Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 27, 2014

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Franklin Resources, Inc. ( BEN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 11, 2014. Shareholders who purchased BEN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -58.62% decrease from the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of BEN was $52.86, representing a -10.21% decrease from the 52 week high of $58.87 and a 19.55% increase over the 52 week low of $44.22.

BEN is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as The Blackstone Group L.P. ( BX ) and AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. ( AMP ). BEN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.52. Zacks Investment Research reports BEN's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 12.59%, compared to an industry average of 2.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BEN Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to BEN through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BEN as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares KBW Capital Markets Portfolio ( KBWC )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Financials ETF ( RYF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWC with an increase of 9.54% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BEN at 7.24%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: BEN , BX , AMP , KBWC , RYF

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