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Franklin Growth Opportunities Fund

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Symbol FGRAX
CUSIP 354 713 687
Fund Number 462
Inception Date1 Jun 23, 1999
Distributions Annually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 10/31/2015

As of  11/27/2015

NAV2 $33.89  
NAV Change $0.04  
POP3 $35.96  
YTD Total Return at NAV 9.08%
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-day Standardized Yield

Average Annual Total Returns
As of Quarter End 09/30/2015

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr -1.90% 4.09%
5 Yrs 11.36% 12.68%
10 Yrs 8.22% 8.86%
Life 7.96% 8.36%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 09/01/2015 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio4 1.13%
Net Expense Ratio 1.13%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Grant Bowers
"We seek to invest in high quality, leading growth companies in the United States to create a diversified, multi-cap, multi-industry fund."

Grant Bowers
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1993
Managed Fund Since 2007

Strategy, Benefits, Results


We use fundamental, bottom-up research to find innovative, fast-growing companies that meet our criteria of:

  • Growth. We focus 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.


  • Tenured and experienced portfolio management team.
  • Distinct research structure. Investment professionals organized into collaborative sector teams.
  • Multi-cap strategy leads to a broadly diversified portfolio of fast-growing businesses.


Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • The fund may be more volatile than a more conservative equity fund and may be best suited for long-term investors.
  • The fund’s investments in smaller and mid-sized-company stocks involve special risks such as relatively smaller revenues, limited product lines and smaller market share.
  • Smaller- and mid-sized company stocks historically have exhibited greater price volatility than larger-company stocks, particularly over the short term.
  • 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


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