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Franklin Universal Trust (FT) Competitors

$6.41
-0.03 (-0.47%)
(As of 10:06 AM ET)

FT vs. VFL, AWF, ASA, DMF, DSM, LEO, EVN, VPV, JOF, and JHS

Should you be buying Franklin Universal Trust stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Franklin Universal Trust include abrdn National Municipal Income Fund (VFL), AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund (AWF), ASA Gold and Precious Metals (ASA), BNY Mellon Municipal Income (DMF), BNY Mellon Strategic Municipal Bond Fund (DSM), BNY Mellon Strategic Municipals (LEO), Eaton Vance Municipal Income Trust (EVN), Invesco Pennsylvania Value Municipal Income Trust (VPV), Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund (JOF), and John Hancock Income Securities Trust (JHS). These companies are all part of the "investment offices, not elsewhere classified" industry.

Franklin Universal Trust vs.

abrdn National Municipal Income Fund (NYSE:VFL) and Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, community ranking, profitability, media sentiment, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Franklin Universal Trust received 80 more outperform votes than abrdn National Municipal Income Fund when rated by MarketBeat users.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
abrdn National Municipal Income FundN/AN/A
Franklin Universal TrustOutperform Votes
80
64.52%
Underperform Votes
44
35.48%

abrdn National Municipal Income Fund has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Franklin Universal Trust has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

abrdn National Municipal Income Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Franklin Universal Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.6%. abrdn National Municipal Income Fund has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
abrdn National Municipal Income FundN/A N/A N/A
Franklin Universal Trust N/A N/A N/A

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
abrdn National Municipal Income FundN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Franklin Universal TrustN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
abrdn National Municipal Income Fund
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
Franklin Universal Trust
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

In the previous week, Franklin Universal Trust had 1 more articles in the media than abrdn National Municipal Income Fund. MarketBeat recorded 1 mentions for Franklin Universal Trust and 0 mentions for abrdn National Municipal Income Fund. abrdn National Municipal Income Fund's average media sentiment score of 0.50 beat Franklin Universal Trust's score of 0.00 indicating that Franklin Universal Trust is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
abrdn National Municipal Income Fund Neutral
Franklin Universal Trust Positive

Summary

Franklin Universal Trust beats abrdn National Municipal Income Fund on 5 of the 6 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding FT and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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FT vs. The Competition

MetricFranklin Universal TrustInvestment offices IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market CapN/A$6.90B$8.10B$17.06B
Dividend Yield8.67%6.60%10.66%3.62%
P/E RatioN/A0.5057.9020.83
Price / SalesN/A14.903,608.469.72
Price / CashN/A7.4427.6216.99
Price / BookN/A0.952.334.85
Net IncomeN/A$73.96M$995.80M$965.88M
7 Day Performance-2.66%-1.91%-1.68%-3.75%
1 Month Performance-0.93%-2.45%-1.88%-2.70%
1 Year Performance-8.17%0.49%9.30%78.16%

Franklin Universal Trust Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
VFL
abrdn National Municipal Income Fund
0 of 5 stars
$9.89
flat
N/A-6.1%$0.00N/A0.00N/A
AWF
AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund
0 of 5 stars
$9.98
-0.4%
N/A+1.6%$0.00N/A0.00N/ANews Coverage
ASA
ASA Gold and Precious Metals
0 of 5 stars
$16.85
-0.4%
N/A-0.5%$0.00N/A0.00N/A
DMF
BNY Mellon Municipal Income
0 of 5 stars
$6.60
+0.2%
N/A+3.0%$0.00$3.77M0.00N/A
DSM
BNY Mellon Strategic Municipal Bond Fund
0 of 5 stars
$5.58
flat
N/A-4.8%$0.00N/A0.00N/A
LEO
BNY Mellon Strategic Municipals
0 of 5 stars
$5.85
flat
N/A-7.1%$0.00N/A0.00147,000
EVN
Eaton Vance Municipal Income Trust
0 of 5 stars
$9.89
+0.3%
N/A-1.2%$0.00N/A0.00N/APositive News
VPV
Invesco Pennsylvania Value Municipal Income Trust
0 of 5 stars
$9.93
-0.1%
N/A-0.8%$0.00N/A0.00N/AEx-Dividend
Insider Buying
Positive News
JOF
Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund
0 of 5 stars
$7.60
-1.7%
N/A+8.1%$0.00N/A0.00N/ANews Coverage
Negative News
JHS
John Hancock Income Securities Trust
0 of 5 stars
$10.73
+0.1%
N/A-1.3%$0.00N/A0.00N/AShort Interest ↓

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