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Julie Young
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Franklin Templeton Announces Fund Dividends

Ex-dividend date is June 28

The Franklin Limited Duration (FTF) and Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) funds have announced their monthly dividends. The ex-dividend date for both funds is June 28. Franklin Limited Duration is paying a 10.77-cent dividend with a forward dividend yield of 10.82% and a share price of $11.95. Franklin Universal Trust is paying a 3.2-cent dividend with a forward dividend yield of 5.24% and a share price of $7.33.

Franklin Limited Duration

As of March 31 the Franklin Limited Duration fund’s top 10 holdings included Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Ginnie Mae (NASDAQ:GNMA) structured debt.

  • FHLMC, 4.00%, 2/01/47.
  • FHLMC, 4.00%, 4/01/47.
  • GNMA II, SF, 3.50%, 4/01/47.
  • FNMA, 4.00%, 4/01/47.
  • FHLMC, 3.50%, 4/01/47.
  • FHLMC, 3.50%, 3/01/47.
  • FNMA, 3.50%, 4/01/47.
  • FNMA, 3.00%, 4/01/47.
  • FHLMC, 3.00%, 4/01/47.
  • FHLMC, 3.00%, 4/01/47.

The fund has a year-to-date return of -0.75% and a one-year return of 2.58%.

Franklin Universal Trust

The Franklin Universal Trust invests primarily in dividend-paying publicly traded energy and utilities stocks. As of March 31 top holdings in the Franklin Universal Trust fund included the following:

The fund has a year-to-date return of 9.73% and a one-year return of 7.64%

Disclosure: I do not own any fund shares of Franklin Limited Duration or Franklin Universal Trust.

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Julie Young
Julie Young is a financial writer with comprehensive experience in the financial services industry. She writes about investments, investment products, financial market news and economic trends. Julie has a Master of Science in finance from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Arkansas.

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