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TEPLX Templeton Growth A

  • Fund
  • TEPLX
  • Price as of: Dec 15, 2017
  • $26.88
  • - $0.42
  • - 1.54%
  • Category
  • Global Equities

TEPLX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 14.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.3%
  • Net Assets $14.1 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 20.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$26.88
$23.53
$27.44

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.06%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 29.17%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Global Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style World Large Stock

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 14.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.55%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.3%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency None

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Templeton Growth Fund, Inc.
  • Fund Family Name Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date Nov 29, 1954
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Norman J. Boersma

Fund Description

The Templeton Growth Fund, Inc. Class A (TEPLX) is an actively managed fund that seeks to grow investor capital. The fund focuses on both domestic and international growth stocks across the globe. TEPLX may also invest in emerging-market stocks. The fund uses various fundamental metrics to find those stocks that have great growth prospects and that are trading for low valuations. The fund mainly holds large-cap equities.

Given its “go anywhere” approach to finding growth, TEPLX makes for a great subcore position in a broader equity portfolio. The fund is managed by Franklin Advisers.

TEPLX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 14.1% -31.9% 59.2% 60.79% 4
1 Yr 18.9% -56.3% 56.2% 64.18% 4
3 Yr 4.8% * -7.1% 23.7% 77.63% 4
5 Yr 9.3% * -4.5% 27.4% 69.49% 4
10 Yr 3.0% * -4.9% 16.9% 80.23% 5

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 7.5% -73.5% 33.8% 13.34% 1
2015 -8.0% -27.7% 17.2% 66.11% 4
2014 -4.6% -40.2% 27.0% 60.91% 4
2013 28.5% -23.4% 52.0% 17.41% 1
2012 19.3% -33.0% 30.2% 19.27% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 14.1% -31.9% 59.2% 60.84% 4
1 Yr 12.0% -38.6% 185.9% 78.11% 4
3 Yr 2.8% * -8.2% 35.8% 87.42% 5
5 Yr 8.0% * -4.9% 27.4% 80.64% 5
10 Yr 2.4% * -5.0% 16.9% 85.55% 5

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 7.5% -73.5% 33.8% 16.60% 1
2015 -8.0% -25.3% 23.7% 82.30% 5
2014 -2.0% -13.6% 47.6% 80.62% 5
2013 31.7% -4.2% 170.1% 40.07% 2
2012 23.4% -23.9% 350.8% 32.55% 2

NAV & Total Return History

TEPLX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 14.1 B 9.87 K 96.2 B 1.04% 1
Number of Holdings 90 1 7899 10.87% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 2.91 B -989 K 18.5 B 1.23% 1
Weighting of Top 10 20.5% 0.0% 192.1% 23.82% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 2.79%
  2. Citigroup Inc 2.17%
  3. Amgen Inc 2.01%
  4. Royal Dutch Shell PLC B 2.58%
  5. Oracle Corp 2.39%
  6. Standard Chartered PLC 1.68%
  7. Navistar International Corp 1.79%
  8. BP PLC 1.72%
  9. Baidu Inc ADR 1.70%
  10. AXA SA 1.68%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
94.63% 0.00% 132.91% 17.96% 4
Cash
4.68% -35.60% 102.01% 8.79% 2
Bonds
0.69% -0.09% 108.06% 5.10% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 8.79% 7.47% 5
Other
0.00% -39.54% 40.46% 16.26% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 29.43% 2.08% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
20.32% 0.00% 40.61% 6.53% 1
Healthcare
17.09% 0.00% 48.64% 3.03% 1
Technology
14.99% 0.00% 80.90% 15.70% 3
Energy
11.87% -0.61% 50.80% 2.18% 1
Communication Services
7.98% -1.23% 76.60% 3.60% 1
Industrials
7.45% 0.00% 88.19% 23.84% 4
Consumer Cyclical
7.11% 0.00% 55.04% 25.45% 5
Basic Materials
4.30% 0.00% 33.86% 13.72% 3
Consumer Defense
2.26% -0.70% 52.76% 27.25% 5
Utilities
1.27% 0.00% 86.36% 14.29% 3
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 91.10% 20.25% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Non US
58.14% 0.00% 100.00% 5.48% 1
US
36.49% 0.00% 126.77% 24.76% 4

