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Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund

US > Health/Biotechnology >

Rank

Universe Rank
59 57

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
  • $139.84
    -0.04
  • 52 Week HL
  • $179.5 - $139.02
  • Net Assets
  • $2550 M
  • Expense Ratio

Portfolio

  • Holdings
  • -
  • Turnover Ratio
  • -

Top 10 Holdings
Mar 01, 2021

Company Holding
GILEAD SCIENCES 6.42
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS 5.45
REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS 5.05
AMGEN INC 4.97
ILLUMINA INC 4.55
Company Holding
GW PHARMACEUTICALS 4.54
IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUTICS 3.95
NOVAVAX INC 3.33
PTC THERAPEUTICS 2.87
BIOGEN INC 2.74
Total 43.87%

Manager

  • Name
  • Evan McCulloch
  • Leadership
  • Single Manager
  • Tenure
  • 2003
  • Advisor

Documents

  • Prospectus
  • Fact Sheet
  • Annual Reports

Performance
-13 % YTD

  • 3 Year
  • 3.91%
  • 5 Year
  • 13.81%
  • Best
  • 21.86%
    2019
  • Worst
  • -17.71%
    2016

Returns +
A

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
FBTDX 0%16%29%-6%19%8%-1%14%29%13%0%
S&P 500 20%16%29%-6%19%10%-1%11%30%13%0%

Returns +
Q

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Q1 -5.7% -12.6% 19.2% -0.1% 12.6% -24.7% 14.2% - - - -
Q2 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 -0.3% -4.1% 15.4% -21.5% -6.7% -6.1% 10% 11.7% - - -

Returns +
M

J F M A M J J A S O N D
2021 0.3% 0.9% -6.8% 0.9% -5.9% 6.1% -5.4% 5% 2.7% -10.2% - -
2020 -4.6% -0.2% -8.2% 13.8% 8.6% 4.2% 0.4% - 3% -4.3% 11.7% -10.2%

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