Technical Picture For Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) And Aegon N.V. (AEG)

1 analysts out of 13 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) as a Buy, while 7 see it as a Sell. The rest 5 describe it as a Hold. BEN stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $33.4955. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $33.295. Analysts have set BEN’s consensus price at $31.58, effectively giving it a -5.36% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $35 (up 4.88% from current price levels). BEN has a 15.6% ROE, higher than the 12.58% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 15.38%.

It is expected that in Jun 2019 quarter BEN will have an EPS of $0.62, suggesting a -17.33% growth. For Sep 2019 is projected at $0.7. It means that there could be a -11.39% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by -19.44% to about $2.57. As for the coming year, growth will be about 10.51%, lifting earnings to $2.84. RSI after the last trading period was 49.54. BEN recorded a change of 0.6% over the past week and returned 2.68% over the last three months while the BEN stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -0.15%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 12.51%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 5.8% while the shares have moved -2.03% for the past 12 months.

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) currently trades at $33.37, which is higher by 0.27% its previous price. It has a total of 500.47 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.66. The company’s stock volume dropped to 1.93 million, worse than 2.68 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 0.6% in its price means BEN is now 12.51% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43426.63 since its $35.82 52-week high price recorded on 15th of April 2019. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -2.03 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $6.03 above the 52 week low of $27.34 set on 26th of December 2018.

Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN)’s EPS was $0.72 as reported for the March quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.78. That means that its growth in general now stands at -8%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.62 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 16%. BEN March quarter revenue was $1.43 billion, compared to $1.62 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -11% growth rate. The company’s $-0.19 billion revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Aegon N.V. (NYSE:AEG) shares depreciated -0.21% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 1.72%. AEG’s price now at $4.74 is weaker than the 50-day average of $4.91. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $5.37 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 2.04 billion shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 2.04 billion. The company’s management holds a total of 10.1%, while institutional investors hold about 8% of the remaining shares. AEG share price finished last trade 0.87% above its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -11.77%, while closing the session with -3.46% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Aegon N.V. (AEG) shares were last observed trading -30.4% down since September 25, 2018 when the peak of $6.81 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 1.07% puts AEG performance for the year now at 1.94%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 7.24%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 26, 2018. However, it is losing value with -1.86% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $4.7 and $4.72. The immediate resistance area is now $4.77 Williams’s %R (14) for AEG moved to 38.1 while the stochastic %K points at 70.63.

Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -10%, the target being $0.81 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 6.17%, more likely to see it hit the $0.86 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 3.1%. AEG ranks lower in comparison to an average of 7.73% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 32.42%.