NYSE:FT - Franklin Universal Trust Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $7.00 -0.05 (-0.71 %) (As of 03/25/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$7.05Today's Range$7.00 - $7.0152-Week Range$6.05 - $7.06Volume600 shsAverage Volume86,443 shsMarket Capitalization$175.91 millionP/E RatioN/ADividend Yield5.45%Beta0.46 ProfileDiscussionChartDividendFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Franklin Universal Trust is a closed-ended balanced mutual fund launched by Franklin Resources, Inc. The fund is managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets of the United States. The fund invests in companies operating in utility sector. It employs fundamental analysis to invest in a diversified portfolio of corporate bonds and dividend paying utility stocks. The fund benchmarks the equity component of its balanced portfolio against the S&P 500 Electric Utilities Index and the fixed component against the Credit Suisse High Yield. Franklin Universal Trust was formed on September 23, 1988 and is domiciled in the United States. Receive FT News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for FT and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Investment offices, not elsewhere classified Sub-IndustryN/A SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:FT Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIK833040 Webwww.franklintempleton.comretailjsp_appproductsclosed_end_fund.jsp?fundNumber=002 Phone650-312-3000Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current RatioN/A Quick RatioN/APrice-To-Earnings Trailing P/E RatioN/A Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual SalesN/A Price / SalesN/A Cash FlowN/A Price / Cash FlowN/A Book ValueN/A Price / BookN/AProfitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net MarginsN/A Return on EquityN/A Return on AssetsN/AMiscellaneous EmployeesN/A Outstanding Shares25,130,000Market Cap$175.91 million Next Earnings DateN/A OptionableNot Optionable Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) Frequently Asked Questions What is Franklin Universal Trust's stock symbol? Franklin Universal Trust trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "FT." How often does Franklin Universal Trust pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Franklin Universal Trust? Franklin Universal Trust announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, March 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.032 per share on Monday, April 15th. This represents a $0.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.45%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 28th. View Franklin Universal Trust's Dividend History. Has Franklin Universal Trust been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about FT stock have been trending positive on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Franklin Universal Trust earned a news sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Franklin Universal Trust's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Franklin Universal Trust include Templeton Dragon Fund (TDF), Invesco Van Kmpn Trst Fr Invst Grd Mncpl (VGM), Invesco Municipal Trust (VKQ), Blackrock Muniyield Fund (MYD), INVESCO VAN KAM/COM (VCV), The India Fund (IFN), John Hancock Financial Opprts Fund (BTO), Western Asset Managed Municipals Fnd (MMU), BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (DSU), Putnam Premier Income Trust (PPT), Blackrock Muniassets Fund (MUA), Nuveen Pennsylvania Invsmt Qlty Mncpl Fd (NQP), Adams Natural Resources Fund (PEO), BlackRock MuniYield New York Insured Fnd (MYN) and Dreyfus Strategic Muni. (LEO). What other stocks do shareholders of Franklin Universal Trust own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Franklin Universal Trust investors own include Micron Technology (MU), Constellation Brands (STZ), Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA), AAR (AIR), Lendlease Group (LLC), United States Brent Oil Fund (BNO), Pioneer Diversified High Income Trust (HNW), National Bank of Canada (NA), Velocity Data (VCT) and Enterprise Products Partners (EPD). Who are Franklin Universal Trust's key executives? Franklin Universal Trust's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Rupert Harris Johnson Jr., Chairman and Sr. VP (Age 79)Mr. Edward Burton Jamieson, Pres and Chief Exec. Officer of Franklin Advisers Inc (Age 71)Mr. Gaston R. Gardey, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer (Age 52)Ms. Laura F. Fergerson, Treasurer (Age 57)Mr. Robert C. Rosselot, Chief Compliance Officer (Age 59) Who are Franklin Universal Trust's major shareholders? Franklin Universal Trust's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd. (6.99%), Koshinski Asset Management Inc. (2.14%), Advisors Asset Management Inc. (1.16%), Raymond James & Associates (0.65%), RMB Capital Management LLC (0.43%) and Stifel Financial Corp (0.41%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Franklin Universal Trust. Which institutional investors are selling Franklin Universal Trust stock? FT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc., Doliver Capital Advisors LP, RMB Capital Management LLC, Advisors Asset Management Inc., Cetera Advisor Networks LLC and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Franklin Universal Trust. Which institutional investors are buying Franklin Universal Trust stock? FT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd., Raymond James & Associates, Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC, Koshinski Asset Management Inc., Cardan Capital Partners LLC, Stifel Financial Corp, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. and Bank of America Corp DE. View Insider Buying and Selling for Franklin Universal Trust. How do I buy shares of Franklin Universal Trust? Shares of FT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Franklin Universal Trust's stock price today? One share of FT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $7.0421. How big of a company is Franklin Universal Trust? Franklin Universal Trust has a market capitalization of $176.97 million. What is Franklin Universal Trust's official website? The official website for Franklin Universal Trust is http://www.franklintempleton.com/retail/jsp_app/products/closed_end_fund.jsp?fundNumber=002. How can I contact Franklin Universal Trust? The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 650-312-3000. MarketBeat Community Rating for Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE FT)Community Ranking: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 67 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 76 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 143MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Franklin Universal Trust and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How Do Mutual Funds Work?