Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN)

NYSE : Finance
Prev Close 35.45
Day Low/High 35.47 / 35.77
52 Wk Low/High 27.34 / 35.82
Avg Volume 2.54M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 507.56M
Market Cap 17.99B
EPS 1.40
P/E Ratio 12.10
Div & Yield 1.04 (2.90%)

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

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

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 Price (TROW), ...

Franklin Resources downgraded at KBW

Gave BEN the Boot

But I have raised my positions in Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price, Och-Ziff Capital Management and Waddell & Reed to make up the difference. Housekeeping item: I have eliminated my long Franklin Resources (BEN) position and have raised Legg Mason (LM), T....

Better Than BEN

T. Rowe and Och-Ziff aren't as exposed to sovereign debt in Europe. I am emphasizing T. Rowe Price (TROW) and Och-Ziff Capital Management (OZM) over Franklin Resources (BEN) in the asset manager space now, as I am increasingly concerned about Frankl...

Portfolio Moves

I added to 13 longs and only one short. I added to the following longs today: Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF), XL Group (XL), T. Rowe Price (TROW), SunTrust (STI), Prudential (PRU), Och-Ziff Capital Management (OZM), MetLife (MET), Lincoln Nation...

Favorite Sector Long and Short

My favorite sector to buy is the asset managers, and my favorite sector to short is the dental stocks. Favorite sector (long): asset managers. Favorite sector (short): dental stocks.

Most Bullish on Asset Managers

I am long Franklin Resources, Waddell & Reed, Legg Mason and T. Rowe Price.  Surprise No. 11: Mutual fund inflows return in force. With confidence renewed, domestic equity inflows begin to pour into equity mutual funds by midyear and approach a $100...

Getting My Wish

Sometimes they come true. This sort of low-volume selloff is exactly what I hoped for as I continue to increase my net long exposure. My buying today has been broad based - including SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) PowerShares QQQ (QQQ)  Financial Sele...

Buying the Dip

I have added to a basket of longs. I am treating today's swoosh lower as an opportunity to add to my net long exposure. Thus far I have added small to Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF), Waddell & Reed (WDR), T. Rowe Price (TROW), SunTrust (STI), Me...

Adding to Insurance Longs

Specifically, Lincoln National, MetLife and Franklin Resources. I adding to Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and Franklin Resources (BEN) now.