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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN

Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Asset Management in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Franklin Resources, Inc., BENĀ  has a market cap of 20804.08. Since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984, Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN performance year to date is -0.01%. Today Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN has gained -1.70%, with a current price of 35.81.

Ownership of the company is 37.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 51.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 25.50%. Return of assets are at 10.00%, with return on investment at 15.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.18. While Total debt/equity is 0.18. With a profit margin of 23.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 36.20%. Franklin Resources, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN has seen a EPS growth of -13.20%. A performance for the year of -16.21%. The 52-week high is -18.75%, and the 52-week low is 17.87%. The average volume for Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN is 1683893.

With a target price of 34, can Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN. Franklin Resources, Inc. has a P/E of 13.46 and a forward P/E of 13.32. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Franklin Resources, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.02 and 1.79 respectively. For P/cash, Franklin Resources, Inc. has a value of 2.52, while it is 18.59 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 35.81, Franklin Resources, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.98%. We see a return on equity of 13.60%.

Looking more long-term Franklin Resources, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -4.52%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -1.83% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -13.20% for this year and for the last five years a 9.30% growth has been seen.

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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