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How to buy Franklin Universal Closed Fund stock
Learn how to easily invest in Franklin Universal Closed Fund stock.
Franklin Universal Closed Fund is an asset management business based in the US. Franklin Universal Closed Fund shares (FT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – FT – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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Franklin Universal Closed Fund stock price (NYSE: FT)Use our graph to track the performance of FT stocks over time.
Franklin Universal Closed Fund shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$6.57|
|52-week range||$6.33 - $8.29|
|50-day moving average||$7.63|
|200-day moving average||$7.83|
|Wall St. target price||N/A|
|Dividend yield||$0.528 (8.06%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.74|
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Franklin Universal Closed Fund price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-28)||-2.23%|
|1 month (2022-09-02)||-16.52%|
|3 months (2022-07-05)||-12.63%|
|6 months (2022-04-05)||-19.49%|
|1 year (2021-10-05)||-20.17%|
|2 years (2020-10-05)||-4.51%|
|3 years (2019-10-04)||7.495|
|5 years (2017-10-05)||7.23|
Is Franklin Universal Closed Fund stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Franklin Universal Closed Fund stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Franklin Universal Closed Fund's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Franklin Universal Closed Fund's P/E ratio
Franklin Universal Closed Fund's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Franklin Universal Closed Fund shares trade at around 9x 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.
Franklin Universal Closed Fund financials
|Revenue TTM||$14.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||79.99%|
|Gross profit TTM||$14.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.57%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.68%|
|Market capitalisation||$168.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Franklin Universal Closed Fund share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 71.82% of net profits
Recently Franklin Universal Closed Fund has paid out, on average, around 71.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.06% 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 Closed Fund shareholders could enjoy a 8.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Franklin Universal Closed Fund's case, that would currently equate to about $0.528 per share.
Franklin Universal Closed Fund'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 Closed Fund's most recent dividend payout was on 14 February 2019. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Franklin Universal Closed Fund share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Franklin Universal Closed Fund's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.33 up to $8.2887. 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 Closed Fund's is 0.5757. This would suggest that Franklin Universal Closed Fund's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Franklin Universal Closed Fund overview
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.
Franklin Universal Closed Fund in the news
Franklin Universal Trust ("FT" or the "Fund") Announces Notification of Sources of Distributions
Franklin Universal Trust ("FT" or the "Fund") Announces Distribution
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Franklin Universal Closed Fund is owned by institutions?
Currently 14.131% of Franklin Universal Closed Fund shares are held by institutions. When does the fiscal year end for Franklin Universal Closed Fund?
Franklin Universal Closed Fund's fiscal year ends in August. Where is Franklin Universal Closed Fund based?
Franklin Universal Closed Fund's address is: One Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA, United States, 94403-1906 What is Franklin Universal Closed Fund's ISIN number?
Franklin Universal Closed Fund's international securities identification number is: US3551451038 What is Franklin Universal Closed Fund's CUSIP number?
Franklin Universal Closed Fund's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 355145103
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