Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD) Stock Rating Kept by Deutsche Bank; The GBX 315.00 Target Indicates 46.73% Potential; Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN) Covered By 1 Bulls

Among 16 analysts covering Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE:BEN), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 6% are positive. Franklin Resources Inc. had 88 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $32 target in Wednesday, March 9 report. As per Sunday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Standpoint Research. Deutsche Bank downgraded Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) on Friday, October 9 to “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of BEN in report on Wednesday, October 5 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, July 29 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Tuesday, August 9 by Barclays Capital. As per Thursday, July 30, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, September 10 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, August 17. See Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) latest ratings:

11/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $43.0 Upgrade
10/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $43.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $47.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Neutral Old Target: $46 New Target: $48 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $50 New Target: $48 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $45 New Target: $44 Maintain
25/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $44.0 Maintain
08/09/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Underweight New Target: $40.00 Initiate
01/09/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $44.0 Maintain
17/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $44.0 Maintain

Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD) had its stock rating noted as Buy by analysts at Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank currently has a GBX 315.00 target on the 57.22B GBP market cap company or 46.73% upside potential. This was revealed in an analyst note on Monday morning.

The stock decreased 2.28% or GBX 5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 214.5. About 22.14 million shares traded. Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) has 0.00% since February 5, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Vodafone Group Plc operates as a telecommunications firm worldwide. The company has market cap of 57.22 billion GBP. The firm offers voice, messaging, and data services across mobile and fixed networks; broadband and TV services; cloud and hosting for storing data and applications in the cloud, as well as Internet protocol-virtual private network services; roaming services; and converged communication services to small businesses and large multinational companies. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides M-Pesa, a mobile money service; GigaKombi; GigaTV, an advanced digital TV service; and Vodafone One, an integrated fixed, mobile, and TV service.

Among 28 analysts covering Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD), 18 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Vodafone Group PLC has GBX 315 highest and GBX 130 lowest target. GBX 243.42’s average target is 13.48% above currents GBX 214.5 stock price. Vodafone Group PLC had 337 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 15 with “Overweight”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, May 31 by Haitong Securities. J.P. Morgan maintained Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) on Wednesday, October 14 with “Overweight” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, January 9 by UBS. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VOD in report on Monday, February 22 with “Outperform” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) rating on Wednesday, April 6. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and GBX 295 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 27 by Nomura. JP Morgan maintained Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) on Friday, December 15 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) earned “Neutral” rating by Haitong Securities on Monday, January 25. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, July 27.

The stock decreased 2.83% or $1.19 during the last trading session, reaching $40.88. About 3.83M shares traded or 49.91% up from the average. Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has risen 19.40% since February 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 39 investors sold Franklin Resources, Inc. shares while 185 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 240.11 million shares or 1.59% less from 243.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 3.92M were accumulated by Diamond Hill Cap. Huntington National Bank & Trust holds 0.05% or 66,743 shares in its portfolio. Ibm Retirement Fund holds 0.04% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) or 4,968 shares. Ent Financial accumulated 93 shares. Moreover, Credit Agricole S A has 0.03% invested in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Sfe Invest Counsel invested 0.26% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). First Tru Limited Partnership accumulated 0.08% or 661,264 shares. Cornerstone Capital Mgmt Llc holds 0.04% or 124,643 shares in its portfolio. City holds 0% or 299 shares in its portfolio. Andra Ap owns 97,300 shares. Fmr Limited Liability Company holds 0.03% or 4.90M shares. Massachusetts-based Highfields Capital Mgmt Lp has invested 4.29% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Hightower Advsr Ltd Company accumulated 0.05% or 129,289 shares. 7,365 were accumulated by Haverford Financial Serv. Principal Gru holds 0.04% or 849,645 shares.

Franklin Resources, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The company has market cap of $22.55 billion. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It has a 34.24 P/E ratio. It launches equity, fixed income, balanced, and multi-asset mutual funds through its subsidiaries.