• Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund

Franklin Templeton Investments

  • US
  • Health/Biotechnology

Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund

FBTDX

Summary

The fund seeks capital appreciation by investing in small-size companies in the United States.

The investment process is designed to highlight biotechnology companies and discovery research firms.

The investment team considers a biotechnology company or discovery research firm is one that has at least 50% of its earnings derived from biotechnology activities, or at least 50% of its assets devoted to such activities, based on the company’s most recent fiscal year.

Next, the research team considers discovery research firms are in the early stages of drug research.

Also, according to the team biotechnology activities More

Price

Last Close

$89.24 ( -2.62 )

52 Week HL

$155.82 - $83.06

Net Assets

$1890 M

Expense Ratio

0.78 %

Top 10 Holdings

Mar 01, 2021

Company Name

  • GILEAD SCIENCES
  • VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS
  • REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS
  • AMGEN INC
  • ILLUMINA INC

Holding

  • 6.42
  • 5.45
  • 5.05
  • 4.97
  • 4.55

Company Name

  • GW PHARMACEUTICALS
  • IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUTICS
  • NOVAVAX INC
  • PTC THERAPEUTICS
  • BIOGEN INC
  • Total

Holding

  • 4.54
  • 3.95
  • 3.33
  • 2.87
  • 2.74
  • 43.87%

Manager

Name

Evan McCulloch

Leadership

Single Manager

Tenure

2003

Advisor

Documents

Prospectus

Annual Reports

Website

Link

Performance

YTD

-23.7 %

3 Year

-31.08%

5 Year

-35.84%

Best

21.86%
2019

Worst

-27.94%
2021

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Quarterly

2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Q1 -11.4% -5.7% -12.6% 19.2% -0.1% 12.6% -24.7% 14.2% - - -
Q2 -17.9% 0.7% 28.8% 3.3% 7.3% 1.9% 1.7% 4.4% -100% - -
Q3 - 2% 3.5% -15% 4.1% 9.1% 14.3% -19.9% -100% - -
Q4 - -17.4% -4.1% 15.4% -21.5% -6.7% -6.1% 10% 11.7% - -

Returns +
Monthly

J F M A M J J A S O N D
2022 -13.8% 1.1% 1.6% -2.5% -9.5% - - - - - - -
2021 0.3% 0.9% -6.8% 0.9% -5.9% 6.1% -5.4% 5% 2.7% -10.8% -5.8% -11.6%

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Annual

    2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
    0%29%16%29%-6%19%8%-1%14%29%0%

Alpha

2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
FBTDX -24%-28%12%22%-16%18%-18%5%---
S&P 500 -29%16%29%-6%19%8%-1%14%29%-
Alpha -24%-57%-4%-7%-10%-1%-26%5%---

FBTDX S&P 500

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