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How to buy Franklin Financial Services Corporation (FRAF) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Franklin Financial Services Corporation stocks.

Franklin Financial Services Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Franklin Financial Services Corporation stocks (FRAF.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $31.75 – a decrease of 1.26% over the previous week. Franklin Financial Services Corporation employs 282 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $66 million.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Franklin Financial Services Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Franklin Financial Services Corporation's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $33.57, which is 8.58% down on its pre-crash value of $36.72 and 65.61% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $20.27.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Franklin Financial Services Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $595.02 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $912.10.

Franklin Financial Services Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:FRAF)

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Franklin Financial Services Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$33.57
52-week range$25.17 - $34.22
50-day moving average $32.87
200-day moving average $31.87
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 7.2365
Dividend yield $1.23 (3.81%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.64

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Franklin Financial Services Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $33.57 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-11) -1.26%
1 month (2021-12-17) 3.77%
3 months (2021-10-18) 6.07%
6 months (2021-07-16) 0.75%
1 year (2021-01-15) 12.80%
2 years (2020-01-17) -10.48%
3 years (2019-01-18) 33.95
5 years (2017-01-18) 15.36%

Is Franklin Financial Services Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Franklin Financial Services Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Franklin Financial Services Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Franklin Financial Services Corporation's P/E ratio

Franklin Financial Services Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Franklin Financial Services Corporation shares trade at around 7x 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 Financial Services Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $66 million
Operating margin TTM 37.75%
Gross profit TTM $52.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.27%
Return on equity TTM 14.03%
Profit margin 31.1%
Book value $34.49
Market capitalisation $148.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Franklin Financial Services Corporation share dividends

26%

Dividend payout ratio: 25.5% of net profits

Recently Franklin Financial Services Corporation has paid out, on average, around 25.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Franklin Financial Services Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Franklin Financial Services Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.23 per share.

While Franklin Financial Services Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Franklin Financial Services Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Franklin Financial Services Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 23 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Franklin Financial Services Corporation's shares ever split?

Franklin Financial Services Corporation's shares were split on a 125:100 basis on 28 June 2004. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 125 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Franklin Financial Services Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Franklin Financial Services Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Franklin Financial Services Corporation's share price.

Franklin Financial Services Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Franklin Financial Services Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.1659 up to $34.2232. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FRAF.US volatility(beta: 0.79)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Franklin Financial Services Corporation's is 0.7917. This would suggest that Franklin Financial Services Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Franklin Financial Services Corporation overview

Franklin Financial Services Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Farmers and Merchants Trust Company of Chambersburg that provides commercial, retail banking, and trust services to small and medium-sized businesses, individuals, governmental entities, and non-profit organizations in Pennsylvania. It offers various deposit products, including checking, savings, money management, and time deposit accounts, as well as demand deposits. The company also provides commercial real estate, construction and land development, agricultural, commercial and industrial, and residential mortgage loans, as well as installment and revolving loans to consumers; and secured and unsecured commercial and industrial loans, including accounts receivable and inventory financing, and commercial equipment financing. In addition, it offers various investment and trust services comprising estate planning and administration, corporate and personal trust fund management, pension, and profit sharing and other employee benefit funds management services, as well as custodial services; sells mutual funds, annuities, and insurance products; and offers safe deposit facilities and fiduciary services. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Franklin Future Fund Inc. , operates as a non-bank investment company that makes venture capital investments. It operates twenty-two community banking offices in Franklin, Cumberland, Fulton, and Huntingdon counties, Pennsylvania.

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