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. It predominantly invests in equity securities, primarily common stock. 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 foreign or U.S. issuer. It is non-diversified.


1 month-3.53% 3 years+40.08%
3 months+12.94% 5 years+27.09%
1 year+27.67% Since inception+12.97%
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Peer Comparisonvs. Health

Performance 5-yr return+27.09%+20.70%
Expense ratio1.10%1.46%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.261.36
Net assets$1.6B$2.9B
Average market cap$11.7B$27.2B
Average P/E37.029.1
Portfolio turnover49%49%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyFranklin Templeton Investments
Fund manager & tenureEvan McCulloch / 17 Years
Minimal initial investment$1,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$250.00


U.S. stock90.98%
International stock4.49%
Fixed income0.68%
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 Celgene Corp9.44%
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc8.44%
BIIB Biogen Idec Inc7.32%
AMGN Amgen Inc5.08%
MDVN Medivation Inc3.91%
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc3.08%
ILMN Illumina Inc2.77%
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc2.72%
PBYI Puma Biotechnology Inc2.64%
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc2.56%

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