Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN)

35.51
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%)

Added to Asset Manager Longs

See surprise No. 11 to find out why. In this morning's "15 Surprises for 2012," I add a new feature following each surprise in which I express a way that an investor/trader can capitalize upon the surprise. Toward that end, see surprise No. 11 to fi...

15 Surprises for 2012

What surprises might occur in 2012 -- and how can we profit?

15 Surprises for 2012

What surprises might occur in 2012 -- and how can we profit? "Never make predictions, especially about the future." -- Casey Stengel While I had a reasonably successful surprise list for 2011, with about half my surprises coming to fruition, the rea...

15 Surprises for 2012

15 Surprises for 2012

What surprises might occur in 2012 -- and how can we profit?

Added to Some Longs

They include International Flavors & Fragrances, GLD, Franklin Resources and Lincoln National. I added to International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), Franklin Resources (BEN) and Lincoln National (LNC) today.

BEN Is a Buy

BEN Is a Buy

BEN is another high-caliber, dividend-paying issue at very close to its panic low price from earlier this fall -- I see upside from here.

How to Play the Asset Rotation

Be short bonds, and be long asset managers. The grand rotation out of bonds and into stocks might have commenced. How to play it? Be short bonds (and long ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT)), and be long the asset managers (Franklin Resour...

BEN Boosts Buyback

The compnay plans to repurchase 10 million shares in addition to the 3 million shares remaining on its current program. Franklin Resources (BEN) has disclosed a 10-million-share repurchase program in its just-released 8-K. This is in addition to the...

Expanding Long Exposure

I am adding to my Legg Mason, GE, FXI, Franklin Resources and Dell longs. I am further expanding my long exposure this morning with buys of Legg Mason (LM), General Electric (GE), iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index Fund (FXI), Franklin Resources (BE...

Still Betting on Asset Managers

My favorites are Franklin Resources, Legg Mason and T. Rowe Price. I continue to pick at the asset managers, with my favorite stocks being Franklin Resources (BEN), Legg Mason (LM) and T. Rowe Price (TROW). As I have previously written, I expect a l...

Doug's Daily Diary -- Tuesday, 11/15/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Tuesday, 11/15/2011

Farming in the DELL

Doug's Daily Diary -- Monday, 11/14/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Monday, 11/14/2011

Bulls Have the Day

Doug's Daily Diary -- Friday, 11/11/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Friday, 11/11/2011

Ludicrous Forecast

Doug's Daily Diary -- Thursday, 11/10/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Thursday, 11/10/2011

E*Trade Says It Won't Sell

Doug's Daily Diary -- Wednesday, 11/9/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Wednesday, 11/9/2011

Liking Cisco's Beat

Doug's Daily Diary -- Tuesday, 11/8/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Tuesday, 11/8/2011

More Yahoo! Buyout Talk

Doug's Daily Diary -- Monday, 11/7/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Monday, 11/7/2011

Bulls Hold the Line

Doug's Daily Diary -- Thursday, 10/27/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Thursday, 10/27/2011

MetLife Beats Street

Doug's Daily Diary -- Thursday, 10/20/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Thursday, 10/20/2011

Exhausted?

Doug's Daily Diary -- Tuesday, 10/18/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Tuesday, 10/18/2011

Moody's Downgrades Spain

A Strategy for Investing in Financial Stocks

Avoid banks, short asset managers and buy life insurers.

Doug's Daily Diary -- Wednesday, 10/12/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Wednesday, 10/12/2011

FCX Gets a Tough Break From China

Doug's Daily Diary -- Tuesday, 10/11/11

Doug's Daily Diary -- Tuesday, 10/11/11

Europe Raises the Roof

Doug's Daily Diary -- Tuesday, 9/13/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Tuesday, 9/13/2011

Let's Hug It Out

Doug's Daily Diary -- Monday, 9/12/2011

Doug's Daily Diary -- Monday, 9/12/2011

Back in the Saddle