TEPLX: Templeton Growth A

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TEPLX Templeton Growth A


Profile

TEPLX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -8.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -8.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.9%
  • Net Assets $10.1 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 25.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$20.64
$15.92
$23.46

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.06%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.50%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 25.30%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -8.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -8.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.20%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Templeton Growth Fund, Inc.
  • Fund Family Name
    Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date
    Nov 29, 1954
  • Shares Outstanding
    387204374
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Herbert Arnett

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in the equity securities of companies located anywhere in the world, including developing markets. The equity securities in which the fund primarily invests are common stock. The fund may invest in companies of any size, including small and medium capitalization companies. Although the fund seeks investments across a number of regions, countries and sectors, from time to time, based on economic conditions, the fund may have significant positions in particular regions, countries or sectors.


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Categories

Performance

TEPLX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -8.6% -92.6% 816.9% 66.74%
1 Yr -6.5% -92.6% 494.0% 65.38%
3 Yr -8.4%* -60.7% 26.9% 89.28%
5 Yr -0.9%* -43.5% 17.4% 75.59%
10 Yr 2.2%* -22.8% 12.4% 62.76%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 8.9% -33.1% 42.6% 94.81%
2018 -24.0% -44.4% 0.0% 92.22%
2017 15.7% -6.5% 37.7% 55.52%
2016 7.5% -9.5% 47.8% 14.24%
2015 -8.0% -30.6% 10.8% 68.18%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -8.6% -92.6% 816.9% 66.74%
1 Yr -6.5% -92.6% 494.0% 65.38%
3 Yr -8.4%* -60.7% 26.9% 91.59%
5 Yr -0.9%* -43.5% 22.6% 86.96%
10 Yr 2.2%* -22.8% 13.5% 85.52%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 8.9% -33.1% 42.6% 94.81%
2018 -24.0% -44.4% 1.8% 92.50%
2017 15.7% -6.5% 41.7% 80.06%
2016 7.5% -9.5% 47.8% 24.17%
2015 -8.0% -30.6% 14.3% 84.62%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

TEPLX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank
Net Assets 10.1 B 21.7 K 10.1 B 0.43%
Number of Holdings 75 1 1241 36.76%
Net Assets in Top 10 2.33 B 19.4 K 7.1 B 5.91%
Weighting of Top 10 25.81% 11.0% 100.0% 74.30%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. 3.61%
  2. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp 3.24%
  3. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 3.12%
  4. Sanofi SA 2.95%
  5. Verizon Communications Inc 2.26%
  6. E.ON SE 2.26%
  7. Comcast Corp Class A 2.21%
  8. Dollar Tree Inc 2.16%
  9. Siemens AG 2.05%
  10. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV 1.96%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High TEPLX % Rank
Stocks
92.11% 43.21% 100.98% 84.25%
Cash
7.90% -0.97% 56.79% 9.19%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 9.00% 38.73%
Other
0.00% -0.23% 6.31% 44.42%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.25% 31.29%
Bonds
0.00% -0.07% 12.87% 39.17%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High TEPLX % Rank
Consumer Cyclical
16.19% 0.00% 31.89% 10.07%
Healthcare
15.69% 0.00% 34.85% 49.02%
Consumer Defense
14.89% 0.00% 76.29% 21.23%
Industrials
13.23% 0.00% 44.88% 26.26%
Technology
12.49% 0.00% 41.25% 74.18%
Communication Services
8.22% 0.00% 27.06% 45.73%
Basic Materials
6.86% 0.00% 39.74% 15.97%
Financial Services
5.03% 0.00% 32.55% 91.90%
Energy
3.60% 0.00% 11.18% 31.73%
Utilities
2.45% 0.00% 27.81% 59.96%
Real Estate
1.35% 0.00% 15.94% 60.18%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High TEPLX % Rank
Non US
63.10% 10.83% 89.25% 7.00%
US
29.01% 8.91% 72.66% 93.00%

Expenses

TEPLX - Expenses

Operational Fees

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.06% 0.01% 53.31% 65.55%
Management Fee 0.69% 0.00% 1.82% 41.85%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 31.17%
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.01% 0.70% 71.79%

Sales Fees

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.50% 2.50% 5.75% 58.57%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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.

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 25.30% 3.00% 260.00% 29.45%

Distributions

TEPLX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 3.20% 34.26%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.20% -1.37% 5.60% 27.10%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

TEPLX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Herbert Arnett


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 30, 2016

4.17

4.2%

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.

Christopher Peel


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 30, 2016

4.17

4.2%

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).

Peter Moeschter


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 01, 2019

1.58

1.6%

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

1.11

1.1%

Mr. Pustam joined Franklin Templeton in 2013.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 26.75 5.25 0.67