Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund Class A (FBDIX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Style or Category
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Above Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions- the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of biotechnology companies and discovery research firms. The fund predominantly invests in equity securities. In addition to its investments in biotechnology companies- the fund may also invest up to 20% of its net assets in equity or debt securities of any type of issuer. It is non-diversified.


1 month-6.03% 3 years-4.71%
3 months-4.82% 5 years+12.73%
1 year+5.74% Since inception+11.44%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Health

Performance 5-yr return+12.73%+14.29%
Expense ratio1.06%1.30%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.660.92
Net assets$1.4B$3.0B
Average market cap$7.9B$10.0B
Average P/E--22.2
Portfolio turnover34%34%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyFranklin Templeton Investments
Fund manager & tenureEvan McCulloch / 20 Years
Minimal initial investment$1,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$250.00


U.S. stock95.29%
International stock2.71%
Fixed income0.26%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Healthcare 100.00%
Business service 0.00%
Consumer goods 0.00%
Consumer service 0.00%
Energy 0.00%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
CELG Celgene7.75%
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc7.57%
BIIB Biogen5.34%
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc4.35%
ILMN Illumina Inc4.32%
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals4.24%
NBIX Neurocrine Biosciences Inc4.07%
INCY Incyte Corp3.71%
CLVS Clovis Oncology Inc3.36%
GILD Gilead Sciences3.32%