4. As of noon trading, Franklin Resources ( BEN) is down $0.40 (-0.3%) to $131.25 on light volume Thus far, 127,153 shares of Franklin Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 619,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $130.10-$131.45 after having opened the day at $130.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $131.65.

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 $28.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 37.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Franklin Resources a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Franklin Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Franklin Resources Ratings Report now.

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