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Franklin Natural Resources A (FRNRX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Franklin Natural Resources A (FRNRX) Fund

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Graph of Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) ManagerFund Manager - Frederick M. Fromm

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 16.7 years
Fund Family: Franklin Templeton Investments
Fund Category: Natural Resources
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: E (Score: 0.39)     (What does this score mean?)
Mr. Fromm has been a lead portfolio manager of Franklin since 2003. He has primary responsibility for the investments of the Fund. He has final authority over all aspects of the Fund's investment portfolio, including but not limited to, purchases and sales of individual securities, portfolio risk assessment, and the management of daily cash balances in accordance with anticipated management requirements. The degree to which he may perform these functions, and the nature of these functions, may change from time to time. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1992.  Get more insights on Frederick M. Fromm

 

Graph of Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) ProfileFranklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Franklin Natural Resources A Fund seeks high total return. Franklin Natural Resources A Fund normally invests at least 80% of net assets in the equity and debt securities of companies in the natural resources sector. It predominantly invests in equity securities, primarily common stock. Franklin Natural Resources A Fund may also invest up to 20% of net assets in equity or debt securities of any type of foreign or U.S. issuer. It may invest a significant portion of its assets in smaller capitalization companies, which are generally companies with a market capitalization of less than $1.5 billion at the time of the fund’s investment.

 

Franklin Natural Resources A (FRNRX) Fund Strength What we like about Franklin Natural Resources A (FRNRX) Fund

Data for Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) management has been with Franklin Natural Resources A Fund for 16.7 years
  • Asset base in Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 30.05% vs Natural Resources average of 73.81%. It is good that Franklin Natural Resources A management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) has a lower expense ratio than its Natural Resources average: 1.08% vs 1.40%

Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) Weakness What we are cautious about Franklin Natural Resources A (FRNRX) Fund

Data for Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return -18.62% vs -16.02% Natural Resources category median performance)
  • Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return -10.02% vs -7.51% Natural Resources category median performance)
  • Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) has a less-than-ideal Long-term performance (5-year return -10.55% vs -7.88% Natural Resources category median performance)
  • Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) ratio of up-years vs down years can be improved
  • Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) is less safe compared to its Natural Resources peers
  • Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) does not have a good risk adjusted return as its 3-year Alpha of -15.46 is worse than category average of -9.92, and its 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.32
  • Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) is more volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 24.33 that is higher than category average of 19.38
  • Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) carries a 5.75% load
  • As a Natural Resources focused fund, Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) is less diversified and has inherited sector risks associated with the fund
See Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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T. Rowe Price Real Assets (PRAFX)12.60-5.090.14-2.42Compare

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Some Natural Resources ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
First Trust Materials AlphaDEX ETF (FXZ)000
Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW)000
SPDR S&P International Matls Sect ETF (IRV)000
Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB)000
PowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials ETF (PSCM)000

 

Graph of Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) Net Asset TrackingFranklin Natural Resources A (FRNRX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Franklin Natural Resources A fund (FRNRX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$659.24M
03/2016$571.63M
02/2016$487.27M
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Graph of Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) Portfolio TrackingFranklin Natural Resources A (FRNRX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Franklin Natural Resources A fund (FRNRX)

DateCashStockBondOther
03/20165.19%94.14%0%0%
12/20152.47%96.73%0%0%
09/20151.46%97.36%0%0%
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graph of Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Franklin Natural Resources A (FRNRX) Fund

Discover what Franklin Natural Resources A Fund (FRNRX) manager is buying

Mar 30, 2016
Occidental Petroleum Corporatio [3.89%]
Schlumberger N.V. Common Stock [3.7%]
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation [3.45%]
Pioneer Natural Resources Compa [3.3%]
Chevron Corporation Common Stoc [3.27%]
Noble Energy Inc. Common Stock [3.27%]
EOG Resources, Inc. Common Stoc [3.17%]
BHP Billiton PLC ADR [2.96%]
Concho Resources Inc. Common St [2.89%]
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Com [2.79%]

Dec 30, 2015
Occidental Petroleum Corporatio [4.67%]
Schlumberger N.V. Common Stock [3.81%]
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation [3.74%]
Chevron Corporation Common Stoc [3.48%]
Noble Energy Inc. Common Stock [3.08%]
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Com [3.06%]
BHP Billiton PLC ADR [3.02%]
Exxon Mobil Corporation Common [3.02%]
Pioneer Natural Resources Compa [2.86%]
Concho Resources Inc. Common St [2.69%]

Sep 29, 2015
Occidental Petroleum Corporatio [4.86%]
Chevron Corporation Common Stoc [4.35%]
Exxon Mobil Corporation Common [4.17%]
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation [3.95%]
Schlumberger N.V. Common Stock [3.85%]
BHP Billiton PLC ADR [3.5%]
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Com [2.92%]
Pioneer Natural Resources Compa [2.61%]
Noble Energy Inc. Common Stock [2.58%]
EOG Resources, Inc. Common Stoc [2.46%]
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