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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 3241.62, and so far today it has a volume of 41966. Performance year to date since the 9/7/1984 is -1.05%.

To help you determine whether Franklin Resources, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.32 and forward P/E is 13.18. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Franklin Resources, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 3.03 and the P/B ratio is 1.77. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 2.53 and 18.63 respectively.

At the current price Franklin Resources, Inc. is trading at, 36.01 (-0.11% today), Franklin Resources, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.00%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 25.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.71, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -1.90% 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 578.07, and the number of shares float is 345.89. The senior management bring insider ownership to 37.70%, and institutional ownership is at 50.10%. The float short is 4.54%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.85. 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 36.20%, and Franklin Resources, Inc. has a profit margin of 23.30%.

The 52 week high is -16.44%, with 18.53% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.06% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.41%.

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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