Franklin Balanced A
(FBLAX)
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11.75
+0.06
+0.51%
:

Previous Close

11.69

Net Assets

2.01B

Yield

3.00%

Front load

5.75

Expenses

1.11%

Category

Moderate Allocation

Morningstar Risk

Average

Morningstar Rating ★★★
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Performance
Returns %
Key statistics
  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Top Holdings
  • Top Rated Funds
  • Fund vs. Category
Quarterly Returns
  • Annual

  • FBLAX

  • Category

    • 2013

    • 13.10%

    • -

    • 2012

    • 12.57%

    • -

    • 2011

    • 3.23%

    • -

    • 2010

    • 15.13%

    • -

    • 2013

    • 2012

    • 2011

      • Q1

      • 5.02%

      • 6.81%

      • 3.04%

      • Q2

      • -1.38%

      • -1.04%

      • 1.09%

      • Q3

      • 3.53%

      • 4.89%

      • -9.32%

      • Q4

      • 5.48%

      • 1.54%

      • 9.29%

      Composition
      Sector Weightings
      Equity Investment Style
      The two dimensions of the Fund Style box measure the average size of companies that have been in the FUND, from the top to bottom, and the average valuation characteristics of the FUND's past stock holdings, from left to right.
      • Name

      • % Portfolio Weight

      • Shares Held

      • Change

        • Apple Inc

        • 1.53

        • 385,238

        • 0

        • Verizon Communications Inc

        • 1.47

        • 750,000

        • 150,000

        • AT&T Inc

        • 1.39

        • 1,000,000

        • 250,000

        • Target Corp

        • 1.36

        • 550,000

        • 50,000

        • PG&E Corp

        • 1.24

        • 700,000

        • 700,000

        • General Electric Co

        • 1.21

        • 1,199,998

        • 600,000

        • Duke Energy Corporation

        • 1.18

        • 400,000

        • 100,000

        • Lyb 6.00% Eln Issued By Credit

        • 1.12

        • 272,000

        • 0

        • Sanofi ADR

        • 1.11

        • 500,000

        • 0

        • Williams Companies Inc

        • 1.09

        • 500,000

        • 0

        • Name

        • Rating

        • YTD Return %

          • Columbia Balanced Z

          • ★★★★★
          • 5.69

          • Fidelity® Puritan® K

          • ★★★★★
          • 6.32

          • Fidelity® Balanced K

          • ★★★★★
          • 6.21

          • American Funds American Balanced F2

          • ★★★★★
          • 4.65

          • American Beacon Balanced AMR

          • ★★★★★
          • 5.71

          • VY T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation A

          • ★★★★★
          • 6.68

          • Villere Balanced Inv

          • ★★★★★
          • -1.10

          • Hennessy Equity and Income Investor

          • ★★★★★
          • 5.17

          • MainStay Income Builder I

          • ★★★★★
          • 5.41

          • T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Adv

          • ★★★★★
          • 6.71

          • Name

          • FBLAX

          • Category

            • Expense Ratio

            • 1.11%

            • 0.97%

            • Net Assets

            • 2.01B

            • 706.68M

            • Dividend Yield

            • 3.48%

            • 2.36

            • Price/Book

            • 2.04

            • 2.10

            • Price/Sales

            • 1.35

            • 1.54

            • Price/Cash Flow

            • 6.74

            • 6.05

            Profile

            Name of Issuer

            Franklin Templeton Investments

            Fund Style

            Open

            Fund Manager

            Shawn Lyons

            Investment Style

            Large Value

            The investment seeks both income and capital appreciation. The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of stocks (substantially dividend paying), convertible securities and debt securities. It normally invests at least 25% of its total assets in debt securities, including bonds, notes, debentures and money market securities. In addition, the fund normally invests at least 25% of its total assets in equity securities, primarily common and preferred stock.

            Purchase Information

            Initial Purchase 1,000
            Initial Purchase: IRA 250
            Initial Purchase: AIP 50
            Front load 5.75
            Back Load 5.75

            Inception

            7/3/2006