Franklin Large Cap Value Fund

This fund or share class has been closed to new investors.

PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 05/02/2016

NAV up $0.07 $15.68
POP $16.64
YTD Total return at Nav -0.32%
1 YEAR RETURN -14.25%
10 YEAR RETURN 2.88%


Investment Category Value
Distributions Annually
CUSIP 355 148 701
Fund Number 480
Inception Date Jun 01, 2000
Total Net Assets (all share classes) As of 03/31/2016 $178.3 (M)
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-Day Standardized yield N/A

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES, & FEES As of 03/01/2016 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 1.28%
Net Expense Ratio 1.28%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

The fund's managers invest at least 80% of its total assets in stocks of large-capitalization companies (defined as those similar in size to the Russell 1000® Index at the time of purchase) they believe are trading at stock prices below the true value of the underlying businesses which represent good value relative to the overall market or the companies’ industry group.

Strategy Statement

"We seek large-cap companies with intangibles not reflected in the stock price, strong balance sheets and capable management that are trading at bargain prices."

William Lippman, MBA


William Lippman, MBA

William Lippman, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1986
  • Managed Fund Since 2000
Jakov Stipanov, CFA, MBA

Jakov Stipanov, CFA®, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2010
  • Managed Fund Since 2014
Donald Taylor

Donald Taylor

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1996
  • Managed Fund Since 2000
Bruce Baughman

Bruce Baughman

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
  • Managed Fund Since 2000

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 03/31/2016

Rating Category: Large Value

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 03/31/2016

Years Ratings Funds
in category
1 Stars
1 Stars
1 Stars

Morningstar Style Box As of 12/31/2015

Strategy, Benefits, Results


We are long-term, bottom-up investors looking for companies with solid operating results and trading at attractive valuations. We are bargain seekers looking for $1 worth of value for 80 cents.

We seek large-capitalization companies with the following characteristics:

  • Well-managed companies with strong fundamentals.
  • Stock prices that are low based on earnings, book value, cash flow or sales relative to the market, a company's industry or a company's earnings record.
  • Recent sharp price declines but the potential for good long-term earnings prospects.
  • Valuable intangibles not reflected in the stock price, such as franchises, underused or understated assets or cash, or patents and trademarks.

We are buy-and-hold investors who generally seek to hold an investment for five or more years.


  • Large Capitalization Exposure. We invest in large-cap companies because of their relative stability and greater liquidity than smaller-cap companies.
  • Broad Market Exposure. We invest in a variety of companies across multiple sectors and industries.
  • Value Expertise. Investors can benefit from our veteran management team with extensive value investing experience.

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