Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2013


Franklin Resources, Inc. ( BEN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased BEN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $56.73, the dividend yield is .85%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BEN was $56.73, representing a -0.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.99 and a 37.24% increase over the 52 week low of $41.34.

BEN is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. ( AMP ) and The Blackstone Group L.P. ( BX ). BEN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.36. Zacks Investment Research reports BEN's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 10.78%, compared to an industry average of 8.8%.

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 )
  • Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF ( MOAT )
  • SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF ( KCE )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Financials ETF ( RYF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWC with an increase of 18.24% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BEN at 7.64%.

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 , BX , KBWC , KCE , MOAT , RYF

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