Analyst Ratings for Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE:BEN) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. Last month, BEN received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 14 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 10 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 3 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

BEN was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 51, implying a possible profit of 14.23 percent. The lowest price target was 37, implying potential capital losses of -17.12 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 4.33 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 8.21 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1.72 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 5.73 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 5 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of BEN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -7.09 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. BEN has a PEG ratio of -2.03.

In the last 52-weeks, BEN has achieved a high of 47.65 and a low of 33.02. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 35.21 percent, and 6.31 percent lower than its 52-week high. BEN has a P/E ratio of 14.41. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BEN value stock report compares BEN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $25.76 billion. BEN is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.