Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN)

20.04
NYSE
Prev Close 20.20
Day Low/High 19.79 / 20.18
52 Wk Low/High 14.91 / 29.27
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 495.36B
Market Cap 10.01B
P/E Ratio 9.99
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

Early-Morning Market Look

Let's start by taking a peek at the overnight and early-morning price action of the major asset classes. The rundown: S&P futures -4; Nasdaq futures -; Nikkei schmeissed for second day in a row, -3% and at the lowest level in three weeks (is Abe ret...

BEN the Stock Is More Predictable

BEN the Stock Is More Predictable

Only time will tell if 'Fed Ben' will help build wealth

Time is Now for Nordstrom, Gannett

Time is Now for Nordstrom, Gannett

Smead Value Investor Fund portfolio manager Bill Smead names his favorite stocks including Walgreen, Gannett, Franklin Resources & Nordstrom

Bet on the Dealer

Bet on the Dealer

Rather than trying to outguess the market, consider buying money managers directly.

Franklin Resources upgraded at UBS

Franklin Resources upgraded at Citi

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.