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Franklin Rising Dividends Fund

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Symbol FRDPX
CUSIP 353 825 102
Fund Number 158
Inception Date1 Jan 14, 1987
Distributions Quarterly
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$15,738.3
(millions)

As of  04/23/2014

NAV2 $49.13  
NAV Change -$0.03  
POP3 $52.13  
YTD Total Return at NAV 1.51%
Distribution Rate at NAV
30-day Standardized Yield

Average Annual Total Returns
As of Quarter End 03/31/2014

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr 11.01% 17.79%
5 Yrs 18.49% 19.90%
10 Yrs 6.42% 7.06%
Life 9.19% 9.43%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 02/01/2014 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio4 0.95%
Net Expense Ratio 0.94%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Donald G. Taylor
"Using a rigorous, research-driven stock selection process, we only consider a company if it passes our five screens and then only buy if they are attractively priced relative to historical valuations."

Donald G. Taylor, CPA
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1996
Managed Fund since 1996

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

We employ a unique, disciplined approach to stock selection. Companies must meet the following criteria before stocks are considered for purchase:

  • Consistent Dividend Increases. We only consider companies that have increased their dividend in at least 8 out the last 10 years, without a decrease.
  • Substantial Dividend Increases. We look for companies that have doubled their dividend over the last 10 years.
  • Strong Balance Sheets. We invest in companies with strong financials and low levels of long-term debt.
  • Reinvested Earnings for Future Long-Term Growth. We search for companies that reinvest at least 35% of their earnings in their own future growth.
  • Attractive Price. We purchase shares that are attractively priced relative to historical valuations and stocks must have a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) in the lower half of its range over the last 10 years or less than the current P/E ratio of stocks in the S&P 500 Index.

Benefits

  • Diversification. We invest in companies across the entire market-cap spectrum, with a variety of industries and sector.
  • A Record of Lower Volatility.
  • Value Expertise. Investors can benefit from our veteran management team with extensive value investing experience.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Value securities may not increase in price as anticipated, or may decline further in value.
  • Smaller- and mid-sized company stocks carry special risks, including greater price volatility over the short term.
  • Smaller and mid-sized companies often have relatively small revenues, limited product lines and a small market share.
  • These and other risks are described more fully in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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