News headlines about Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Franklin Universal Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6485355926479 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE FT) opened at $7.27 on Monday. Franklin Universal Trust has a 1-year low of $6.48 and a 1-year high of $7.39.
The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.032 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $0.38 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.28%.
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About Franklin Universal Trust
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.
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