Franklin Universal Trust Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:FT)

$6.81 -0.05 (-0.73 %)
(As of 02/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$6.86
Today's Range$6.80 - $6.86
52-Week Range$6.76 - $7.39
Volume40,356 shs
Average Volume54,796 shs
Market Capitalization$172.40 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield5.62%
Beta0.51

About Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT)

Franklin Universal Trust is a closed-end management investment company. The Fund's primary investment objective is to provide high, current income consistent with preservation of capital. Its secondary objective is growth of income through dividend increases and capital appreciation. It invests primarily in two asset classes: high yield bonds and utility stocks. Within utility portion of portfolio, it focuses on companies with attractive dividend yields and with history of increasing their dividends. It invests in various industrial sectors, such as energy; materials; transportation; utilities; automobiles and components; banks; capital goods; commercial and professional services; consumer durables and apparel; food, beverage and tobacco; healthcare equipment and services; media; real estate; software and services; technology hardware and equipment; pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and life sciences, and telecommunication services. Franklin Advisers, Inc. is its investment manager.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Closed End Funds
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorFinance
SymbolNYSE:FT
CUSIPN/A
WebN/A
PhoneN/A

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current RatioN/A
Quick RatioN/A

Price-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 / CashN/A
Book ValueN/A
Price / BookN/A

Profitability

Trailing EPSN/A
Net IncomeN/A
Net MarginsN/A
Return on EquityN/A
Return on AssetsN/A

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Outstanding Shares25,130,000

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 declared a feb 18 dividend on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.032 per share on Thursday, March 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.6%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. View Franklin Universal Trust's Dividend History.

Who are some of Franklin Universal Trust's key competitors?

Who are Franklin Universal Trust's key executives?

Franklin Universal Trust's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Rupert H. Johnson Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trustee, Senior Vice President (Age 78)
  • Edward B. Jamieson, President, Chief Executive Officer – Investment Management (Age 68)
  • Gaston R. Gardey, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer (Age 49)
  • Laura F. Fergerson, Chief Executive Officer - Finance and Administration (Age 55)
  • Robert C. Rosselot, Chief Compliance Officer (Age 57)
  • Karen L. Skidmore, Vice President, Secretary (Age 65)
  • Alison E. Baur, Vice President (Age 53)
  • Aliya S. Gordon, Vice President (Age 44)
  • Steven J. Gray, Vice President (Age 62)
  • Selena L. Holmes, Vice President - AML Compliance (Age 52)

Who owns Franklin Universal Trust stock?

Franklin Universal Trust's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bulldog Investors LLC (1.72%), Koshinski Asset Management Inc. (1.17%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.07%), Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. (0.50%), Matisse Capital (0.31%) and Wedbush Securities Inc. (0.09%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Franklin Universal Trust.

Who sold Franklin Universal Trust stock? Who is selling Franklin Universal Trust stock?

Franklin Universal Trust's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Matisse Capital, Wedbush Securities Inc. and Koshinski Asset Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Franklin Universal Trust.

Who bought Franklin Universal Trust stock? Who is buying Franklin Universal Trust stock?

Franklin Universal Trust's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bulldog Investors LLC, Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc., Doliver Capital Advisors LP, Wells Fargo & Company MN and SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Franklin Universal Trust.

How do I buy Franklin Universal Trust stock?

Shares of Franklin Universal Trust 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 Franklin Universal Trust stock can currently be purchased for approximately $6.81.

How big of a company is Franklin Universal Trust?

Franklin Universal Trust has a market capitalization of $172.40 million.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Franklin Universal Trust (FT)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  36 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  43 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  79
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Franklin Universal Trust and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) Analysts' Consensus Rating

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Consensus Rating Score: N/AN/AN/AN/A
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Consensus Price Target: N/AN/AN/AN/A
Price Target Upside: N/AN/AN/AN/A

Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT)

Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) Analyst Ratings History

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/18/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight -> Equal WeightN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/20/2016 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT)


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Estimates

Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) Earnings Estimates

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Dividends

Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) Dividend Information

Next Dividend:3/15/2018
Annual Dividend:$0.38
Dividend Yield:5.58%
Dividend Growth:-6.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:
Frequency:Monthly Dividend
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT)

Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/15/2018feb 18$0.035.6%2/27/20182/28/20183/15/2018
1/18/2018monthly$0.035.46%1/30/20181/31/20182/15/2018
12/15/2017jan 18$0.035.28%12/28/201712/29/20171/12/2018
11/17/2017monthly$0.035.3%11/29/201711/30/201712/15/2017
10/19/2017oct 17$0.035.26%10/30/201710/31/201711/15/2017
9/18/2017sep 17$0.035.25%9/28/20179/29/201710/13/2017
8/15/2017aug 17$0.035.33%8/29/20178/31/20179/15/2017
7/17/2017jul 17$0.035.32%7/27/20177/31/20178/15/2017
6/16/2017monthly$0.035.27%6/28/20176/30/20177/14/2017
5/18/2017monthly$0.035.36%5/26/20175/31/20176/15/2017
4/19/2017monthly$0.035.39%4/26/20174/28/20175/15/2017
3/21/2017monthly$0.035.55%3/29/20173/31/20174/13/2017
2/16/2017mar 17$0.035.55%2/24/20172/28/20173/15/2017
1/19/2017jan 17$0.035.64%1/27/20171/31/20172/15/2017
12/20/2016jan 17$0.035.75%12/28/201612/30/20161/13/2017
11/18/2016monthly$0.036.01%11/28/201611/30/201612/15/2016
10/21/2016oct 16$0.035.7%10/27/201610/31/201611/15/2016
9/19/2016sep 16$0.035.69%9/28/20169/30/201610/14/2016
8/19/2016aug 16$0.035.63%8/29/20168/31/20169/15/2016
6/20/2016jun 16$0.046/28/20166/30/20167/15/2016
7/15/2016jul 16$0.046.75%7/27/20167/29/20168/15/2016
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE FT) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Ownership Percentage: 7.79%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 15.10%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT)

Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE FT) Insider Trades by Quarter

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
12/9/2016Larry D ThompsonInsiderBuy1,544$6.53$10,082.321,544View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE FT) News Headlines

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DateHeadline
Franklin Universal Trust (FT) to Issue $0.03 Feb 18 DividendFranklin Universal Trust (FT) to Issue $0.03 Feb 18 Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 15 at 4:32 PM
Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Announces $0.03 Monthly DividendFranklin Universal Trust (FT) Announces $0.03 Monthly Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 18 at 5:54 PM
Franklin Universal Trust Announces Jan 18 Dividend of $0.03 (FT)Franklin Universal Trust Announces Jan 18 Dividend of $0.03 (FT)
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 15 at 8:50 PM
Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Announces Monthly Dividend of $0.03Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Announces Monthly Dividend of $0.03
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 17 at 5:39 PM
Reminder - Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Goes Ex-Dividend SoonReminder - Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon
www.thestreet.com - October 27 at 1:09 AM
Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Announces $0.03 Oct 17 DividendFranklin Universal Trust (FT) Announces $0.03 Oct 17 Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 19 at 5:04 PM
Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly DistributionFranklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Distribution
finance.yahoo.com - October 5 at 8:49 AM
Franklin Universal Trust Declares Sep 17 Dividend of $0.03 (FT)Franklin Universal Trust Declares Sep 17 Dividend of $0.03 (FT)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 18 at 6:16 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - August 18 at 6:43 PM
Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Plans $0.03 Aug 17 DividendFranklin Universal Trust (FT) Plans $0.03 Aug 17 Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 7:22 PM
Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 27,Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 27,
www.nasdaq.com - July 27 at 12:26 AM
Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) to Issue Jul 17 Dividend of $0.03Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) to Issue Jul 17 Dividend of $0.03
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 17 at 5:26 PM
Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Declares $0.032 Monthly Dividend; 5.5% YieldFranklin Universal Trust (FT) Declares $0.032 Monthly Dividend; 5.5% Yield
www.streetinsider.com - February 17 at 3:53 PM
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www.bloomberg.com - December 8 at 11:06 AM
Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Declares $0.032 Monthly Dividend; 6.1% YieldFranklin Universal Trust (FT) Declares $0.032 Monthly Dividend; 6.1% Yield
www.streetinsider.com - November 18 at 10:05 PM
Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Declares $0.032 Monthly Dividend; 5.7% YieldFranklin Universal Trust (FT) Declares $0.032 Monthly Dividend; 5.7% Yield
www.streetinsider.com - September 20 at 8:59 AM
Franklin Universal Trust declares $0.032 dividendFranklin Universal Trust declares $0.032 dividend
seekingalpha.com - September 19 at 4:16 PM
Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Declares $0.0395 Monthly Dividend; 6.8% YieldFranklin Universal Trust (FT) Declares $0.0395 Monthly Dividend; 6.8% Yield
www.streetinsider.com - July 19 at 5:15 PM

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Financials

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