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Morning Hot Stocks: Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN)

Today’s top gainers include the company Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) which is in the industry Asset Management, gaining -0.43% today. In the last week its performance is -3.35%, and -0.52% for the past quarter. Currently, Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN has a target price of 42.73, so today’s gain of -0.43% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -1.33%.

Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN), has a market cap of 23.58 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.70%, and institutional ownership is 47.50%.

At the current price of 41.87, it has a dividend yield of 1.91%, and its target price is 42.73. This is with a profit margin of 27.60%, and total debt/equity of 0.14. Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has a P/E of 13.48, as well as a forward P/E of 14.7.

With a current EPS of 3.11, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at -1.86%,Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 0.40%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be -1.36%.

Performance for the year is 20.06%. Since its IPO date on 09/07/1984, the total performance to date is 6.29%.

Volume today for Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN), is 4859214, while its average volume is 2211.73. Whilst the total gain today was -0.43%, it did have a day high of -5.14%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.58%, and 1.52% for the month. The 52-week low for Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN has been 39.90%, while the 52-week-high has reached -5.14%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 11.50%, and its return on assets is 10.80%. Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has an operating margin of 36.10%. With a sales growth of -0.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN is in the sector Financial, its long-term debt/equity is 0.14, and has a current ratio of *TBA and *TBA for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Franklin Resources, Inc.? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 3.68, along with a P/B of 1.92. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 2.69.

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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