Is Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE: BEN) The Best Stock To Invest In?

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Franklin Resources, Inc. is listed on the NYSE in the Financial sector while operating in the Asset Management industry. The current market capitalization of Franklin Resources, Inc. is $12.89B. A total of 2.72 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.77M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Sethi Alok sold 22,000 shares of BEN for 29.27 per share on Dec 14 ’23. After the transaction, the EVP, Head of Global Operations now owns 70,481 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 05 ’23, Sethi Alok sold 25,000 shares at 25.38 per share. BEN shares that EVP, Head of Global Operations owns now total 92,481.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Byerwalter Mariann H disposed of 6,011 shares on Oct 10 ’23 at a per-share price of $24.01. This resulted in the Director holding 10,494 shares of BEN after the transaction.


The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Franklin Resources, Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.22, resulting in a dividend yield of 4.98%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 14.06. BEN’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/27/2024 when it declared a $0.31 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/12/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/12/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 1/2/2024. The BEN stock dividend was $0.31 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BEN has a high of $30.32 and a low of $21.88.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. BEN’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $4.65B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $7.59B in debt and $1.73B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $24.44, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $12.74B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for BEN is Buy with a score of 2.33.

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