XFUTX: Franklin Universal Trust

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XFUTX Franklin Universal Trust


Profile

XFUTX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -6.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -0.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 2.0%
  • Net Assets $193 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 19.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$8.16
$6.16
$9.11

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 2.45%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 21.70%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) N/A
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

  • Primary Caregory
  • Fund Type Closed-end mutual fund
  • Investment Style Tactical Allocation

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -6.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 4.69%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Franklin Universal Trust
  • Fund Family Name
    Franklin Templeton
  • Inception Date
    Sep 23, 1988
  • Shares Outstanding
    25131894
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Christopher Molumphy

Fund Description

N/A


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Categories

Performance

XFUTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period XFUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -6.7% -25.0% 44.1% 77.22%
1 Yr -3.1% -24.5% 62.7% 60.51%
3 Yr -0.2%* -12.8% 8.7% 47.92%
5 Yr 2.0%* -11.6% 7.4% 20.69%
10 Yr 2.1%* -3.5% 2.8% 21.28%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period XFUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 16.7% -21.7% 26.6% 2.55%
2018 -8.0% -28.0% 0.2% 23.94%
2017 5.3% -11.6% 22.0% 83.82%
2016 16.0% -14.9% 16.0% 0.78%
2015 -17.1% -87.3% -0.8% 98.13%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period XFUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -6.7% -25.0% 44.1% 77.22%
1 Yr -3.1% -24.5% 62.7% 60.51%
3 Yr -0.2%* -11.7% 8.7% 72.92%
5 Yr 2.0%* -11.1% 7.7% 50.86%
10 Yr 2.1%* -3.5% 5.9% 78.72%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period XFUTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 16.7% -21.7% 26.6% 2.55%
2018 -8.0% -28.0% 1.1% 52.11%
2017 5.3% -5.4% 22.0% 89.71%
2016 16.0% -14.9% 19.7% 1.55%
2015 -17.1% -87.3% 1.8% 98.13%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

XFUTX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

XFUTX Category Low Category High XFUTX % Rank
Net Assets 193 M 871 K 14.9 B 31.65%
Number of Holdings 273 1 1824 19.33%
Net Assets in Top 10 50.8 M 0 10.3 B 41.33%
Weighting of Top 10 19.69% 0.0% 99.7% 97.90%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. NextEra Energy Inc 2.97%
  2. Dominion Energy Inc 2.21%
  3. Sempra Energy 2.20%
  4. American Electric Power Co Inc 2.15%
  5. CMS Energy Corp 2.04%
  6. Evergy Inc 1.91%
  7. Lending Club Corp., Marketplace Loan 1.64%
  8. Alliant Energy Corp 1.53%
  9. Duke Energy Corp 1.53%
  10. Xcel Energy Inc 1.51%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High XFUTX % Rank
Bonds
64.82% -22.52% 79.22% 11.39%
Stocks
31.66% -0.01% 75.51% 67.09%
Cash
3.05% -41.15% 100.00% 78.00%
Preferred Stocks
0.47% 0.00% 17.05% 17.33%
Other
0.00% -3.81% 67.56% 82.67%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.22% 84.00%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High XFUTX % Rank
Utilities
95.94% 0.00% 95.94% 0.72%
Basic Materials
2.25% 0.00% 66.00% 60.14%
Energy
1.81% 0.00% 16.59% 65.94%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 54.08% 97.83%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 34.83% 94.93%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 22.11% 97.10%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 49.66% 96.38%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 98.55%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 21.73% 95.65%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 43.97% 97.83%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 19.14% 97.10%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High XFUTX % Rank
US
31.66% -0.01% 67.99% 36.67%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 44.38% 94.00%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High XFUTX % Rank
Corporate
90.12% 0.00% 96.81% 2.00%
Securitized
5.42% 0.00% 48.69% 44.00%
Cash & Equivalents
4.46% 0.10% 100.00% 87.33%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 74.33% 74.00%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 9.14% 75.33%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 99.73% 94.67%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High XFUTX % Rank
US
64.82% 0.00% 79.22% 5.33%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 31.02% 88.67%

Expenses

XFUTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

XFUTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 2.45% 0.00% 5.31% 17.83%
Management Fee 0.75% 0.15% 1.50% 44.59%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.70% N/A

Sales Fees

XFUTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

XFUTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

XFUTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 21.70% 2.69% 474.00% 8.90%

Distributions

XFUTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

XFUTX Category Low Category High XFUTX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 6.85% 53.16%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

XFUTX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Annually Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

XFUTX Category Low Category High XFUTX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 4.69% -1.48% 5.27% 1.27%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

XFUTX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

XFUTX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Christopher Molumphy


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 1991

29.52

29.5%

Christopher J. Molumphy, CFA, EVP, is chief investment officer of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group. Mr. Molumphy joined Franklin Templeton Investments as an analyst in 1988 and has served as a portfolio manager since 1991. Prior to assuming his current role in 2000, he served as director of Franklin's High Yield and Investment Grade teams since 1994. He holds a BA (Stanford Univ.) and an MBA (Univ. of Chicago). He is a member of the Security Analysts of San Francisco the CFA Institute, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research(SIEPR), and the San Francisco Bond Club.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 29.52 5.31 0.23