$0.90 EPS Expected for American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (AXL); Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Had 1 Bullish Analysts

July 18, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Among 15 analysts covering Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE:BEN), 1 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. Franklin Resources Inc. had 76 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) rating on Friday, July 29. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Market Perform” rating and $37 target. The stock of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 24 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 4 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, August 17 by Deutsche Bank. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 1 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” on Wednesday, September 9. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of BEN in report on Friday, March 17 to “Underweight” rating. On Wednesday, November 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral” on Monday, October 5. See Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) latest ratings:

07/07/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Sell New Target: $40.0000
05/07/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $47.0000 Maintain
28/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $39.0000 Maintain
09/06/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $42.00 New Target: $43.00 Maintain
01/06/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $47.0000 Maintain
07/04/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: $41.00 New Target: $42.00 Target Up
17/03/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Underweight Downgrade
16/03/2017 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
24/02/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Hold Old Target: $37 New Target: $41 Upgrade

Analysts expect American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) to report $0.90 EPS on August, 4.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.9 EPS. AXL’s profit would be $98.31 million giving it 4.60 P/E if the $0.90 EPS is correct. After having $1.03 EPS previously, American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc.’s analysts see -12.62% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.95% or $0.33 on July 17, reaching $16.57. About shares traded. American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) has risen 4.39% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.31% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering American Axle & Manufacturing (NYSE:AXL), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. American Axle & Manufacturing had 30 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, February 13. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research given on Thursday, November 3. The company was initiated on Wednesday, June 21 by CLSA. RBC Capital Markets upgraded American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) rating on Tuesday, December 20. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $23 target. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Underperform” on Thursday, November 10. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, June 21 by Bank of America. The company was downgraded on Friday, November 4 by CLSA. The stock of American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, May 8 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, August 2. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 1 by Deutsche Bank.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.40, from 1.33 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 44 investors sold American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. shares while 70 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 74.20 million shares or 0.58% more from 73.76 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. First Trust Advisors L P has invested 0.01% in American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL). Ckw Financial Gp holds 0.01% or 1,000 shares. Aqr Cap Management Lc stated it has 563,229 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Dnb Asset Mgmt As stated it has 0% of its portfolio in American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL). Clarivest Asset Ltd Liability Com holds 0.08% or 148,907 shares. 30,100 are held by Strs Ohio. Blackrock Advsr Lc has invested 0% in American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL). Susquehanna Group Ltd Liability Partnership owns 126,282 shares. Blackrock Japan Limited holds 1,588 shares. Moreover, Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) for 4,598 shares. Credit Agricole S A owns 60,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Prudential Incorporated has 0.01% invested in American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL). Us Commercial Bank De invested in 0% or 66,873 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D invested in 100,000 shares. Intrust Bancorp Na invested in 0.16% or 21,450 shares.

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. makes, engineers, creates and validates driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and chassis modules for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, crossover vehicles, passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The company has market cap of $1.81 billion. The Company’s driveline and drivetrain systems include components that transfer power from the transmission and deliver it to the drive wheels. It has a 5.03 P/E ratio. The Company’s driveline, drivetrain and related products include axles, driveheads, chassis modules, driveshafts, power transfer units, transfer cases, chassis and steering components, transmission parts, electric drive systems and metal-formed products.

Franklin Resources, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $25.84 billion. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, operates as Franklin Templeton Investments. It has a 14.86 P/E ratio. It is a global investment management firm that provides investment management and related services to retail, institutional and high net-worth clients in jurisdictions around the world.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.15, from 0.73 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 47 investors sold Franklin Resources, Inc. shares while 188 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 253.61 million shares or 3.60% less from 263.09 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Creative Planning owns 5,566 shares. Ftb Advisors owns 1,423 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Profund Limited Liability holds 0.02% or 11,227 shares in its portfolio. 101,678 are held by Macquarie. Conning Inc reported 8,965 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Hgk Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 221,183 shares or 1.19% of the stock. Bridgewater Associates L P reported 66,300 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability has 0.03% invested in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 48,437 shares. Korea Inv has 0.03% invested in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). 169,700 are held by Olstein Mngmt Lp. Mufg Americas has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Nuveen Asset Mngmt Limited Liability reported 145,852 shares stake. Peapack Gladstone holds 0% or 6,217 shares. Tarbox Grp invested in 122 shares or 0% of the stock. Philadelphia Tru invested in 26,000 shares.

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