An Evaluation Of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE: BEN) Prospects

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BEN belongs to the Financial sector of the NYSE while operating in the Asset Management industry. The current market capitalization of Franklin Resources, Inc. is $11.61B. A total of 5.78 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.99M shares.

In the most recent transaction, JOHNSON CHARLES B bought 200,000 shares of BEN for 22.80 per share on Jun 21 ’24. After the transaction, the 10% Owner now owns 88,703,192 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 18 ’24, JOHNSON CHARLES B bought 100,000 shares at 22.29 per share. BEN shares that 10% Owner owns now total 88,503,192.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Sethi Alok disposed of 22,000 shares on Dec 14 ’23 at a per-share price of $29.27. This resulted in the EVP, Head of Global Operations holding 70,481 shares of BEN after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Sethi Alok sold 25,000 shares at $25.38 per share on Dec 05 ’23. Company shares held by the EVP, Head of Global Operations now total 92,481.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Franklin Resources, Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.23, resulting in a dividend yield of 5.58%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.65. BEN’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/28/2024 when it declared a $0.31 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 7/12/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 4/12/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 3/27/2024. The BEN stock dividend was $0.31 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BEN has a high of $30.32 and a low of $21.57.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using 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

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. 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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