PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 02/12/2016

NAV up $0.68 $37.47
POP $39.76
YTD Total return at Nav -17.34%

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS As of Quarter end 12/31/2015

Sales Charge

1 YEAR RETURN -2.00%
5 YEAR RETURN 8.48%
10 YEAR RETURN 6.25%

KEY STATS

Investment Category Growth
Distributions Annually
CUSIP 352 51D 103
Fund Number 180
Inception Date Oct 30, 1991
Total Net Assets (all share classes) As of 01/31/2016 $2,793.2 (M)
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-Day Standardized yield N/A

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES, & FEES As of 09/01/2015 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.94%
Net Expense Ratio 0.94%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

The fund seeks capital appreciation by investing predominantly in equity securities of companies in any industry and of any market cap size.

Strategy Statement

"We focus on companies with the potential for long-term sustainable growth and that demonstrate what we feel is a suitable trade-off between perceived risks and potential return."

Conrad Herrmann, CFA®, MBA

Management

Conrad Herrmann, CFA, MBA

Conrad Herrmann, CFA®, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1988
  • Managed Fund Since 1993
Matthew Moberg, MBA

Matthew Moberg, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1998
  • Managed Fund Since 2000
Robert Stevenson, CFA

Robert Stevenson, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2004
  • Managed Fund Since 2013

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 01/31/2016

Rating Category: Large Growth

Morningstar
The fund's overall Morningstar Rating measures risk-adjusted returns and is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) rating metrics.

Historical Morningstar Rating As of 01/31/2016

Years Ratings Funds
in category
3
2 Stars
1546
5
1 Stars
1325
10
2 Stars
936

Morningstar Style Box As of 12/31/2015

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

We use fundamental, bottom-up research to find leading growth companies of any size and in any industry that meet our criteria of:

  • Growth. Our team focuses on companies with the potential to produce sustainable earnings and cash-flow growth.
  • Quality. We seek high-quality companies with strong management teams and financial strength.
  • Valuation. We assess whether the growth opportunity is already reflected in the stock price.

Benefits

  • Tenured and experienced portfolio management team.
  • Distinct research structure. Investment professionals organized into collaborative sector teams.
  • Broad diversification of leading growth businesses regardless of company size.

Investing In The Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Investors should be comfortable with fluctuations in the value of their investments, as small- and mid-sized company stocks can be volatile, especially over the short term.
  • Smaller, mid-sized and relatively new or unseasoned companies can be particularly sensitive to changing economic conditions, and their prospects for growth are less certain than those of larger, more established companies.
  • The fund may focus on particular sectors of the market from time to time, which can carry greater risks of adverse developments in such sectors.
  • These and other risks are described more fully in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

How Financial Advisors Help You

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