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Franklin Universal Trust  as of 04/19/2018

NYSE / FT Asset Class:  High Yield Fds Leveraged 1 YR Lipper Avg:  5.61%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 7.57% 4.28% 0.98% -3.94%
Lipper Pct. Rank 80 42 65 81
NAV Return 7.18% 5.60% 4.09% -1.23%
Lipper Pct. Rank 79 50 77 95
Premium/Discount History

Premium/Discount
10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-10.257% -11.706% -12.280%

NAV $7.92 Market Price $6.76
Net Change -$0.03 Market Change -$0.05
Premium/Discount -14.65%
1 YR NAV Return 4.094%
1 YR NAV Rank 77
12-Mo Yield as of 3/31/2018 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 4.81%
Distribution Yield (Market) 6.10%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.032
Ex-Div Date 3/28/2018
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend $0.057
Ex-Div Date 12/13/1999
Dividend Frequency Monthly
YTD Dividends $0.096
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
Website www.franklintempleton.com
Total Net Assets (mil) as of 3/31/2018 $196.8
% Leveraged Assets as of 8/31/2017 23.17%
Portfolio Turnover 23.00%
Mgmt Fees 0.968%
Expense Ratio 1.990%
Fund Objective
The Fund seeks high current income consistent with preservation of capital. Its secondary objective is growth of income through dividend increases and capital appreciation.
Total Net Assets by Category (as of 12/31/2017)
Corporate Notes/Bonds 99.23%
Foreign Long-Term Debt 0.77%
Quality (as of 12/31/2017)
B 30.31%
Not Rated 29.66%
BB 23.80%
CCC 12.56%
BBB 2.48%
Foreign Currencies 0.77%
CC 0.39%
D 0.03%



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