TEMFX: Templeton Foreign A

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TEMFX Templeton Foreign A

  • Fund
  • TEMFX
  • Price as of: Dec 12, 2019
  • $7.33
    + $0.08 + 1.10%

Profile

TEMFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 9.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 0.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.2%
  • Net Assets $4.38 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 27.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$7.33
$6.42
$7.39

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.15%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.50%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 30.81%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 9.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.69%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 2.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Templeton Foreign Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date
    Oct 05, 1982
  • Shares Outstanding
    336924803
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Norman J. Boersma

Fund Description

The Templeton Foreign Fund Class A (TEMFX) is an actively managed fund that aims to grow investor capital over the long term. The fund uses a bottom-up approach, combing for international undervalued equities with strong growth potential. This growth potential must be achievable for at least five years; the fund tends to hold stocks for longer periods of time to reflect this mandate. TEMFX includes both developed and emerging markets as well as multiple market-cap sizes.

As a foreign value fund, TEMFX makes an ideal subcore position in a portfolio for investors looking to overweight international value stocks. The fund is managed by Franklin Advisers.


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Performance

TEMFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TEMFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 9.7% 2.6% 21.4% 89.18%
1 Yr 4.1% -10.5% 17.7% 80.00%
3 Yr 0.4%* -6.4% 9.4% 77.53%
5 Yr 0.2%* -3.8% 5.3% 52.44%
10 Yr 1.1%* -3.7% 6.0% 57.89%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TEMFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -17.2% -35.7% -7.4% 15.97%
2017 15.5% 8.4% 27.7% 84.21%
2016 9.6% -9.2% 208.8% 7.88%
2015 -8.5% -27.8% 5.1% 69.12%
2014 -16.1% -17.3% -2.2% 97.46%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TEMFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 9.7% 2.6% 21.4% 89.18%
1 Yr 4.1% -10.5% 17.7% 84.59%
3 Yr 0.4%* -6.4% 9.0% 91.39%
5 Yr 0.2%* -3.5% 6.8% 78.22%
10 Yr 1.1%* -3.7% 6.0% 90.79%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TEMFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -17.2% -35.7% -6.2% 39.58%
2017 15.5% 10.5% 30.2% 90.23%
2016 9.6% -7.3% 219.6% 12.03%
2015 -8.5% -26.3% 6.0% 78.80%
2014 -16.1% -16.2% 0.1% 98.98%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

TEMFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

TEMFX Category Low Category High TEMFX % Rank
Net Assets 4.38 B 1.82 M 48.8 B 10.42%
Number of Holdings 66 2 3030 79.15%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.24 B -80.5 M 13.1 B 5.54%
Weighting of Top 10 27.90% 10.2% 100.0% 27.04%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. BNP Paribas 3.29%
  2. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 3.17%
  3. Standard Chartered PLC 3.03%
  4. ING Groep NV 2.98%
  5. BP PLC 2.75%
  6. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp 2.72%
  7. KB Financial Group Inc 2.70%
  8. CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd 2.50%
  9. Vodafone Group PLC 2.45%
  10. Bayer AG 2.31%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High TEMFX % Rank
Stocks
94.48% 61.54% 112.20% 91.21%
Cash
5.52% -12.20% 38.46% 10.42%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.40% 68.40%
Other
0.00% -0.15% 2.76% 66.78%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 66.78%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 1.68% 68.40%

Expenses

TEMFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

TEMFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.15% 0.00% 14.60% 52.98%
Management Fee 0.69% 0.00% 1.30% 29.97%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 48.28%
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.01% 0.50% 70.11%

Sales Fees

TEMFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.50% 0.08% 25.00% 56.86%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

TEMFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.08% 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.

TEMFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 30.81% 2.00% 223.00% 42.30%

Distributions

TEMFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

TEMFX Category Low Category High TEMFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 2.42% 0.00% 6.13% 25.08%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

TEMFX Category Low Category High TEMFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.69% -0.74% 7.53% 29.14%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

TEMFX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Norman J. Boersma


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2011

8.76

8.8%

Norman J. Boersma, CFA is the chief investment officer of Templeton Global Equity Group and president of Templeton Global Advisors. He is also lead portfolio manager for Templeton Growth Fund and related strategies. Mr. Boersma holds a B.A. in economics and political science from York University and an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto.

Heather Arnold


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2014

5.92

5.9%

Heather Arnold, CFA is director of research for the Templeton Global Equity Group, as well as a portfolio manager and research analyst. Ms. Arnold is the lead portfolio manager for a number of global and international mandates. She is also the lead equity portfolio manager for Templeton Global Balanced Fund. Ms. Arnold holds an M.B.A. from York University and a B.A. in economics and art history from Queen's University.

Christopher James Peel


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 30, 2017

2.17

2.2%

Christopher Peel, CFA, SVP is a research analyst and portfolio manager for the Templeton Global Equity Group. Mr. Peel is a manager for Templeton Growth Fund. He has global research responsibility for software, IT services and consulting, and integrated oils. Mr. Peel is Group Coordinator for the Energy sector. Mr. Peel holds a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Nottingham (UK).

Herbert J. Arnett


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 30, 2017

2.17

2.2%

Herbert Arnett, SVP is Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst for the Templeton Global Equity Group. Mr. Arnett is a manager for Templeton Growth Fund Inc. and Templeton World Fund. He has global research responsibilities for large-cap and small-cap Media, Internet Software and Services, as well US Telecoms. Mr. Arnett holds a B.A. in finance and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.

Peter M. Moeschter


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 01, 2019

0.83

0.8%

Peter M. Moeschter, CFA, EVP is a portfolio manager in the Templeton Global Equity Group with responsibility for various global and international equity mandates. He is the sector team leader of global utilities. Mr. Moeschter holds a B.B.A. (honors) from Wilfrid Laurier University and an M.B.A. from York University.

Warren Pustam


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 24, 2019

0.35

0.4%

Mr. Pustam joined Franklin Templeton in 2013.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.04 26.48 6.99 0.75