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Franklin Universal Trust  as of 08/23/2019

NYSE / FT Asset Class:  High Yield Fds Leveraged 1 YR Lipper Avg:  4.49%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 10.86% 6.44% 15.55% 20.57%
Lipper Pct. Rank 22 24 10 27
NAV Return 10.17% 6.27% 11.99% 17.33%
Lipper Pct. Rank 43 12 3 3
Premium/Discount History

10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-10.479% -12.936% -14.170%

NAV $8.50 Market Price $7.35
Net Change -$0.05 Market Change -$0.04
Premium/Discount -13.53%
1 YR NAV Return 11.990%
1 YR NAV Rank 3
12-Mo Yield as of 7/31/2019 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 4.91%
Distribution Yield (Market) 5.61%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.032
Ex-Div Date 7/15/2019
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend $0.057
Ex-Div Date 12/13/1999
Dividend Frequency Monthly
YTD Dividends $0.256
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 7/31/2019 $211.6
% Leveraged Assets as of 8/31/2018 23.00%
Portfolio Turnover 23.00%
Mgmt Fees 0.968%
Expense Ratio 1.980%
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 3/31/2019)
Corporate Notes/Bonds 100.00%
Quality (as of 3/31/2019)
Not Rated 31.77%
B 29.64%
BB 24.05%
CCC 11.89%
BBB 2.01%
CC 0.51%
D 0.13%


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