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Franklin Large Cap Value Fund

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Symbol FLVAX
CUSIP 355 148 701
Fund Number 480
Inception Date1 Jun 01, 2000
Distributions Annually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$203.2
(millions)

As of  04/17/2014

NAV2 $17.98  
NAV Change $0.09  
POP3 $19.08  
YTD Total Return at NAV 1.52%
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-day Standardized Yield
N/A

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

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr 15.76% 22.84%
5 Yrs 17.78% 19.19%
10 Yrs 4.81% 5.43%
Life 6.05% 6.50%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 03/01/2014 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio4 1.37%
Net Expense Ratio 1.36%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.29%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
William Lippman
"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 J. Lippman
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1988
Managed Fund since 2000

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

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.

Benefits

  • 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.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

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.
  • These price movements may result from factors affecting individual companies, industries or the securities market as a whole.
  • The fund may invest up to 25% of its total assets in foreign securities, which may involve special risks, including currency fluctuations and economic and political uncertainty.
  • These and other risks are described more fully in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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