Polaris Capital Management Upped Franklin Resources (BEN) Holding; Ballentine Partners Upped Banco Santander Sa (SAN) Holding By $544,170

August 11, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Polaris Capital Management Llc increased Franklin Resources Inc (BEN) stake by 32.03% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Polaris Capital Management Llc acquired 175,492 shares as Franklin Resources Inc (BEN)’s stock declined 1.15%. The Polaris Capital Management Llc holds 723,392 shares with $28.63M value, up from 547,900 last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc now has $23.84B valuation. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $42.75. About 1.38M shares traded. Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has risen 19.40% since August 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.70% the S&P500.

Ballentine Partners Llc increased Banco Santander Sa (SAN) stake by 13604.25% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Ballentine Partners Llc acquired 108,834 shares as Banco Santander Sa (SAN)’s stock rose 20.33%. The Ballentine Partners Llc holds 109,634 shares with $568,000 value, up from 800 last quarter. Banco Santander Sa now has $104.92B valuation. The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $6.47. About 7.22 million shares traded or 24.05% up from the average. Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:SAN) has risen 44.48% since August 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.78% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE:BEN), 1 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 6% are positive. Franklin Resources Inc. had 78 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of BEN in report on Friday, January 8 with “Hold” rating. Credit Suisse downgraded Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) on Monday, January 4 to “Underperform” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 28. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Thursday, June 9. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by RBC Capital Markets. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, October 5 report. As per Tuesday, March 15, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The stock of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.15, from 0.73 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 47 investors sold BEN 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. Bnp Paribas Invest Partners reported 17,951 shares. Synovus Fin accumulated 4,614 shares. Macquarie Grp Limited has 0.01% invested in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 101,678 shares. Schroder Investment Mngmt Grp has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Gallagher Fiduciary Advsrs Ltd has 23.26% invested in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) for 1.96 million shares. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 117 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Syntal Capital Ptnrs Limited Liability Company reported 12,858 shares or 0.48% of all its holdings. Assetmark has 1,355 shares. Blackrock Fund stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Cibc World Mkts has 0% invested in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Glg Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Bartlett & Ltd reported 0.03% stake. Amica Mutual Communications has invested 0.47% of its portfolio in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Principal Financial Inc has invested 0.02% in Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN).

Among 11 analysts covering Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Banco Santander had 16 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 31, the company rating was downgraded by Kepler Cheuvreux. The stock of Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:SAN) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Friday, April 28. BNP Paribas upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, January 11 report. The rating was upgraded by UBS to “Buy” on Wednesday, February 1. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform” on Wednesday, October 19. HSBC upgraded the shares of SAN in report on Friday, August 14 to “Reduce” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, April 25. The stock of Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:SAN) earned “Buy” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, April 21. The stock of Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:SAN) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 28 by Deutsche Bank. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, October 11 by Natixis.

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