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Morning Traders Watch: Franklin Resources, Inc., (BEN)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 26. B. Since its IPO date on the 09/07/1984, Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN performance year to date is 16.90%. Today Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN has gained 0.00%, with a current price of 46.27.

Ownership of the company is 0.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 46.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 23.80%. Return of assets are at 10.80%, with return on investment at 11.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.14. While Total debt/equity is 0.14. With a profit margin of 27.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 36.10%. 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 -10.70%. A performance for the year of 33.57%. The 52-week high is -0.73%, and the 52-week low is 40.13%. The average volume for Franklin Resources, Inc., BEN is 0.

With a target price of 44.68, 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 14.9 and a forward P/E of 15.84. 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 4.06 and 2.13 respectively. For P/cash, Franklin Resources, Inc. has a value of 2.96, while it is 19.33 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 46.27, Franklin Resources, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.73%. We see a return on equity of 14.80%.

Looking more long-term Franklin Resources, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -0.57%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -0.31% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -10.70% for this year and for the last five years a 0.40% 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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