News about <![CDATA[ben]]> News about en-us <![CDATA[Retired Kindred exec to get $1 million cash severance]]> <![CDATA[How HBO captured the look of 'Silicon Valley' tech office spaces]]> <![CDATA[Market Wrap For April 4: Dow Suffers Triple Digit Point Loss, Nasdaq Continues To Underperform]]> U.S. stocks ended the week on a sour note as investors continue to sell many momentum names.

Not helping the bull case was the ...

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<![CDATA[Benzinga's Top Downgrades]]> Analysts at Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN) from “outperform” to “market perform.” The target price for ...

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<![CDATA[Stocks: 8 Dividend Champions to Consider Now]]> <![CDATA[Morgan Stanley Estimates Strong February Outflow for Franklin Resources]]> In a report published Tuesday, Morgan Stanley analyst Matthew Kelley reiterated an Equal-Weight rating and $60.00 price target on ...

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<![CDATA[Puerto Rico’s travails hit muni bond firm that bet big]]> <![CDATA[UPDATE: Morgan Stanley Reiterates on Franklin Resources as Global Fixed Income Drives January Outflows]]> In a report published Tuesday, Morgan Stanley analyst Matthew Kelley reiterated an Equal-Weight rating on Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN), but removed the $65.00 price target.

In the report, Morgan Stanley noted, “We estimate roughly -$3B of net long-term outflows for BEN in January, trending well below our full quarter

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<![CDATA[ED GOLDMAN: Combining a love of food and cars]]> <![CDATA[Earnings peak week to overshadow economic data]]> <![CDATA[Top 4 Large-Cap Stocks In The Asset Management Industry With The Highest Operating Margin]]> Below are the top large-cap asset management stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of operating margin.

The trailing-twelve-month operating margin at T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ: TROW) is 46.26%. T. Rowe Price's revenue for the same period is $3.23 billion.

The trailing-twelve-month operating margin at BlackRock (NYSE:

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<![CDATA[Franklin Resources Boosts Dividend (BEN)]]> <![CDATA[Top 4 Large-Cap Stocks In The Asset Management Industry With The Highest Cash]]> Below are the top large-cap asset management stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of cash.

The Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE: BK) had $159.12 billion in total cash and $53.54 billion in total debt for the latest quarter.

BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) had $23.59 billion

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<![CDATA[Mobius on ‘Fed chief’ Summers: The real surprise]]> <![CDATA[Barron's Recap: Netflix Versus The TV Titans]]> This weekend in Barron's online: the future of TV, what's next for the Dell buyout, upcoming IPOs and the prospects for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Franklin Resources.

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"The Future of TV" by Alexander Eule.

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is having a good summer, points out Barron's, with its

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<![CDATA[Market Wrap-Up for July 29 (BEN, WYNN, SPG, OMC, more)]]> <![CDATA[Updates, advisories and surprises]]> <![CDATA[Franklin Resources Q3 Profit and Revenues Climb; Results Beat Estimates (BEN)]]> <![CDATA[UPDATE: Franklin Resources FQ3 Profit Surges 21%]]> Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN) reported a 21% rise in its fiscal third-quarter profit.

Franklin Resources' quarterly profit surged to $552.3 million, or $0.86 per share, versus $455.3 million, or $0.71 per share, in the year-ago period.

Its revenue rose to $2.08 billion from $1.78 billion. However, analysts were

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<![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For July 29, 2013]]> Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN) is estimated to report its Q2 earnings at $1.57 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.

Armstrong World Industries (NYSE: AWI) is expected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $693.17 million.

Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP) is

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<![CDATA[Anadarko, Express Scripts in focus Monday]]> <![CDATA[Market Wrap-Up for July 17 (CSX, BAC, MAT, ABT, more)]]> <![CDATA[BMO Capital Upgrades Franklin Resources to “Outperform” (BEN)]]> <![CDATA[Business Leaders Support President Obama's Plan to Reduce Carbon Pollution]]> On Tuesday, President Obama laid out his plan to reduce carbon pollution—just like we have for other toxins like mercury and arsenic—so we protect the health of our children, move our economy toward American-made clean energy sources that will create good jobs and lower energy bills, and begin to slow the effects of climate change.  The plan was immediately met with broad support from business leaders across a broad array of industries. Here’s a quick look at what they’re saying:  

Walmart | Mike Duke, President and CEO 

We applaud the President and his administration for their commitment to renewable energy and conservation. Investing in renewable energy and energy conservation are good for business, good for communities and good for the environment. When we use less energy, that’s less energy we have to buy, and that means less waste and more savings for our customers. Over the last few years we’ve made meaningful progress towards our goal to be supplied by 100 percent renewable energy. Walmart now has over 300 renewable energy projects in operation or under development around the world, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named us the number one user of onsite renewable energy. As we continue on our journey we will continue to leverage our scale in purchasing energy so we can drive down technology costs and make renewable power more affordable for everyone.

Dominion Resources | Thomas F. Farrell II, Chairman, President and CEO

“Dominion has long been committed to a comprehensive national energy and environmental policy that balances the nation’s needs for clean, reliable and affordable energy with reducing our environmental footprint  -- a plan that is cost effective, economy wide and market based. …As the President’s proposal recognizes, the nation must continue to rely on an “all of the above” approach that includes renewable energy, advanced nuclear, natural gas and clean coal technologies as well as energy efficiency, conservation and demand-side management. The key will be doing so in a way that recognizes the broader energy and economic issues through regulatory certainty, compliance flexibility, technological feasibility and cost effectiveness.” 

American Electric Power | Melissa McHenry, Spokeswoman

“The President appears to be taking a balanced approach to addressing the issue. The focus on resilience, clean coal technologies, electric vehicles, energy efficiency and transmission investment demonstrates that the Administration is looking at a full portfolio of actions to address the issue - not just cutting emissions from power plants. We look forward to working with the Administration to support those efforts.”

Nike | Hannah Jones, VP Sustainable Business & Innovation

“Nike applauds President Obama’s leadership to mitigate climate change.  Nike, together with a number of other companies, has signed the BICEP Climate Declaration urging action on climate change and we are supportive of the President’s focus on tackling this systemic challenge.  Now is the time to work together on an innovative, bold framework.   We look forward to reviewing the details of the President’s plans and working with the Administration, Congress, and other businesses to move forward on strategies to address climate change.”

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<![CDATA[Franklin Resources Announces Quarterly Dividend and 3 for 1 Stock Split]]> Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN) announced a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.29 per share payable on July 8, 2013 to stockholders of record holding shares of common stock at the close of business on June 24, 2013. The quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share is equivalent

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<![CDATA[Top 4 Large-Cap Stocks In The Asset Management Industry With The Highest Operating Margin]]> Below are the top large-cap asset management stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of operating margin.

The trailing-twelve-month operating margin at T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ: TROW) is 45.73%. T. Rowe Price's revenue for the same period is $3.11 billion.

The trailing-twelve-month operating margin at BlackRock (NYSE:

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<![CDATA[Market Wrap-Up for May 21 (CCL, BBY, HD, DKS, more)]]> <![CDATA[Market Wrap-Up for May 13 (BLK, BEN, MOS, YUM, WYNN, more)]]> <![CDATA[Citigroup Upgrades Franklin Resources to “Buy” (BEN)]]> <![CDATA[Top 4 NYSE Stocks In The Asset Management Industry With The Highest EPS Estimates For The Next Quarter]]> Below are the top asset management stocks on the NYSE in terms of earnings estimate for the next quarter.

BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) is likely to earn $4.02 per share in the September quarter. BlackRock had $28.19 billion in total cash for the latest quarter.

Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN)

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<![CDATA[Sterne Agee Downgrades Franklin Resources (BEN)]]> <![CDATA[UPDATE: Sterne Agee Downgrades Franklin Resources to Neutral on Fairly Balanced Risk/Reward]]> In a report published Thursday, Sterne Agee analyst Jason Weyeneth downgraded the rating on Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN) from Buy to Neutral, and lowered the price target from $172.00 to $170.00.

