FGSRX: Franklin Growth R

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FGSRX Franklin Growth R


Profile

FGSRX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 13.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 11.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 11.3%
  • Net Assets $19.6 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 30.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$126.50
$80.74
$136.95

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.08%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 4.91%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000
  • IRA $250

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 13.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.20%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Franklin Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date
    Jan 02, 2002
  • Shares Outstanding
    3324364
  • Share Class
    Retirement
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Serena Perin Vinton

Fund Description

The fund invests substantially in the equity securities of companies that are leaders in their industries. Although it normally invests substantially in the equity securities (principally common stocks) of U.S.-based large and medium market capitalization companies, the fund may invest in companies in new and emerging industries where growth is expected to be above average and may invest up to 25% of its assets in smaller companies.


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Performance

FGSRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FGSRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.0% -91.6% 77.8% 62.09%
1 Yr 14.1% -92.0% 93.4% 57.18%
3 Yr 11.7%* -59.0% 37.0% 23.83%
5 Yr 11.3%* -41.4% 31.7% 19.07%
10 Yr 12.2%* -18.4% 17.6% 14.74%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FGSRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 24.8% -67.9% 49.9% 43.05%
2018 -4.8% -65.5% 10.6% 15.26%
2017 23.3% -46.3% 52.2% 25.51%
2016 4.4% -56.6% 15.3% 23.62%
2015 -1.6% -82.5% 11.4% 37.16%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FGSRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.0% -91.6% 77.8% 62.09%
1 Yr 14.1% -92.0% 93.4% 57.10%
3 Yr 12.7%* -57.9% 37.0% 38.29%
5 Yr 13.4%* -38.8% 31.7% 28.61%
10 Yr 13.4%* -16.8% 21.4% 32.40%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FGSRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 24.8% -67.9% 49.9% 43.36%
2018 -4.8% -65.5% 16.5% 35.93%
2017 26.5% -28.2% 52.2% 46.07%
2016 8.1% -56.6% 17.1% 13.47%
2015 1.7% -38.0% 17.3% 50.05%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

FGSRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FGSRX Category Low Category High FGSRX % Rank
Net Assets 19.6 B 818 K 235 B 7.42%
Number of Holdings 134 1 2263 18.64%
Net Assets in Top 10 5.54 B 399 K 71.6 B 13.79%
Weighting of Top 10 30.47% 13.5% 100.0% 90.30%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 6.22%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 5.94%
  3. Microsoft Corp 4.14%
  4. ServiceNow Inc 2.41%
  5. Mastercard Inc A 2.37%
  6. Mettler-Toledo International Inc 2.18%
  7. Northrop Grumman Corp 1.95%
  8. Union Pacific Corp 1.92%
  9. Intuitive Surgical Inc 1.68%
  10. Intuit Inc 1.67%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FGSRX % Rank
Stocks
99.78% 60.93% 103.32% 16.74%
Cash
0.22% -3.33% 39.07% 81.21%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.55% 76.44%
Other
0.00% -1.64% 4.98% 77.27%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.70% 74.09%
Bonds
0.00% -0.48% 13.73% 75.38%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FGSRX % Rank
Technology
27.35% 4.67% 54.73% 67.80%
Healthcare
20.36% 0.00% 60.93% 11.74%
Industrials
18.23% 0.00% 24.88% 0.98%
Consumer Cyclical
8.20% 0.00% 44.53% 96.14%
Financial Services
7.90% 0.00% 41.40% 78.48%
Communication Services
7.13% 0.00% 34.83% 89.32%
Basic Materials
3.78% 0.00% 13.33% 10.76%
Consumer Defense
3.49% 0.00% 19.15% 56.59%
Real Estate
2.21% 0.00% 22.16% 38.18%
Utilities
1.35% 0.00% 11.79% 15.53%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 7.94% 84.85%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FGSRX % Rank
US
93.82% 60.93% 100.05% 50.23%
Non US
5.96% 0.00% 18.83% 37.73%

Expenses

FGSRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FGSRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.08% 0.01% 24.73% 48.67%
Management Fee 0.44% 0.00% 1.40% 13.37%
12b-1 Fee 0.50% 0.00% 1.00% 68.98%
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.01% 1.02% 80.05%

Sales Fees

FGSRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.50% 8.50% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

FGSRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 2.00% N/A

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.

FGSRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 4.91% 0.00% 464.00% 2.23%

Distributions

FGSRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FGSRX Category Low Category High FGSRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 19.97% 74.81%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FGSRX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FGSRX Category Low Category High FGSRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.20% -8.87% 2.43% 38.26%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FGSRX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

FGSRX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Serena Perin Vinton


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 30, 2008

11.76

11.8%

Serena Perin Vinton is an SVP and portfolio manager with Franklin Equity Group. Ms. Perin Vinton joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1991. She served as an analyst and portfolio manager in the international fixed-income group for four years, before joining the Franklin Equity Group in 1995. Ms. Perin Vinton previously worked as a research assistant for a British member of Parliament in London. Ms. Perin Vinton earned her B.A. in business economics from Brown University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Robert Rendler


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2016

4.34

4.3%

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

Christopher Anderson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 01, 2020

0.58

0.6%

Chris Anderson is a research analyst and portfolio manager with the Franklin Equity Group, focusing on equity research and analysis of companies in the business services and insurance industries. Mr. Anderson previously was an investment associate at Blum Capital Partners, an investment associate at Fox Paine & Company and an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Anderson holds a B.Sc in management science and engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.02 37.28 8.3 1.34