Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN)

30 Sustainable Dividend Yields of 3.5% to Over 5% for Cautious Income Investors

It's a tricky world for income investors. There is currently around $15 trillion worth of government bonds trading at negative yields between Europe and Japan, and U.S. bond buyers have ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AbbVie, Adobe, Amex, Intel, 3M, Microsoft, SAP, Shopify, Sprint, Target and More

Stocks were indicated to open mildly lower on Monday, but no direction seems clear because the losses were less than 0.1% on all three major index futures. The S&P 500 ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: ADS, American Tower, Anadarko, CVS, Dow, Infosys, Nokia, Phillips 66, Wells Fargo and More

Stocks were absolutely directionless on Monday's early trading indications, with no major news influencing the markets in either direction. The major market indexes are still up in the double-digit percentages ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Chesapeake, CME, Constellation, Dominion Energy, EA, Gap, Netflix, Starbucks, Viacom, Yum, Zynga and More

Stocks were indicated to open lower on Friday, but Thursday's soft opening ended up marking another day of gains after Fed Chair Powell spoke and soothed more rate-hike fears. It ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Chevron, First Data,, MongoDB, PG&E, Rite Aid, Tilray, Vodafone and More

Stocks were indicated marginally higher on Thursday, but not so much that the direction of the trading day looked set in stone. The major market equity indexes recently hit all-time ...
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Will Zero-Fee ETFs and Mutual Funds Destroy the Profitability of Investment Managers?

When investors place money with mutual fund managers or invest in exchange traded funds and equities, they automatically assume that they will have to pay fees. These may be one-time ...
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Monday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

July 30, 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 0.6% at 2,802.71. The DJIA closed down 0.6% at 25,307.70. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 1.4% at 7,630.00. Monday was a down ...
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Dominion Energy, Franklin Resources Plop into Wednesday’s 52-Week Low Club

April 11, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 23 equities making new 52-week lows in Wednesday's session. On the NYSE advancers led decliners by just 23 ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Blue Apron, Boston Beer, Caterpillar, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Xerox and More

Stocks were indicated to open slightly lower on Monday, but the indexes remain close to all-time highs. This bull market may now be well over eight years old, but investors ...
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Bond Insurers Hold Up Against Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Exposure

There is another Greece situation that was actually closer to the U.S. and may have more directly exposure to the U.S. than Greece. The inevitable bankruptcy of Puerto Rico has finally ...
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Merrill Lynch Says Time to Buy These 5 Top Dividend Aristocrat Stocks

There is almost no question that the market is getting a little tired and long in the tooth. Having rallied since March of 2009 and becoming a full-fledged bull market ...
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green energy

First Solar Now Has Franklin Templeton Funds Among Top Shareholders

If there is one area of President Donald Trump's energy policy that remains under a cloud of confusion, alternative and renewable energy has to fit the bill. This has created ...
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bull and bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades After Election: IBM, Qualcomm, Valeant, Yum China, CSX, DeVry and More

OK, so the market did not implode after the election. In fact, a more than 700 point drop in the Dow turned into a net 256 point gain. Thursday, stocks ...
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Gigantic Consumer Goods Trade Leads Insider Selling: Mondelez, Juniper Networks, Twitter, Franklin Resources, Harley-Davidson and More

Last week is certainly one that investors are ready to see in the rear-view mirror. A huge spike in volatility plus and an entire week of the S&P getting hammered ...
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14 Top S&P 500 Stocks Raising Dividends for 25 Years, With More Hikes Expected

Investors have enjoyed many years of cheering for dividend hikes. Now there is some belief that after a seven and a half year bull market run that many companies will have a ...
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