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Is Franklin Resources, Inc.(NYSE: BEN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE: BEN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984. Franklin Resources, Inc. is in the Asset Management industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Franklin Resources, Inc., is 3315.84, and so far today it has a volume of 2205541. Performance year to date since the 9/7/1984 is -0.66%.

To help you determine whether Franklin Resources, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.13 and forward P/E is 13.3. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Franklin Resources, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 2.83 and the P/B ratio is 1.78. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 2.49 and 18.31 respectively.

At the current price Franklin Resources, Inc. is trading at, 36.04 (-0.40% today), Franklin Resources, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.99%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 25.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.76, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 0.15% after growing -13.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -6.10%, and -18.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 566.02, and the number of shares float is 354.7. The senior management bring insider ownership to 37.70%, and institutional ownership is at 50.80%. The float short is 4.43%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.74. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.00%, and also a return on investment of 15.00%.

The ability for Franklin Resources, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.18 and total debt/equity is 0.18. In terms of margins, Franklin Resources, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 34.40%, and Franklin Resources, Inc. has a profit margin of 22.10%.

The 52 week high is -20.93%, with 18.64% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.90% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.73%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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