Franklin Resources Inc. [BEN] fell -21.59% so far this year. What now?

Franklin Resources Inc. [NYSE: BEN] closed the trading session at $26.26 on 09/08/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $25.115, while the highest price level was $26.27. The company report on September 8, 2022 that Franklin Universal Trust (“FT” or the “Fund”) Announces Distribution.


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Franklin Universal Trust [NYSE: FT] today announced a monthly distribution from net investment income of $0.0425 per share, payable on September 30, 2022, to shareholders of record on September 19, 2022 (Ex-Dividend Date: September 16, 2022).

The Fund’s primary investment objective is to provide high, current income consistent with preservation of capital. Its secondary objective is growth of income through dividend increases and capital appreciation. Distributions may vary based on the Fund’s net investment income. Past distributions are not indicative of future trends.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -21.59 percent and weekly performance of 0.73 percent. The stock has been moved at -7.99 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -4.58 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 1.47 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.73M shares, BEN reached to a volume of 2913029 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Franklin Resources Inc. [BEN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for BEN shares is $25.22 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on BEN stock is a recommendation set at 3.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for Franklin Resources Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on September 08, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman raised their target price to Sell. The new note on the price target was released on June 29, 2022, representing the official price target for Franklin Resources Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Franklin Resources Inc. is set at 0.63, with the Price to Sales ratio for BEN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.54. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.11, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.97. Price to Free Cash Flow for BEN in the course of the last twelve months was 14.27.

BEN stock trade performance evaluation

Franklin Resources Inc. [BEN] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.73. With this latest performance, BEN shares dropped by -4.58% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -7.99% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -16.10% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for BEN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 44.55, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 41.29, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.49 for Franklin Resources Inc. [BEN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 26.15, while it was recorded at 26.01 for the last single week of trading, and 28.38 for the last 200 days.

Franklin Resources Inc. [BEN]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Franklin Resources Inc. [BEN] shares currently have an operating margin of +25.52 and a Gross Margin at +71.09. Franklin Resources Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +20.59.

Return on Total Capital for BEN is now 11.81, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 10.47. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 16.44, with Return on Assets sitting at 7.90. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Franklin Resources Inc. [BEN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 67.62. Additionally, BEN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 40.34, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 31.40. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 65.81, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 39.26.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Franklin Resources Inc. [BEN] managed to generate an average of $170,243 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.48 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.38.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Franklin Resources Inc. [BEN] stock

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for BEN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Franklin Resources Inc. go to 1.38%.

Franklin Resources Inc. [BEN]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $6,032 million, or 47.50% of BEN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BEN stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 34,261,767, which is approximately 0.555% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; STATE STREET CORP, holding 32,525,128 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $854.11 million in BEN stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $781.21 million in BEN stock with ownership of nearly 2.916% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Franklin Resources Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 287 institutional holders increased their position in Franklin Resources Inc. [NYSE:BEN] by around 21,755,933 shares. Additionally, 254 investors decreased positions by around 11,991,151 shares, while 94 investors held positions by with 195,937,756 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 229,684,840 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BEN stock had 61 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,034,262 shares, while 82 institutional investors sold positions of 2,938,152 shares during the same period.

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