Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 26, 2013

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Franklin Resources, Inc. ( BEN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.29 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BEN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.41% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of BEN was $148.27, representing a -1.55% decrease from the 52 week high of $150.60 and a 46.93% increase over the 52 week low of $100.91.

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 $9.17. Zacks Investment Research reports BEN's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.94%, compared to an industry average of 3.4%.

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 Select Large Cap Growth ETF ( RWG )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Core Portfolio ( PXMC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWC with an increase of 23.85% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BEN at 8%.



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

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