Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) EPS Estimated At $0.63; Equus Total Return (EQS)’s Sentiment Is 1

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Equus Total Return Inc (EQS) investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2019 Q1. It’s down -0.25, from 1.25 in 2018Q4. The ratio is negative, as 5 funds opened new or increased equity positions, while 5 reduced and sold their positions in Equus Total Return Inc. The funds in our database now hold: 1.71 million shares, down from 1.77 million shares in 2018Q4. Also, the number of funds holding Equus Total Return Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 2 Reduced: 3 Increased: 2 New Position: 3.

Analysts expect Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) to report $0.63 EPS on July, 26.They anticipate $0.12 EPS change or 16.00% from last quarter’s $0.75 EPS. BEN’s profit would be $319.76 million giving it 13.96 P/E if the $0.63 EPS is correct. After having $0.72 EPS previously, Franklin Resources, Inc.’s analysts see -12.50% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.03% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $35.19. About 2.32 million shares traded. Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has declined 1.07% since July 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.50% the S&P500. Some Historical BEN News: 20/03/2018 – FRANKLIN RESOURCES – FOLLOWING DEAL, RANDOM FOREST TEAM WILL JOIN FRANKLIN TEMPLETON FIXED INCOME GROUP INVESTMENT TEAM; 22/05/2018 – Paulina Mejia Wins Top Women in Asset Management Award from Money Management Executive; 02/05/2018 – Franklin Templeton – European Adds Pandora, Exits Sky; 26/04/2018 – FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC – QTRLY OPERATING REV $1,617.8 MLN VS 1,600.6 MLN REPORTED LAST YEAR; 16/05/2018 – Macron’s Reforms No Lure for Franklin Templeton After Italy Bet; 04/04/2018 – Suzanne E. Kline Joins Fiduciary Trust as Regional Managing Director for Northern California; 03/04/2018 – HALCON RESOURCES HOLDER FRANKLIN RESOURCES REPORTS 6.8% STAKE; 17/05/2018 – Turkey’s a Turn-Off for Franklin Templeton as Argentina Beckons; 15/05/2018 – Franklin Templeton Sees Aussie Yield Discount Tripling on Rates; 26/04/2018 – Franklin Resources 2Q Net $443.2M

Among 3 analysts covering Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Franklin Resources had 9 analyst reports since February 19, 2019 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, March 14 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Sell”. On Monday, February 25 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, April 15 report. Barclays Capital maintained Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) rating on Tuesday, February 19. Barclays Capital has “Sell” rating and $24 target.

Franklin Resources, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The company has market cap of $17.86 billion. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It has a 11.82 P/E ratio. It launches equity, fixed income, balanced, and multi-asset mutual funds through its subsidiaries.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2019 Q1. Its up 0.26, from 0.75 in 2018Q4. It increased, as 39 investors sold Franklin Resources, Inc. shares while 146 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. 237.00 million shares or 2.36% less from 242.74 million shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Reilly Fin Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation owns 217 shares. Sigma Planning Corp invested in 8,560 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Germany-based Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has invested 0.02% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Charles Schwab Investment invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). American Grp holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 279,949 shares. Massachusetts Ma invested 0% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Moreover, Auxier Asset Management has 0.95% invested in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 139,488 shares. Macquarie Gp has 0% invested in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). City Co invested 0% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Capital Fincl Advisers Llc holds 0% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) or 9,030 shares. Cetera Advisor Network Llc has 7,169 shares. Qs Investors Limited Company has 5,805 shares. Tarbox Family Office holds 0% or 72 shares in its portfolio. C M Bidwell And Associates has 0.24% invested in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Us Commercial Bank De holds 0% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 46,978 shares.

More notable recent Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Month-End Assets Under Management – GlobeNewswire” on July 09, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust Announces Sources of Monthly Dividend Distribution – Yahoo Finance” published on July 11, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Franklin Resources, Inc. to Announce Third Quarter Results on July 30, 2019 – Yahoo Finance” on July 05, 2019. More interesting news about Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Short Sellers Pile Into Franklin Resources – Seeking Alpha” published on July 01, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Franklin Templeton June AUM rises on market gains – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: July 09, 2019.

The stock increased 0.29% or $0.0048 during the last trading session, reaching $1.64. About 24,872 shares traded or 674.35% up from the average. Equus Total Return, Inc. (EQS) has declined 27.69% since July 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.12% the S&P500. Some Historical EQS News: 02/04/2018 EQUUS TOTAL RETURN INC FILES FOR NON-TIMELY 10-K WITH THE U.S. SEC; 04/04/2018 – Equus CEO Daniel DiLella Appointed Chairperson of the Semiquincentennial Commission for the United States of America; 15/05/2018 – EQUUS TOTAL RETURN INC – NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE INCREASED TO $3.20 AS OF MARCH 31, 2018 FROM $3.18 AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017; 17/04/2018 – Equus Announces 2017 Year-End Net Asset Value; 15/05/2018 – Equus Announces First Quarter Net Asset Value; 23/05/2018 – Equus Shareholders Grant New Authorization to Withdraw BDC Election

Equus Total Return, Inc. is a business development firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, recapitalizations of existing businesses, special situations, equity and equity-oriented securities issued by privately owned companies, debt securities including subordinate debt, debt convertible into common or preferred stock, or debt combined with warrants and common and preferred stock, preferred equity financing, . The company has market cap of $22.17 million. The fund invests in small to mid sized companies and acts as a lead investor. It has a 7.45 P/E ratio. It invests in companies engaged in the alternative energy, real estate, healthcare, education, e-learning, leisure and entertainment, and foreign investment sector in the United States, China, India, and Europe.

More notable recent Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE:EQS) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Equus Energy Sells Working Interest in Haley Field – GlobeNewswire” on October 23, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Equus Energy Sells Working Interest in Worsham-Bayer Field – GlobeNewswire” published on August 28, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Equus Total Return Fund: NAV Rises, Discount Deepens, And Value Improves – Seeking Alpha” on November 23, 2018. More interesting news about Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE:EQS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Well, It’s About Time – Seeking Alpha” published on April 27, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Equus Total Return Fund, Flogging A Dead Horse – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: April 21, 2019.

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