Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has a beta value of 1.26 and has seen 2,357,244 shares traded in the recent trading session. The company, currently valued at $16.26 Billion, closed the recent trade at $31.94 per share which meant it gained $1.68 on the day or 5.55% during that session. The BEN stock price is -1.31% off its 52-week high price of $32.36 and 53.32% above the 52-week low of $14.91. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 3.4 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 3.66 Million shares.
The consensus among analysts is that Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) is an Underweight stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 3.2. 6 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while none rate it as Overweight. 7 out of 15 have rated it as a Hold, with 2 advising it as a Buy. None have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $0.74.
Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) trade information
Sporting 5.55% in the green today, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Tuesday, May 04 when the BEN stock price touched $32.37- or saw a rise of 1.3%. Year-to-date, Franklin Resources, Inc. shares have moved 27.85%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 7.14%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) have changed 5.94%. Short interest in the company has seen 19.09 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 5.22.
Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $29.43, which means that the shares’ value could jump -7.86% from the levels at last check today. The projected low price target is $24 while the price target rests at a high of $36. In that case, then, we find that the latest price level in today’s session is +12.71% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose -24.86% from the levels at last check today.
Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) estimates and forecasts
Figures show that Franklin Resources, Inc. shares have outperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained +62.34% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 15.71%, compared to 14.2% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, increased its growth outlook for the 2021 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 12.1% and 10% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be +43.2%.
5 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $2.01 Billion for the current quarter. 5 have an estimated revenue figure of $2.02 Billion for the next quarter concluding in June 01, 2021. Year-ago sales stood $1.34 Billion for this quarter, and analysts expect sales will grow by 50.1% for the current quarter.
If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was -13.5% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2021 is a modest -32.3% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 5.56%.
Franklin Resources, Inc. is expected to release its next earnings report between May 04 and May 04 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 1.12 at a share yield of 3.7%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months, with a 5 Year Average Dividend Yield of 3.12%.
Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN)’s Major holders
Insiders own 42.91% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 48.32% with a share float percentage of 84.64%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Franklin Resources, Inc. having a total of 801 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 31.49 Million shares worth more than $786.88 Million. As of December 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) held 6.23% of shares outstanding.
The other major institutional holder is State Street Corporation, with the holding of over 27.4 Million shares as of December 30, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $684.8 Million and represent 5.42% of shares outstanding.
Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are SPDR (R) Ser Tr- SPDR (R) S&P (R) Dividend ETF and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. As of March 30, 2021, the former fund manager holds about 2.16% shares in the company for having 10924278 shares of worth $323.36 Million while later fund manager owns 8.43 Million shares of worth $210.56 Million as of December 30, 2020, which makes it owner of about 1.67% of company’s outstanding stock.