Franklin Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (BEN)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN) is tomorrow, June 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 27 cents per share. At a price of $103.28 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1%.

The average volume for Franklin has been 982,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Franklin has a market cap of $22.47 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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. The company has a P/E ratio of 12, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Franklin as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Franklin Ratings Report.

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