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Franklin Universal Trust  as of 05/22/2020

NYSE / FT Asset Class:  High Yield Fds Leveraged 1 YR Lipper Avg:  N/A*

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 8.17% 4.45% -3.82% -15.56%
Lipper Pct. Rank 22 30 28 45
NAV Return 7.83% 4.20% -5.79% -12.56%
Lipper Pct. Rank 11 7 43 47
Premium/Discount History

10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-10.554% -13.148% -14.170%

NAV $7.53 Market Price $6.45
Net Change $0.05 Market Change $0.02
Premium/Discount -14.34%
1 YR NAV Return -5.793%
1 YR NAV Rank 43
12-Mo Yield as of 4/30/2020 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 4.69%
Distribution Yield (Market) 5.91%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.032
Ex-Div Date 4/29/2020
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend $0.001
Ex-Div Date 12/30/2019
Dividend Frequency Monthly
YTD Dividends $0.128
YTD Capital Gains --
Inception Date 9/23/1988
Fund Advisor Franklin Advisers Inc
Manager & Tenure Molumphy since 1991
Voyles since 1999
Phone 800-342-5236
Total Net Assets (mil) as of 4/30/2020 $186.7
% Leveraged Assets as of 8/31/2019 24.17%
Portfolio Turnover 22.00%
Mgmt Fees 0.979%
Expense Ratio 2.440%
Fund Objective
The Fund seeks to provide high, current income consistent with preservation of capital and its secondary objective is growth of income through dividend increases and capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests primarily in two asset classes: high yield bonds and utility stocks.
Total Net Assets by Category (as of 12/31/2019)
Corporate Notes/Bonds 92.71%
Portfolio Other 7.29%
Quality (as of 12/31/2019)
Not Rated 34.56%
B 24.37%
BB 19.98%
CCC 10.38%
Other 7.29%
BBB 2.87%
CC 0.47%
C 0.08%

*1 YR Lipper Average not available for this fund.


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