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The fund seeks capital appreciation and will generally seek to maintain a portfolio consisting of equity securities of approximately 20 to 50 companies.
We do not publish a style box for this fund.
- We focus the portfolio on a smaller number of holdings, typically around 20-50, in which we have the highest levels of conviction.
- We select investments that we believe offer a compelling trade-off between growth potential, valuation and risk.
- We employ a bottom-up investment approach, assessing the market price of a company's securities relative to our evaluation of the company's long-term earnings, asset value and cash flow potential.
- Tenured and experienced portfolio management team.
- Distinct research structure. Investment professionals organized into collaborative sector teams.
- Attractive core holding. Due to the fund's focus on large capitalization companies across the style spectrum from value to growth.
- Broad diversification spread across multiple asset classes.
What Are the Risks?
- All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
- Stock prices fluctuate, sometimes rapidly and dramatically, due to factors affecting individual companies, particular industries or sectors, or general market conditions.
- Since the fund invests in a relatively small number of companies, the fund is subject to the risk that poor performance by several companies could adversely affect fund performance more so than a more broadly diversified fund.
- Special risks are involved with significant exposure to a particular sector, including increased susceptibility related to economic, business or other developments affecting that sector, which may result in increased volatility.
- The fund also has the potential to invest in foreign company stocks, which involve exposure to currency volatility and political uncertainty.
- These and other risks are described more fully in the fund’s prospectus.
Speak to your financial advisor about whether this fund is appropriate for you. If you don't have a financial advisor, request a referral.
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- Total Returns include change in share price, assume reinvestment of all distributions, and reflect the deduction of fund expenses and applicable fees. Total Returns With Sales Charge: returns reflect the deduction of the stated sales charge. Total returns, distribution rate, and yields reflect any applicable expense reductions, without which the results for those impacted funds would have been lower.
- Most Franklin Templeton funds offer multiple share classes. Share classes are subject to different fees and expenses, which will affect their performance. In general, Class A shares have a maximum initial sales charge; Class C shares have a 1% contingent deferred sales charge; Class Z, Advisor Class and Class R6 shares have no sales charges nor Rule 12b-1 fees; Class R shares have no sales charges, but do have a Rule 12b-1 fee.
- All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. To the extent the fund focuses on particular countries, regions, industries, sectors or types of investment from time to time, it may be subject to greater risks of adverse developments in such areas of focus than a fund that invests in a wider variety of countries, regions, industries, sectors or investments. The fund may have investments in both growth and value stocks, or in stocks with characteristics of both. Growth stock prices reflect projections of future earnings or revenues, and can, therefore, fall dramatically if the company fails to meet those projections. A value stock may not increase in price as anticipated by the investment manager if other investors fail to recognize the company's value and bid up the price, the markets favor faster-growing companies, or the factors that the investment manager believes will increase the price of the security do not occur. Foreign securities involve special risks, including currency fluctuations and economic and political uncertainties. These and other risks are described more fully in the fund's prospectus.
- Performance data represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may differ from figures shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions, and you may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares.
- For more information on any of our funds, contact your financial advisor or download a free prospectus. Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment goals, risks, sales charges and expenses before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.
- For performance reporting purposes, the inception date for Classes A, R, R6, Z, and Advisor Class shares of all Franklin Templeton Funds is the date of effectiveness of the fund's registration statement or the first day the fund commenced operations. For Class C shares, generally the inception date is the first day the fund commenced offering such shares. Exceptions: Templeton Global Balanced Fund Classes A and C use the inception date of the old Class A and C shares, renamed Class A1 and Class C1. For Mutual Series Funds, Franklin International Small Cap Growth Fund, Franklin Large Cap Equity Fund and Franklin Pelagos Commodities Strategy Fund, the inception date for Classes A, C, R and R6 shares is the funds' oldest class', Z or Advisor, inception date. Franklin U.S. Government Money Fund Class R6 inception date is the first day it commenced offering such shares.
- Net Asset Value — The amount per share you would receive if you sold shares that day.
- The Gross Expense Ratio does not include an expense reduction contractually guaranteed through at least 8/31/16. Please see the prospectus for additional information.
- The annualized percentage difference between a fund's actual returns and its expected performance given its level of market risk, as measured by beta. Based on the 3-year period ended as of the date of the calculation.
- A statistical measurement of the range of a fund's total returns. In general, a higher standard deviation means greater volatility. Based on the fund's monthly returns over the 3-year period ended as of the date of the calculation.
- Source: Morningstar®, 6/30/15. The style box reveals a fund's investment style. The vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend, or growth). Placement is determined by fund portfolio holding figures most recently entered into Morningstar's database and corresponding market conditions. Shaded areas show the past 3 years of quarterly data. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
- The Gross Expense Ratio does not include a fee reduction related to the Fund's investment in a Franklin Templeton money fund, as applicable. The fee reduction is contractually guaranteed for at least the next 12-month period. Please see the prospectus for additional information.
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- Source: Morningstar®, 9/30/15. For each fund with at least a 3-year history, Morningstar calculates a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of all sales charges), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive a Morningstar Rating™ of 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund and rated separately.) Past performance does not guarantee future results. Morningstar Rating™ is for the named share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics.
- A measure of the fund's volatility relative to the market, as represented by the S&P 500 Index. A beta greater than 1.00 indicates volatility greater than the market. Based on the 3-year period ended as of the date of the calculation.
- Public Offering Price — Purchase price for each share of the fund on a given day. It includes the maximum initial sales charge, if any.
- A statistical measurement of a fund's historical risk-adjusted performance. It is calculated by taking a fund's excess return over that of the three-month Treasury bill divided by its standard deviation. Higher values generally indicate better historical risk-adjusted performance. Based on the 3 years ended as of the date of the calculation.
- Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in them.
- Percentage of the fund's returns explained by movements in the S&P 500 Index. 100 equals perfect correlation to the index. Based on the 3-year period ended as of the date of the calculation.