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FBLAX Franklin Balanced A

  • Fund
  • FBLAX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $11.84
  • + $0.01
  • + 0.09%
  • Category
  • Diversified Portfolio

FBLAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 7.6%
  • Net Assets $3.27 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 14.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$11.84
$10.40
$11.84

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.06%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 69.23%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Diversified Portfolio
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Allocation--50% to 70% Equity

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.56%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Franklin Balanced Fund
  • Fund Family Name Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date Jul 03, 2006
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Shawn Lyons

FBLAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.1% -65.8% 22.5% 8.85% 1
1 Yr 6.5% -30.1% 18.0% 5.90% 1
3 Yr 6.5% * -14.0% 12.6% 16.43% 1
5 Yr 7.6% * -13.4% 12.2% 22.87% 2
10 Yr 6.0% * -5.6% 9.0% 21.18% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -5.9% -61.2% 48.7% 42.12% 3
2014 N/A -11.0% 4.5% N/A N/A
2013 N/A -11.5% 25.9% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 5.1% 15.7% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -7.3% 5.7% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.1% -65.8% 22.5% 8.96% 1
1 Yr 0.3% -30.1% 17.0% 48.63% 3
3 Yr 4.4% * -15.0% 12.6% 46.09% 3
5 Yr 6.3% * -13.7% 12.2% 39.23% 2
10 Yr 5.4% * -5.6% 9.0% 36.62% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -5.9% -61.2% 48.7% 42.12% 3
2014 N/A -11.0% 9.6% N/A N/A
2013 N/A -4.1% 29.6% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 7.8% 20.7% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -3.5% 11.7% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

FBLAX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

FBLAX Category Low Category High FBLAX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 3.27 B 81.4 K 102 B 3.06% 1
Number of Holdings 172 1 12089 9.43% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 459 M -654 M 19.5 B 7.05% 2
Weighting of Top 10 14.0% 0.0% 246.1% 28.05% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Verizon Communications Inc 1.37%
  2. Microsoft Corp 1.56%
  3. Texas Instruments Inc 1.44%
  4. Chevron Corp 1.60%
  5. Pfizer Inc 1.34%
  6. JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.61%
  7. Apple Inc 1.31%
  8. Target Corp 1.28%
  9. Citigroup Inc New 1.25%
  10. Raytheon Co 1.25%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High FBLAX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
54.00% -3.90% 139.24% 14.25% 3
Bonds
32.44% -0.39% 98.35% 15.99% 3
Cash
8.08% -80.76% 100.06% 14.55% 3
Preferred Stocks
3.91% -0.04% 36.35% 2.06% 1
Other
1.57% -9.98% 131.62% 11.76% 3
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 33.12% 6.86% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FBLAX % Rank Quintile
Technology
8.87% -11.24% 86.30% 9.15% 2
Financial Services
7.39% -5.44% 81.82% 12.53% 3
Industrials
6.38% -4.76% 59.46% 11.00% 2
Healthcare
5.33% -0.78% 26.13% 14.72% 3
Energy
5.23% -3.72% 31.87% 4.97% 1
Basic Materials
3.96% -3.08% 25.70% 3.44% 1
Consumer Defense
3.22% -6.80% 33.05% 14.11% 4
Communication Services
2.48% -2.19% 32.13% 6.87% 2
Consumer Cyclical
1.90% -6.71% 67.05% 21.12% 4
Utilities
1.85% -6.48% 56.47% 7.89% 2
Real Estate
0.74% -2.11% 51.75% 16.76% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FBLAX % Rank Quintile
US
42.51% -123.16% 136.63% 12.59% 2
Non US
11.49% -2.43% 163.55% 13.09% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FBLAX % Rank Quintile
Corporate
36.35% 0.00% 93.84% 3.48% 1
Cash & Equivalents
8.08% -80.82% 157.26% 13.82% 3
Securitized
0.00% -0.01% 42.26% 22.29% 5
Derivative
0.00% -84.53% 22.60% 2.97% 3
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 137.36% 7.60% 5
Government
0.00% -160.96% 76.37% 26.32% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FBLAX % Rank Quintile
US
27.14% -31.85% 93.68% 15.42% 3
Non US
5.30% -57.44% 70.46% 12.08% 3

FBLAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.06% 0.00% 165.34% 14.24% 3
Management Fee 0.64% 0.00% 2.55% 2.98% 4
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 0.95% 3
Administrative Fee 0.20% 0.00% 0.83% 1.30% 5

Sales Fees

FBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FBLAX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.14% 5.75% 0.23% 5
Deferred Load N/A 0.75% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

FBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FBLAX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.11% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

FBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FBLAX Rank Quintile
Turnover 69.23% 0.00% 5473.00% 9.09% 4

FBLAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FBLAX Category Low Category High FBLAX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.4% 0.00% 11.33% 14.37% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FBLAX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FBLAX Category Low Category High FBLAX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.56% -2.96% 9.94% 7.78% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FBLAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

FBLAX - Managers

Shawn Lyons

Manager

Start Date

Jul 03, 2006

Tenure

10.08

Tenure Rank

1.7%

Shawn Lyons is the Portfolio Manager for Franklin US Money Market Fund. Shawn Lyons is the head of the Money Market group and portfolio manager of the taxable money funds. Mr. Lyons joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1996. Mr. Lyons received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the Security Analysts of San Francisco (SASF) and the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR).


Brent Loder

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2011

Tenure

5.42

Tenure Rank

3.4%

Brent Loder is a vice president, portfolio manager and research analyst with the Franklin Equity Group. He is a member of the Franklin Core/Hybrid team and several portfolios, including Franklin Focus Core Equity Fund. He is a co-manager of Franklin Balanced Fund. Mr. Loder is also a member of the Securities and Financial Services team and specializes in research on payment/transaction processes.


Blair Schmicker

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2011

Tenure

5.42

Tenure Rank

3.4%

Mr. Schmicker has been a portfolio manager with Franklin Advisers, Inc. since 2009, providing research and advice on the purchases and sales of individual securities, and portfolio risk assessment. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 2007. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments in 2007, he worked as an associate at Aetos Capital and as an analyst at Credit Suisse.


Edward D. Perks

Lead Manager

Start Date

Jul 03, 2006

Tenure

10.08

Tenure Rank

1.7%

Edward D. Perks, CFA, is Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Franklin Templeton. Mr. Perks joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1992. Prior to his current role, he served as the chief investment officer of Franklin Equity Group (FEG). He has also served as FEG's director of portfolio management. Mr. Perks holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Yale University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute, and the Security Analysts of San Francisco (SASF).


Alan E. Muschott

Manager

Start Date

Jul 03, 2006

Tenure

10.08

Tenure Rank

1.7%

Mr. Muschott is a vice president of Franklin Advisers, Inc. He has been with Franklin Templeton Investments since 1998. Mr. Muschott holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

35.6

Category Average

5.33

Category Mode

1.6