Franklin Financial leaders outline health care lending goals

Ex-CapStar team expected to be double-digit component in two years
Jul 29, 2015 10:50 AM

Franklin Financial Q2 up 54%

Loans up $80M during quarter but deposits rose much faster still
Jul 29, 2015 6:56 AM

Franklin Financial set for index addition

Shares of Franklin Financial Network will be added to the prominent Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks later this month. Chairman Richard Herrington says the move will add to the visibility of the stock (Ticker: FSB), which came to market earlier this spring at $21 and has since climbed to about $22.30.

Jun 23, 2015 2:46 PM

Analyst action: Avenue, Franklin Financial

Analysts at Wunderlich Securities have started covering the shares of newly public local bank holding company Franklin Financial Network and Avenue Financial Holdings. The firm has given Franklin Financial a 'buy' rating and price target of $28 — up from the stock's current level (Ticker: FSB) of about $22 — but stopped at 'hold' for Avenue. The latter (Ticker: AVNU) is seen climbing to $13.50 from the $11.55 at which it closed last Friday.

Jun 22, 2015 2:26 PM

Franklin Financial lease another sign of property market's health

So it turns out the glitzy parts of Nashville — downtown, West End, The Gulch and the like — aren't the only area office submarkets where space now costs more than $30 per square foot.

The leaders of Franklin Financial Network last week signed 15-year lease papers for almost 17,000 square feet that's been built onto their downtown Franklin headquarters by a company controlled by bank directors Henry Brockman and David Kemp.

Franklin Financial's starting rent is $33.25, which is $4.50 more than Spectrum Emery Properties is asking for its big and shiny One Franklin Park building located a few miles northeast. Even taking into account the "friendly" nature of the deal — which includes a clause allowing that rental rate to rise between 1.5 percent and 3.5 percent annually — the lease tells us the Nashville-area property market is in fine fettle, to say the least.

Check out the deal's details here.

SEE ALSO: Franklin Synergy in branch sale-leaseback with directors from late last year

Jun 17, 2015 7:04 AM

Another analyst rates Franklin Financial a 'buy'

Analysts at Compass Point have started covering shares of Franklin Financial Network with a 'buy' rating and price target of $27. That's right in line with their peers at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who launched coverage three weeks ago. Since going public at $21, Franklin Financial (Ticker: FSB) shares have retreated a little bit, closing Friday at $20.15.

May 11, 2015 6:47 AM

Franklin Financial adds to board

Rutherford real estate exec, former MidSouth director will come up for vote next year
May 4, 2015 10:02 AM

Franklin Synergy recruits CapStar team to launch health care group

CapStar chief credit officer tapped to take over bank's unit
Apr 27, 2015 1:04 PM

Tractor Supply, Franklin Financial up on Q1 reports

Retailer's same-store number nears 6%, bank adds $88M in loans
Apr 23, 2015 12:19 PM

Franklin Synergy plans Nolensville office

Former Reliant branch manager makes move to newly public lender
Apr 21, 2015 10:20 AM