Why Do Investors Care About Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN)

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Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) went down by -0.19% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $30.20 and move down -43.67%, while BEN stocks collected -2.05% of loss with the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 1 hour ago that Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (“TEI”) Announces Distribution

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Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) Worth an Investment?

Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE: BEN) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 10.25 times of increase in earnings at the present.

BEN Market Performance

BEN stocks went down by -2.05% for the week, with the monthly drop of -2.10% and a quarterly performance of -0.33%, while its annual performance rate touched -19.25%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -3.10% for BEN stocks with the simple moving average of -4.04% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BEN stocks, with Goldman repeating the rating for BEN shares by setting it to “Neutral”. The predicted price for BEN socks in the upcoming period according to Goldman is $28 based on the research report published on February 25, 2020.

BMO Capital Markets, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BEN stock at the price of $24. The rating they have provided for BEN stocks is “Market Perform” according to the report published on February 20, 2020.

Keefe Bruyette gave “ Mkt Perform” rating to BEN stocks, setting the target price at $28 in the report published on January 31, 2020.

BEN Stocks -0.89% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought BEN to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Franklin Resources, Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -30.41% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 2.57%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 1.96%, while the shares sank at the distance of -0.90% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by -3.09% lower at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, BEN went down by -2.05%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of -22.81% of losses for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $21.68. In addition, Franklin Resources, Inc. saw -19.09% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further losses.

BEN Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN), starting from Byerwalter Mariann H, who sold 1,827 shares at the price of $21.90 back on Aug 17. After this action, Rushing now owns 9,188 shares of Franklin Resources, Inc., valued at $40,011 with the latest closing price.

Tyle Craig Steven, the EVP & General Counsel of Franklin Resources, Inc., sold 5,000 shares at the value of $18.96 during a trade that took place back on Jun 01, which means that Tyle Craig Steven is holding 99,403 shares at the value of $94,800 based on the most recent closing price.

BEN Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +26.84 for the present operating margin and +66.65 for gross margin. The net margin for Franklin Resources, Inc. stands at +20.61. Total capital return value is set at 12.81, while invested capital returns managed to touch 11.16. Equity return holds the value 10.10%, with 6.80% for asset returns.

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Based on Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN), the company’s capital structure generated 7.55 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 7.02. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 5.15 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 63.48 and long-term debt to capital is 7.31.

The value for Enterprise to Sales is 1.88 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.07. The receivables turnover for Franklin Resources, Inc. is 6.82 with the total asset turnover at the value of 0.40.

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