Franklin Resources Inc's (NYSE:BEN) Sentiment is 0.84

Jeannie Matthews
January 14, 2018

Following the sale, the chairman now directly owns 2,116,886 shares in the company, valued at $92,253,891.88. UBS upgraded Franklin Resources, Inc. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,343,749 shares of the closed-end fund's stock worth $60,187,000 after buying an additional 178,659 shares in the last quarter. About 962,876 shares traded. Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has risen 19.40% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.70% the S&P500. Abrams Capital Management L.P. owns 7.95 million shares or 13.8% of their United States portfolio.

FireEye, Inc. (FEYE) have shown a high EPS growth of -8.20% in the last 5 years and has earnings rose of 15.90% yoy. Servicenow Inc now has $23.95B valuation. (BEN)'s stock declined 1.15%. About 610,845 shares traded.

Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN), maintained return on investment for the last twelve months at 12.25, higher than what Reuters data shows regarding industry's average.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.25, for a total transaction of $73,240.50. It has ditched 1.15 million shares. It invests into public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. Adirondack Tru Communications accumulated 150 shares. Toronto Dominion Commercial Bank holds 0% or 7,174 shares. Sei Investments invested in 212,846 shares. First Republic Invest Management Inc accumulated 100,532 shares. (NYSE:BEN). Cadence Limited Liability holds 11,865 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio.

Investors may also want to take a longer-term look at company shares. Tpg (Sbs) Advisors Inc accumulated 13,695 shares or 0.03% of the stock. (NYSE:NOW). Price T Rowe Assocs Md stated it has 0.39% of its portfolio in ServiceNow, Inc. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 3,347 shares of the closed-end fund's stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 583 shares during the period. Franklin Resources presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $44.45. Franklin Resources Inc. had 87 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:BEN) by 9.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 9 by Barclays Capital. (NYSE:BEN) rating on Monday, October 5. The stock of ServiceNow, Inc. As per Monday, July 17, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. (NYSE:NOW) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 15 by Guggenheim.

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Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $4.61 million activity. 16,349 shares valued at $1.75M were sold by Schneider David on Friday, August 11. Insiders have sold 514,603 shares of company stock worth $22,134,429 over the last 90 days. E&G Advisors Lp, a Texas-based fund reported 25,000 shares. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.82 earnings per share. analysts predict that Franklin Resources will post 2.97 earnings per share for the current year. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 6% are positive.

VANGUARD GROUP INC lowered its stake in Franklin Resources, Inc. Finally, UBS Group boosted their price target on shares of Franklin Resources from $46.00 to $48.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Franklin Resources by 3.7% during the third quarter. (NYSE:BEN) on Thursday, February 4 with "Sector Perform" rating. As per Friday, March 17, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Franklin Resources during the third quarter valued at about $127,000. Jefferies maintained it with "Hold" rating and $34 target in Monday, July 11 report. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, January 10 by Jefferies. The company maintains price to book ratio of 3.60 vs.an industry average at 6.48. The stock has "Underweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, December 8. Its up 0.02, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 39 investors sold BEN shares while 185 reduced holdings.

VANGUARD GROUP INC raised its stake in FireEye, Inc. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Franklin Resources from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Franklin Resources's dividend payout ratio is 30.67%. The closed-end fund reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.13. Cornerstone Cap Ltd Llc reported 124,643 shares. Franklin Resources's dividend payout ratio is now 30.67%. (NYSE:BEN). Meiji Yasuda Asset Mngmt reported 0.15% stake.

Rk Asset Management Llc decreased Franklin Resources Inc (BEN) stake by 6.94% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Wells Fargo Co Mn reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc.

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