Franklin Resources (BEN) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.10 EPS

Franklin Resources (BEN) reported quarterly earnings results on Thursday, Jul-28-2016. The company said it had a profit of $0.77 Earnings per Share for the quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations beating the analyst consensus estimate by $0.10. Analysts had a consensus of $0.67. The company posted revenue of $1634.30 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $1618.75 million. The company’s revenue was down -18.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.82 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Franklin Resources. Shares were Downgraded by UBS on Jun 2, 2016 to ” Sell” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 28 from a previous price target of $39 .

Franklin Resources opened for trading at $34.96 and hit $36.12 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $35.02, with a gain of 0.49% or 0.17 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 41,30,630 shares. Company has a market cap of $20,484 M.

In a different news, on Dec 23, 2015, Jennifer M Johnson (Co-President) purchased 210 shares at $35.74 per share price. According to the SEC, on May 20, 2015, John M Lusk (EVP-Investment Management) sold 15,000 shares at $51.63 per share price. On Feb 3, 2015, Kenneth A Lewis (EVP and CFO) sold 3,000 shares at $53.04 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Franklin Resources Inc. (Franklin) is a holding company. Franklin together with its various subsidiaries (collectively the Company) is referred to as Franklin Templeton Investments is a global investment management organization offering investment management and related services under the Franklin Templeton Mutual Series Bissett Fiduciary and Darby brand names. It provides services to investment funds in jurisdictions globally which include the United States- and non- United States-registered open-end and closed-end funds unregistered funds and institutional high net-worth and separately-managed accounts. The Company’s investment management and related services include fund administration shareholder services transfer agency underwriting distribution custodial trustee and other fiduciary services. Its sponsored investment products include a range of equity hybrid fixed-income and cash management funds and accounts including alternative investment products.

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