SOURCE: Franklin Templeton

Franklin Templeton

February 01, 2011 15:49 ET

Franklin Universal Trust Reports Asset Allocation

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE: FT), a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., today reported its portfolio composition, certain portfolio characteristics and NYSE closing price as of December 31, 2010. 

Franklin Advisers, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE: BEN), a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management solutions managed by its Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series, Fiduciary Trust, Darby and Bissett investment teams. The San Mateo, CA-based company has more than 60 years of investment experience and over $670 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2010. For more information, please call 1-800/DIAL BEN® or visit franklintempleton.com.

FRANKLIN UNIVERSAL TRUST ASSET ALLOCATION at DECEMBER 31, 2010  
                 
    MARKET         PERCENTAGE  
SECURITY   VALUE         OF FUND 1  
High Yield and Investment Grade Corporate Bonds & Preferred   $ 143,682,759           66.9 %
                     
Utilities Common and Preferred Stocks   $ 63,514,869           29.6 %
                     
Other Investments   $ 1,115,201           0.5 %
                     
Cash & Other Net Assets   $ 6,592,533           3.1 %
Total Investments 1,2   $ 214,905,362           100.0 %
                 
    MARKET         PERCENTAGE  
10 LARGEST HOLDINGS BY ISSUER   VALUE         OF FUND 1  
Southern Co.   $ 4,587,600           2.1 %
Centerpoint Energy Inc.   $ 4,348,152           2.0 %
Dominion Resources Inc.   $ 4,272,000           2.0 %
HCA Inc.   $ 3,584,761           1.7 %
Entergy Corp.   $ 3,541,500           1.6 %
Alliant Energy Corp.   $ 3,125,450           1.5 %
Exelon Corp.   $ 2,914,800           1.4 %
Pinnacle West Capital Corp.   $ 2,901,500           1.4 %
Edison International   $ 2,895,000           1.3 %
Duke Energy Corp.   $ 2,849,600           1.3 %
Total 2   $ 35,020,363           16.3 %
                 
% OF GROSS ASSETS IN DEFAULT:   MARKET         PERCENTAGE  
ISSUER3   VALUE         OF FUND 1  
Fontainebleau Las Vegas   $ 13,600           0.0 %
Station Casinos Inc.   $ 240           0.0 %
Total 2   $ 13,840           0.0 %
Note: The value of these defaulted securities is reflected in the Fund's net asset value. Percentages are rounded.  
                     
                     
Number of positions           212        
NAV per share         $ 6.88 4      
Market price per share         $ 6.33 4      
Number of shares outstanding           25,131,894        
Total net assets         $ 172,905,363        
                     
1 Percentage of total investments of the Fund. Total investments of the Fund include long-term and short-term investments and other net assets, excluding long-term debt issued by the Fund.  
2 Total figures may not represent exact sum of items as a result of rounding.  
3 Includes issuers that have defaulted or have missed scheduled bond payments.  
4 These figures are rounded to two decimal places.  

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