FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC Buys 3, Sells 2 in 3rd Quarter

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FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC recently filed their 13F report for the third quarter of 2022, which ended on 2022-09-30.

The 13F report details which stocks were in a guru’s equity portfolio at the end of the quarter, though investors should note that these filings are limited in scope, containing only a snapshot of long positions in U.S.-listed stocks and American depository receipts as of the quarter’s end. They are not required to include international holdings, short positions or other types of investments. Still, even this limited filing can provide valuable information.

Franklin Resources Inc. is a holding company that, when grouped with its various subsidiaries, is also known as Franklin Templeton Investments. The company was founded in 1847 by Rupert Johnson, Sr., who named the company after Benjamin Franklin because he wanted the company values to reflect Franklin’s “ideas of frugality and prudence when it came to saving and investing.” His son, Charles Johnson, would take over as CEO in 1957, slowly building the company until it went public in 1971, giving the company enough capital to facilitate growth. Just two years later, it would acquire Winfield & Company, bringing total assets under management to close to a quarter billion. Franklin Money Fund, the company’s first billion-dollar fund, would be launched in 1979, reflecting tremendous growth that would continue through the 1980s. From just 1982 to 1987, the assets under management for Franklin would grow from $2 billion to over $40 billion with a heavy emphasis on fixed income investments, which management would address. The 1990s would mark a period of diversification, expanding globally throughout Europe and Asia. In 1992, the company acquired Templeton, Galbraith & Hansberger Ltd., leading to the same of Franklin Templeton. Today the company specializes in conservatively managed mutual funds, offering products under Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series and Fiduciary. It has over 200 different mutual funds, some notable ones including the Templeton Growth Fund, Mutual Shares Fund, Mutual Discovery Fund. And Templeton Growth (Euro) Fund A. Franklin Resources now has over 8 thousand employees all around the globe with offices in 35 countries and clients in over 150 countries, generating revenues of over $8 billion with total assets from over 25 million private, professional, and institutional investors amounting to over $15 billion. In 2013, the chairman Charlie Johnson retired with Greg Johnson replacing him to become the chairman and CEO.

As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 2256 stocks valued at a total of $181.30Bil. The top holdings were MSFT(3.40%), AMZN(2.03%), and AAPL(1.86%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC’s top five trades of the quarter.

Templeton Global Income Fund


During the quarter, FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC bought 10,134 shares of NYSE:GIM for a total holding of 10,147,515. The trade had a 0% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $4.21.

On 11/16/2022, Templeton Global Income Fund traded for a price of $4.23 per share and a market cap of $434.51Mil. The stock has returned -14.77% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 8 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 3 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Templeton Global Income Fund has a price-book ratio of 0.89.

Paymentus Holdings Inc


During the quarter, FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC bought 257,359 shares of NYSE:PAY for a total holding of 3,368,974. The trade had a 0% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $10.4.

On 11/16/2022, Paymentus Holdings Inc traded for a price of $11.77 per share and a market cap of $1.45Bil. The stock has returned -60.21% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 8 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 4 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Paymentus Holdings Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 588.50, a price-book ratio of 3.68, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 72.28 and a price-sales ratio of 3.01.

Danaher Corp


During the quarter, FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC bought 6,096,034 shares of NYSE:DHR for a total holding of 6,177,207. The trade had a 0.87% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $276.14.

On 11/16/2022, Danaher Corp traded for a price of $270.33 per share and a market cap of $196.79Bil. The stock has returned -9.47% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 7 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Danaher Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 29.87, a price-book ratio of 4.34, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 1.58, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 19.75 and a price-sales ratio of 6.36.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.88, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 7.

JPMorgan Chase & Co


FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC reduced their investment in NYSE:JPM by 7,975,651 shares. The trade had a 0.45% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $114.76.

On 11/16/2022, JPMorgan Chase & Co traded for a price of $132.94 per share and a market cap of $389.94Bil. The stock has returned -17.78% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 4 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 6 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, JPMorgan Chase & Co has a price-earnings ratio of 11.23, a price-book ratio of 1.53, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 1.68 and a price-sales ratio of 3.20.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.94, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 6.

Intel Corp


FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC reduced their investment in NAS:INTC by 12,850,545 shares. The trade had a 0.24% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $34.09.

On 11/16/2022, Intel Corp traded for a price of $30.71 per share and a market cap of $126.74Bil. The stock has returned -36.07% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 6 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Intel Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 9.45, a price-book ratio of 1.27, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 0.68, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 5.26 and a price-sales ratio of 1.81.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.67, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 10.


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