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TEPLX Templeton Growth A

  • Fund
  • TEPLX
  • Price as of: May 22, 2019
  • $21.71 - $0.12 - 0.55%
  • Category
  • Global Equities

TEPLX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 4.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 0.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -3.6%
  • Net Assets $12.1 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$21.71
$20.21
$27.61

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.03%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.50%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 28.77%

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 4.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -3.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.75%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • 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 425972059
  • 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 (%)
YTD 4.7% -24.9% 27.3% 94.59%
1 Yr -19.7% -71.8% 9.0% 88.53%
3 Yr 0.7%* -31.6% 24.3% 74.41%
5 Yr -3.6%* -22.2% 14.3% 82.43%
10 Yr 5.0%* -9.8% 14.0% 67.51%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -24.0% -73.8% -0.3% 85.66%
2017 15.7% -19.8% 49.8% 62.78%
2016 7.5% -73.5% 24.7% 14.83%
2015 -8.0% -27.7% 17.2% 73.75%
2014 -4.6% -40.2% 18.4% 68.98%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 4.7% -24.9% 27.3% 94.72%
1 Yr -19.7% -71.8% 13.8% 92.65%
3 Yr 0.7%* -31.4% 24.3% 90.68%
5 Yr -3.6%* -22.2% 17.8% 94.19%
10 Yr 5.0%* -9.8% 15.6% 87.10%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TEPLX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -24.0% -73.8% 1.8% 90.83%
2017 15.7% -10.3% 53.2% 83.01%
2016 7.5% -21.0% 26.9% 22.97%
2015 -8.0% -26.7% 18.6% 83.46%
2014 -4.6% -23.9% 18.4% 83.93%

NAV & Total Return History

TEPLX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank
Net Assets 12.1 B 4.87 M 97.7 B 6.95%
Number of Holdings 88 2 8051 42.91%
Net Assets in Top 10 2.41 B 595 K 17.1 B 11.08%
Weighting of Top 10 21.44% 7.1% 166.4% 73.84%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Royal Dutch Shell PLC B 2.51%

  2. Oracle Corp 2.50%

  3. SES SA DR 2.25%

  4. BP PLC 2.19%

  5. Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. 2.07%

  6. Singapore Telecommunications Ltd 2.07%

  7. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 2.02%

  8. Citigroup Inc 2.01%

  9. Standard Chartered PLC 1.94%

  10. Eni SpA 1.87%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High TEPLX % Rank
Stocks
97.74% 0.00% 105.59% 45.10%
Cash
2.27% -0.45% 49.39% 45.88%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 9.00% 36.47%
Other
0.00% -1.69% 25.01% 51.80%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 25.21% 31.31%
Bonds
0.00% -13.91% 99.46% 31.96%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High TEPLX % Rank
Financial Services
22.14% 0.00% 41.91% 12.40%
Healthcare
17.91% 0.00% 26.87% 10.59%
Energy
10.91% 0.00% 52.81% 10.34%
Communication Services
9.80% 0.00% 42.19% 5.30%
Industrials
9.04% 0.00% 80.34% 58.91%
Technology
9.01% 0.00% 73.44% 78.29%
Consumer Defense
7.07% -0.72% 40.44% 55.30%
Consumer Cyclical
5.73% 0.00% 57.09% 83.33%
Basic Materials
3.95% 0.00% 33.77% 47.55%
Utilities
1.08% 0.00% 89.43% 54.01%
Real Estate
1.08% -0.30% 97.30% 54.78%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High TEPLX % Rank
Non US
67.38% 0.00% 99.77% 8.76%
US
30.36% 0.00% 96.55% 87.63%

TEPLX - Expenses

Operational Fees

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.03% 0.01% 164.00% 72.94%
Management Fee 0.68% 0.00% 1.50% 35.65%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 24.56%
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.01% 0.47% 75.38%

Sales Fees

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.50% 0.08% 5.75% 60.13%
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 0.08% 2.00% 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.

TEPLX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 28.77% 0.00% 1856.00% 29.84%

TEPLX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.02% 0.00% 0.76% 15.70%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

TEPLX Category Low Category High TEPLX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.75% -1.68% 6.88% 19.97%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

TEPLX - Managers

Norman J. Boersma

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2011

8.17

8.2%

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

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2014

5.33

5.3%

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.


Herbert J. Arnett

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 30, 2016

2.83

2.8%

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 James Peel

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 30, 2016

2.83

2.8%

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 M. Moeschter

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 01, 2019

0.24

0.2%

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.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

36.68

Category Average

6.69

Category Mode

6.95