Franklin Resources shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-18.
Latest market close$31.82
52-week range$24.04 - $37.94
50-day moving average $34.16
200-day moving average $32.30
Wall St. target price$37.50
PE ratio 8.8891
Dividend yield $1.12 (3.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.58

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Is it a good time to buy Franklin Resources stock?

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Franklin Resources price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $31.82 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -9.78%
1 month (2021-12-22) -3.19%
3 months (2021-10-22) 3.55%
6 months (2021-07-22) 8.08%
1 year (2021-01-22) 20.21%
2 years (2020-01-22) 23.05%
3 years (2019-01-22) 1.53%
5 years (2017-01-20) 40.61

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 9x. In other words, Franklin Resources shares trade at around 9x 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 0.542. 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 $2.4 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 $8.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.6%
Gross profit TTM $3.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.65%
Return on equity TTM 1643.27%
Profit margin 21.73%
Book value $22.37
Market capitalisation $17.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Franklin Resources's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Franklin Resources.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Franklin Resources's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.34

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Franklin Resources's overall score of 17.34 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Franklin Resources is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Franklin Resources's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.61/100

Franklin Resources's social score

Social score: 8/100

Franklin Resources's governance score

Governance score: 5.74/100

Franklin Resources's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Franklin Resources scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Franklin Resources has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Franklin Resources Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.34
Total ESG percentile 17.48
Environmental score 0.61
Social score 8
Governance score 5.74
Level of controversy 1

Franklin Resources share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 30.21% of net profits

Recently Franklin Resources has paid out, on average, around 30.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.29% 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 3.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Franklin Resources's case, that would currently equate to about $1.12 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 13 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2021 (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 $24.037 up to $37.9421. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BEN.US volatility(beta: 1.22)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.2164. This would suggest that Franklin Resources's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly 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 Hyderabad, India.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Franklin Resources is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 43.066% of Franklin Resources shares are held by insiders and 45.807% by institutions.
How many people work for Franklin Resources?
Latest data suggests 10,300 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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