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Franklin Universal Trust is an asset management business based in the US. Franklin Universal Trust shares (FT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
|Latest market close||$8.30|
|52-week range||$6.44 - $8.61|
|50-day moving average||$8.37|
|200-day moving average||$8.21|
|Wall St. target price||N/A|
|Dividend yield||$0.384 (4.63%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.37|
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|1 week (2021-10-19)||0.18%|
|1 month (2021-09-24)||-1.72%|
|3 months (2021-07-26)||-1.25%|
|6 months (2021-04-26)||7.45%|
|1 year (2020-10-26)||20.39%|
|2 years (2019-10-25)||9.72%|
|3 years (2018-10-26)||26.83%|
|5 years (2016-10-26)||23.99%|
Valuing Franklin Universal Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Franklin Universal Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Franklin Universal Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Franklin Universal Trust shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
|Revenue TTM||$15.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||82.51%|
|Gross profit TTM||$15.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.84%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.38%|
|Market capitalisation||$209.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 29,187 Franklin Universal Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Franklin Universal Trust's "short interest". This figure is 10.9% down from 32,744 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Franklin Universal Trust shares can be evaluated.
Franklin Universal Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Franklin Universal Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Franklin Universal Trust shares traded daily (recently around 37905.194805195). Franklin Universal Trust's SIR currently stands at 0.77. In other words for every 100,000 Franklin Universal Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 770 shares are currently held short.
However Franklin Universal Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Franklin Universal Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Franklin Universal Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Franklin Universal Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Franklin Universal Trust shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Franklin Universal Trust shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Franklin Universal Trust.
Find out more about how you can short Franklin Universal Trust stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 81.38% of net profits
Recently Franklin Universal Trust has paid out, on average, around 81.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Franklin Universal Trust shareholders could enjoy a 6.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Franklin Universal Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $0.384 per share.
Franklin Universal Trust's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Franklin Universal Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 14 February 2019. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Franklin Universal Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.4408 up to $8.6062. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Franklin Universal Trust's is 0.6418. This would suggest that Franklin Universal Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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.
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