Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN)

27.23
0.07 0.26
NYSE : Finance
Prev Close 27.30
Open 27.22
Day Low/High 27.12 / 27.53
52 Wk Low/High 25.57 / 35.82
Volume 2.52M
Avg Volume 3.31M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 499.30M
Market Cap 13.97B
EPS 2.40
P/E Ratio 10.44
Div & Yield 1.04 (3.72%)
Betting on Brokers and Investment Managers

Betting on Brokers and Investment Managers

These two companies pass muster with my guru strategies.

Franklin Resources upgraded at KBW

From the Street of Dreams

Here's a roundup of the analysts' actions. Below is a quick summary: The mighty Oaktree (OAK) is upgraded from Neutral to Buy by Brother Bank of America/Mother Merrill (price target raised from $50 to $55). Hershey (HSY) is downgraded to Neutral by ...

Stocks Appear Poised to Pause

Stocks Appear Poised to Pause

I'm glad to have reserves to put to work if the market falls 10% or 15%.

15 Surprises for 2013

15 Surprises for 2013

What surprises might occur in 2013 -- and how can we profit?

15 Surprises for 2013

What surprises might occur in 2013 -- and how can we profit? "Never make predictions, especially about the future." -- Casey Stengel It's that time of the year again! It was a tough task repeating the success of my surprise list for 2011 over the pa...

A New Wall to the Upside

A New Wall to the Upside

The markets are ready for a sudden decline.

Special Stocks?

Here is UBS's list of 20 stocks that will likely declare a special dividend before the year-end. UBS has published an interesting filter of companies that may declare special dividends between now and year-end, precipitated by a rise in the tax rate...

Cramer: Gold's Next Rally

Cramer: Gold's Next Rally

As countries rase to debase currencies, gold could go to $2,000. Jim Cramer gives names that will benefit.

Franklin Resources numbers raised at UBS

Weighed Down

New lows are being reached by a variety of stocks today. The market is selling off, under its own weight (with no news). Examples of varied new lows on the day include Visa (V), MasterCard (MA), XL Group (XL), Franklin Resources (BEN), ConocoPhillip...

Danger Zone

Danger Zone

Avoid stocks with large institutional ownership, high multiples and soaring share prices.

A Flourishing Firm at a Pint-Sized Price

A Flourishing Firm at a Pint-Sized Price

Franklin Resources stock is severely underpriced at the moment, and you'd do well to snap it up.

Franklin Resources numbers raised at BMO

Asset Managers Are Apt

The sector is ripe with buys on weakness. A sector that I had reduced a while ago, asset managers, is now ripe with buys on weakness, as I subscribe to the great reallocation (out of bonds and into stocks) thesis. I haven't done anything yet, other ...

My 'Fast Money' Recap

My 'Fast Money' Recap

I discussed potential winners and losers if interest rates rise in the year ahead.

More Fast Times on "Fast Money" High

I discussed potential winners and losers if interest rates rise in the year ahead. "This is U.S. history. I see the globe right there." -- Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn), Fast Times at Ridgemont High In last night's "Fast Money" segment with Mel and the g...

The Bottom for Asset Managers

Stocks typically discount news well before there is an inflection point in fundamentals -- I'd be a buyer now. The asset management sector has been weak over the past few days based on misses at Legg Mason (LM) and Waddell & Reed (WDR). Those misses...

From the Street of Dreams

Citigroup cuts its rating on Franklin Resources. On Jan. 6, I posted that concerned with the firm's exposure to poor-performing EU fixed-income markets, I sold my long Franklin Resources (BEN) position and moved the money into T. Rowe PriceĀ (TROW), ...