Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 04, 2012


Franklin Resources, Inc. ( BEN ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 04, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $3 per share scheduled for December 20, 2012. Shareholders who purchased BEN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $132.62, the dividend yield is 9.05%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BEN was $132.62, representing a -0.97% decrease from the 52 week high of $133.91 and a 44.03% increase over the 52 week low of $92.08.

BEN is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. ( AMP ) and Invesco Plc ( IVZ ). BEN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $8.95. Zacks Investment Research reports BEN's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.69%, compared to an industry average of .1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BEN Dividend History page.

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 )
  • Columbia Large-Cap Growth Equity Strategy Fund ETF ( RWG )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Core Portfolio ( PXMC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXMC with an increase of 8.36% over the last 100 days. KBWC has the highest percent weighting of BEN at 7.88%.

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.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: AMP , BEN , IVZ , KBWC , PXMC , RWG

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