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) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Franklin Resources fell $1.19 (-1%) to $116.87 on light volume. Throughout the day, 426,223 shares of Franklin Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 893,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $116.27-$117.56 after having opened the day at $117.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.06. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were:
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Franklin Resources Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It manages, through its subsidiary, separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. Franklin Resources has a market cap of $25.12 billion and is part of the
industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Franklin Resources a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Franklin Resources as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
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