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FKGRX Franklin Growth A

  • Fund
  • FKGRX
  • Price as of: May 20, 2019
  • $104.41 - $0.93 - 0.88%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

FKGRX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 16.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 12.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.1%
  • Net Assets $16.2 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 25.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$104.41
$83.99
$108.43

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.83%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.50%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 6.05%

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 16.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.41%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Franklin Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date Apr 01, 1948
  • Shares Outstanding 85415027
  • 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 (%)
YTD 16.0% -7.9% 26.7% 64.72%
1 Yr 5.1% -63.9% 13.6% 10.66%
3 Yr 12.5%* -38.0% 20.9% 12.63%
5 Yr 9.1%* -30.7% 21.4% 9.57%
10 Yr 13.3%* -12.3% 17.3% 8.98%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -4.8% -65.5% 5.0% 10.76%
2017 23.4% -24.8% 41.0% 22.36%
2016 4.4% -56.6% 18.1% 23.43%
2015 -1.8% -38.0% 11.4% 37.22%
2014 14.6% -52.4% 105.4% 2.28%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 16.0% 0.0% 26.7% 64.63%
1 Yr 5.1% -63.9% 26.9% 32.95%
3 Yr 14.9%* -38.0% 27.3% 27.21%
5 Yr 11.4%* -30.7% 30.0% 24.78%
10 Yr 14.8%* -12.3% 19.0% 22.32%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -4.8% -65.5% 16.5% 32.46%
2017 26.8% -24.8% 48.9% 40.67%
2016 8.4% -56.6% 26.8% 15.74%
2015 2.0% -38.0% 17.3% 46.95%
2014 14.9% -52.4% 120.7% 5.21%

NAV & Total Return History

FKGRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FKGRX Category Low Category High FKGRX % Rank
Net Assets 16.2 B 898 K 195 B 7.60%
Number of Holdings 133 6 2046 21.92%
Net Assets in Top 10 3.97 B 519 K 54.6 B 13.71%
Weighting of Top 10 25.42% 12.8% 2580.2% 86.38%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 4.92%

  2. Amazon.com Inc 3.95%

  3. Boeing Co 2.66%

  4. Microsoft Corp 2.54%

  5. Union Pacific Corp 2.15%

  6. Mastercard Inc A 2.09%

  7. Mettler-Toledo International Inc 1.95%

  8. Northrop Grumman Corp 1.88%

  9. Intuit Inc 1.66%

  10. Intuitive Surgical Inc 1.63%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FKGRX % Rank
Stocks
98.75% 17.54% 113.56% 35.81%
Cash
1.24% -2546.61% 57.26% 57.82%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 14.01% 59.83%
Other
0.00% -13.96% 43.00% 63.58%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.57% 54.76%
Bonds
0.00% -0.01% 2544.23% 54.93%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKGRX % Rank
Technology
25.12% 0.00% 62.60% 70.13%
Industrials
23.82% 0.00% 25.15% 0.44%
Healthcare
20.76% 0.00% 96.81% 8.12%
Financial Services
8.32% 0.00% 39.70% 83.23%
Consumer Cyclical
7.93% 0.00% 35.86% 94.50%
Basic Materials
4.80% 0.00% 12.25% 10.04%
Consumer Defense
3.41% 0.00% 16.35% 67.95%
Communication Services
1.95% 0.00% 14.60% 47.77%
Utilities
1.07% 0.00% 15.76% 21.31%
Energy
0.98% 0.00% 14.90% 49.26%
Real Estate
0.58% 0.00% 9.48% 53.19%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKGRX % Rank
US
94.64% 6.81% 113.56% 38.52%
Non US
4.11% 0.00% 91.58% 51.18%

FKGRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FKGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.83% 0.00% 15.15% 71.79%
Management Fee 0.44% 0.00% 1.44% 17.29%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 42.56%
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.00% 1.02% 75.08%

Sales Fees

FKGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.50% 2.50% 8.50% 62.19%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

FKGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 5.00% 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 Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 6.05% 0.00% 650.00% 4.28%

FKGRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FKGRX Category Low Category High FKGRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 0.12% 23.76%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FKGRX Category Low Category High FKGRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.41% -14.30% 2.62% 26.99%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

FKGRX - Managers

Serena Perin Vinton

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 30, 2008

10.42

10.4%

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

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2016

3.0

3.0%

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

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2016

3.0

3.0%

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

51.36

Category Average

8.53

Category Mode

0.0