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
4.68% -60.45% 102.01% 8.42% 2
Corporate
0.69% 0.00% 81.57% 6.81% 2
Derivative
0.00% -13.37% 47.30% 1.70% 5
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 28.36% 1.80% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 2.06% 0.95% 5
Government
0.00% -1.52% 98.20% 5.58% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
US
0.69% -0.09% 98.20% 4.73% 1
Non US
0.00% -2.53% 68.48% 3.31% 5

TEPLX - Expenses

Operational Fees

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.06% 0.00% 323.68% 24.20% 2
Management Fee 0.68% 0.00% 1.95% 3.97% 2
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 1.86% 3
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.01% 0.45% 1.84% 5

Sales Fees

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High TEPLX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 0.50% 5
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High TEPLX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.08% 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.

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High TEPLX Rank Quintile
Turnover 29.17% 0.00% 2270.00% 13.09% 2

TEPLX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.3% 0.00% 2.38% 20.71% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency None Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.55% -1.92% 6.26% 13.71% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

TEPLX - Managers

Norman J. Boersma

Lead Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2011

Tenure

6.76

Tenure Rank

4.8%

Chief Investment Officer, Templeton Global Equity Group President, Templeton Global Advisors Limited Nassau, Bahamas Norman J. Boersma is the chief investment officer of Templeton Global Equity Group (TGEG) and president of Templeton Global Advisors. He is also lead portfolio manager for Templeton Growth Fund and Templeton Growth (Euro) Fund and related strategies, as well as co-portfolio manager for Templeton World Fund.


James Harper

Manager

Start Date

Aug 01, 2010

Tenure

7.34

Tenure Rank

4.4%

James Harper, CFA, Portfolio Manager, is an executive vice president for the Templeton Global Equity Group. Mr. Harper has research responsibility for global insurers. Mr. Harper joined Templeton Global Advisors in 2007.


Heather Arnold

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2014

Tenure

3.92

Tenure Rank

8.2%

Heather Arnold is the director of research for the Templeton Global Equity Group, as well as a portfolio manager and research analyst. Ms. Arnold has 30 years industry experience, 11 of which have been at Templeton. Ms. Arnold holds an M.B.A. from York University (Canada) and a B.A. in economics and art history from Queen's University (Canada), and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.


Tucker Scott

Manager

Start Date

Oct 31, 2007

Tenure

10.09

Tenure Rank

2.6%

Tucker Scott, CFA, Portfolio Manager, is an executive vice president for the Templeton Global Equity Group with responsibility for institutional and retail accounts. Mr. Scott has global research responsibility for the metals and mining industries. He joined the firm in 1996.Prior to joining Templeton in 1996, he worked for Aeltus Investment Management, where his industry coverage included telecommunication equipment and financial services.


Christopher James Peel

Manager

Start Date

Jun 30, 2016

Tenure

1.42

Tenure Rank

10.7%

Christopher Peel is a vice president and research analyst for the Templeton Global Equity Group. Mr. Peel has global research responsibility for software and energy equipment and services. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2007, he was a commercial analyst at Lloyds TSB Group. Mr. Peel holds a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder


Herbert J. Arnett

Manager

Start Date

Jun 30, 2016

Tenure

1.42

Tenure Rank

10.7%

Herbert Arnett is Vice President and Research Analyst for the Templeton Global Equity Group. Mr. Arnett has global research responsibilities for large-cap and small-cap Media, Internet Software and Services, as well US Telecoms. He serves as Coordinator for the Consumer Sector Team. Previously, Mr. Arnett was the lead hedge fund trader with Templeton's Global Equity Trading Group, where he traded European and North American markets. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 1996, Mr. Arnett worked at Union Bancarie Privee, Nassau, Bahamas, in international private banking, specializing in money market, foreign exchange and derivative instruments. Mr. Arnett holds a B.A. in finance and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

35.2

Category Average

6.05

Category Mode

0.7