In the report, Weyeneth noted, “Fundamentally, while the organic growth outlook remains strong, the margin and capital management

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<![CDATA[Franklin Resources Reports Higher Profits; Beats Estimates (BEN)]]> <![CDATA[Pfizer, NYSE among Tuesday’s stocks to watch]]> <![CDATA[West Wing Week: 04/19/13 or “Selflessly. Compassionately. Unafraid.”]]> This week, the President responded to the terror attack in Boston, met with Americorps volunteers, invited the Wounded Warrior riders to the White House, and for the first time, asked a citizen to deliver the weekly address.

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<![CDATA[President Obama: "Why I'm not giving the Weekly Address"]]> This morning, President Obama, sent the message below to the White House email list, explaining why he asked Francine Wheeler to deliver the Weekly Address. If you didn't get the email, be sure to sign up.

Hello, everybody --

Each week, like many presidents before me, I sit down to record a short address to the nation. It's something I take very seriously because it offers a chance to bring focus to an issue that needs to be part of the national dialogue.

But today, I've asked someone to take my place.

Francine Wheeler is a mother. She and her family live in Newtown, Connecticut. Four months ago, her six year-old son Ben was murdered in his elementary school, along with 19 other children and six brave educators.

Joined by her husband David, Francine shares her perspective about the steps we can take to reduce gun violence and prevent the kind of tragedy she understands all too well.

It's a message that every American should hear:

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<![CDATA[Weekly Address: Sandy Hook Victim’s Mother Calls for Commonsense Gun Responsibility Reforms]]> This week’s address is delivered by Francine Wheeler, whose six year old son, Ben, was murdered alongside nineteen other children and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, four months ago. Now, Francine – joined by her husband David – is asking the American people to help prevent this type of tragedy from happening to more families like hers. Since that terrible day in December, thousands more Americans have died, and thousands more families have suffered the pain of losing a loved one to violence. Now that the Senate has agreed that commonsense gun safety reforms deserve a vote, they must finish the job and pass those reforms to protect our children and our communities. Now is the time for all Americans to help make this a moment of real change.

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Learn more about President Obama's plan for commonsense gun safety reforms.

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<![CDATA[These Are the 100 Highest-Paid CEOs in Business Today]]> The New York Times has published a list of the 100 highest-paid CEOS at U.S. public companies in 2012. Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) chief executive Larry Ellison is far and away the highest paid CEO on the list, as his $96.2 million in 2012 compensation dwarfs every other member

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Jefferies Raises PT on Franklin Resources on 1Q13 Preview]]> In a report published Friday, Jefferies analyst Daniel T. Fannon reiterated a Hold rating on Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN), and raised the price target from $142.00 to $155.00.

In the report, Fannon noted, “Both the traditional and alternative asset managers will begin reporting 1Q13 earnings the week of April

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<![CDATA[Jefferies Raises Estimates on Franklin Resources (BEN)]]> <![CDATA[BMO Capital Boosts Estimates on Franklin Resources (BEN)]]> <![CDATA[Franklin Resources Upgraded at KBW (BEN)]]> <![CDATA[Market Wrap-Up for Feb.1 (JPM, MS, EMN, MRK, PRGO, AXP, more)]]> <![CDATA[Franklin Resources Q1 Profit Rises; Adjusted Net Tops Wall Street View, Revenue In-Line (BEN)]]> <![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For February 1, 2013]]> Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) is estimated to report its Q4 earnings at $2.00 per share on revenue of $115.22 billion.

Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) is projected to report its Q4 earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $2.29 billion.

Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to

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<![CDATA[Market Wrap-Up for Dec.28 (HPQ, XOM, CVX, DB, BEN, TROW, more)]]> <![CDATA[Top 4 Large-Cap Stocks In The Asset Management Industry With The Highest ROE]]> Below are the top large-cap asset management stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of return on equity.

The trailing-twelve-month return on equity at T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ: TROW) is 23.57%. T. Rowe Price's revenue for the same period is $2.91 billion.

The trailing-twelve-month return on equity

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