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FKGRX Franklin Growth A

  • Fund
  • FKGRX
  • Price as of: May 25, 2017
  • $86.31
  • + $0.53
  • + 0.62%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

FKGRX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 12.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 10.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.0%
  • Net Assets $12.9 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 20.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$86.31
$70.98
$86.31

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.88%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 7.53%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Large Cap Growth Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 12.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.63%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.3%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Franklin Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date Apr 01, 1948
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Serena Perin Vinton

Fund Description

The Franklin Growth Series Class A (FKGRX) is an actively managed mutual fund that seeks to increase investor capital over the long term. Managers at FKGRX seek large and well-established companies that produce ample free cash flow and earnings growth. The fund buys and holds for long periods of time. FKGRX focuses its research on large-cap U.S. stocks, however, the fund may invest up to 40% of its assets in foreign companies that meet its criteria.

Given its long-term mandate and relatively low costs, FKGRX is suitable as a core option for investors looking to overweight growth stocks. The fund is managed by Franklin Capital Advisors.

FKGRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 12.7% -97.0% 27.5% 49.48% 3
1 Yr 18.7% -52.0% 75.7% 32.51% 2
3 Yr 10.9% * -15.1% 30.2% 29.73% 2
5 Yr 13.0% * 1.0% 18.3% 32.55% 2
10 Yr 8.0% * 0.0% 12.4% 34.71% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 4.4% -56.6% 121.2% 19.02% 1
2015 -1.8% -40.3% 11.4% 33.15% 2
2014 14.6% -30.1% 42.9% 3.39% 1
2013 28.8% -11.8% 56.4% 41.35% 3
2012 13.4% -21.6% 29.1% 52.66% 3

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 12.7% -97.0% 27.5% 49.41% 3
1 Yr 11.9% -71.3% 2606.2% 73.38% 4
3 Yr 8.7% * -21.9% 43.7% 58.48% 3
5 Yr 11.6% * -0.2% 18.3% 56.83% 3
10 Yr 7.4% * -0.5% 12.4% 47.80% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 4.4% -56.6% 126.1% 21.40% 2
2015 2.1% -17.8% 28.8% 58.63% 3
2014 15.6% -10.0% 382.6% 25.18% 2
2013 31.4% -2.9% 615.0% 89.92% 5
2012 14.8% -100.0% 357.8% 86.23% 5

NAV & Total Return History

FKGRX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Mar 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

FKGRX Category Low Category High FKGRX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 12.9 B 373 K 159 B 1.67% 1
Number of Holdings 166 1 2232 4.43% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 2.67 B 0 39.5 B 2.38% 1
Weighting of Top 10 20.8% 0.0% 150.9% 29.05% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 4.56%
  2. Walt Disney Co 1.52%
  3. Northrop Grumman Corp 2.03%
  4. Alaska Air Group Inc 2.29%
  5. Amazon.com Inc 2.41%
  6. Microsoft Corp 1.74%
  7. Union Pacific Corp 1.67%
  8. Mettler-Toledo International Inc 1.58%
  9. General Dynamics Corp 1.45%
  10. Boeing Co 1.51%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High FKGRX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
96.20% 0.00% 110.07% 15.87% 4
Cash
3.80% -10.07% 100.00% 6.17% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 7.68% 2.19% 4
Other
0.00% -1.57% 24.55% 6.43% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.34% 0.71% 4
Bonds
0.00% -0.10% 77.26% 3.41% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FKGRX % Rank Quintile
Industrials
26.10% -0.37% 26.15% 0.13% 1
Healthcare
21.57% -1.03% 96.31% 2.57% 1
Technology
21.37% -1.29% 52.31% 21.14% 4
Consumer Cyclical
7.28% -2.22% 42.19% 27.38% 5
Financial Services
6.39% -2.38% 34.92% 25.51% 5
Basic Materials
4.89% -1.18% 13.41% 4.31% 1
Consumer Defense
3.94% -1.43% 23.86% 20.31% 4
Energy
2.26% -1.24% 16.19% 14.01% 3
Communication Services
1.27% 0.00% 13.67% 17.29% 4
Utilities
0.67% -1.48% 8.22% 5.78% 1
Real Estate
0.47% -0.03% 12.80% 12.72% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FKGRX % Rank Quintile
US
92.07% 0.00% 110.07% 16.07% 4
Non US
4.13% 0.00% 90.52% 14.27% 3

FKGRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FKGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.88% 0.00% 24.91% 13.50% 2
Management Fee 0.45% 0.00% 1.50% 3.98% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 1.25% 3
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.00% 1.00% 1.64% 4

Sales Fees

FKGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FKGRX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 1.50% 8.50% 1.18% 4
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

FKGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FKGRX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 5.00% 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.

FKGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FKGRX Rank Quintile
Turnover 7.53% 0.00% 601.00% 13.95% 1

FKGRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FKGRX Category Low Category High FKGRX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.3% 0.00% 2.85% 9.67% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FKGRX Category Low Category High FKGRX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.63% -7.69% 3.70% 6.82% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

FKGRX - Managers

Serena Perin Vinton

Manager

Start Date

Nov 30, 2008

Tenure

8.42

Tenure Rank

5.5%

Vinton is vice president and portfolio manager of Franklin Advisers, Inc. She provides research and advice on the purchases and sales of individual securities and portfolio risk assessment. Vinton joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1991. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a research assistant for a member of Parliament in London. Vinton holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Robert Rendler

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 2016

Tenure

1.0

Tenure Rank

12.3%

Robert Rendler, CFA, is Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst of Franklin Templeton Investments. Mr. Rendler joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 2005.


John Anderson

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 2016

Tenure

1.0

Tenure Rank

12.3%

John Anderson joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 2014. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments, he was a research analyst at Lakeview Investment Group and an associate at ThinkEquity Partners, a full-service investment bank.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

49.4

Category Average

7.37

Category Mode

2.3