2. As of noon trading, Franklin Resources ( BEN) is up $0.44 (0.8%) to $54.96 on light volume. Thus far, 485,515 shares of Franklin Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.60-$55.10 after having opened the day at $54.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.52.

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 $33.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Franklin Resources a buy, no analysts rate 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 revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Franklin Resources Ratings Report now.

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