Examining Franklin Resources (BEN) Stock

More and more people are talking about Franklin Resources over the last few weeks. Is it worth buying the Asset Management stock at a price of $27.34? Only time will tell. The information below will give you a basic idea of what this investment may entail:

  • Franklin Resources has moved -9.7% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 21.1%

  • BEN has an average analyst rating of hold and is -1.09% away from its mean target price of $27.64 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $1.72

  • Franklin Resources has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 15.9 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $2.89 and its forward P/E ratio is 9.5

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.14 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Franklin Resources is part of the Finance sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 12.38 and an average P/B of 1.58

  • BEN has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 26.3% and gross profit margins of 0.4%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $-482049984, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • Franklin Resources, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It launches equity, fixed income, balanced, and multi-asset mutual funds through its subsidiaries. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets. Franklin Resources, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in San Mateo, California with an additional office in Calgary, Canada; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Fort Lauderdale, United States; Hyderabad, India; London, United Kingdom; Rancho Cordova, United states; Shanghai, China; Singapore; Stamford, United States; and Vienna, Austria.

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