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Franklin Utilities Adv (FRUAX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Franklin Utilities Adv (FRUAX) Fund

    Last Trade: $19.10 on 6/28/2017, Change: -0.13 (-0.68%)

 

Graph of Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) ManagerFund Manager - John Kohli

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 18.5 years
Similar Funds: FRURX  FRUSX 
Fund Family: Franklin Templeton Investments
Fund Category: Utilities
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: A+ (Score: 0.82)     (What does this score mean?)
Kohli is vice president of Advisers. He has been a manager of the fund since 1998. He has primary responsibility for the investments. He has final authority over all aspects of the fund's investment portfolio, including but not limited to, purchases and sales of individual securities, portfolio risk assessment, and the management of daily cash balances. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1992. Kohli holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.  Get more insights on John Kohli

 

Graph of Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) ProfileFranklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Franklin Utilities Adv Fund seeks capital appreciation and current income. Franklin Utilities Adv Fund normally invests at least 80% of net assets in the securities of public utilities companies. These are companies that provide electricity, natural gas, water, and communications services to the public and companies that provide services to public utilities companies. Franklin Utilities Adv Fund concentrates (invests more than 25% of total assets) in companies operating in the utilities industry.

 

Franklin Utilities Adv (FRUAX) Fund Strength What we like about Franklin Utilities Adv (FRUAX) Fund

Data for Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) management has been with Franklin Utilities Adv Fund for 18.5 years
  • Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 11.12% vs 4.07% Utilities category median performance)
  • Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 11.69% vs 9.41% Utilities category median performance)
  • Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 11.87% vs 9.73% Utilities category median performance)
  • Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) has a Morningstar rating of 4 and above
  • Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 9.55% vs Utilities average of 60.66%. It is good that Franklin Utilities Adv management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 11.97, lower than category average of 12.25
  • Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) has a lower expense ratio than its Utilities average: 0.58% vs 1.15%
  • Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) Weakness What we are cautious about Franklin Utilities Adv (FRUAX) Fund

Data for Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) as of May 30, 2016

  • As a Utilities focused fund, Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) is less diversified and has inherited sector risks associated with the fund
See Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Compare Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX)Compare with other top Utilities category mutual funds

Aadditional top Utilities mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Franklin Utilities Adv15.2811.1211.6911.87
American Century Utilities Inv (BULIX)14.6911.4410.699.95Compare
Fidelity Advisor Utilities I (FUGIX)13.914.4110.6410.51Compare
ICON Utilities S (ICTUX)18.8016.9811.8611.46Compare

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Compare Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX)Compare with Utilities category ETFs

Some Utilities ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
iShares Global Utilities (JXI)8.54%3.46%7.30%
PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities ETF (PSCU)10.37%21.71%14.35%
PowerShares DWA Utilities Momentum ETF (PUI)15.57%19.31%13.40%
Guggenheim S&P 500 Eq Wt Utilities ETF (RYU)14.95%15.26%13.63%
Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)14.85%14.83%13.14%

 

Graph of Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) Net Asset TrackingFranklin Utilities Adv (FRUAX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Franklin Utilities Adv fund (FRUAX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$6.01B
03/2016$6.06B
02/2016$5.36B
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Graph of Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) Portfolio TrackingFranklin Utilities Adv (FRUAX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Franklin Utilities Adv fund (FRUAX)

DateCashStockBondOther
03/20161.58%97.57%0.85%0%
12/20150.79%98.24%0.97%0%
09/20150.28%98.74%0.98%0%
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graph of Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Franklin Utilities Adv (FRUAX) Fund

Discover what Franklin Utilities Adv Fund (FRUAX) manager is buying

Mar 30, 2016
NextEra Energy, Inc. Common Sto [5.67%]
Edison International Common Sto [5.22%]
Dominion Resources, Inc. Common [5.21%]
Duke Energy Corporation (Holdin [4.66%]
Sempra Energy Common Stock [4.41%]
American Electric Power Company [4.39%]
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Comm [4.34%]
Exelon Corporation Common Stock [3.91%]
CMS Energy Corporation Common S [3.41%]
Xcel Energy Inc. Common Stock [3.18%]

Dec 30, 2015
NextEra Energy, Inc. Common Sto [5.85%]
Dominion Resources, Inc. Common [5.52%]
Edison International Common Sto [5.06%]
Duke Energy Corporation (Holdin [4.58%]
American Electric Power Company [4.53%]
Sempra Energy Common Stock [4.2%]
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Comm [4.13%]
Exelon Corporation Common Stock [3.56%]
CMS Energy Corporation Common S [3.29%]
Xcel Energy Inc. Common Stock [3.21%]

Sep 29, 2015
Dominion Resources, Inc. Common [5.58%]
NextEra Energy, Inc. Common Sto [5.34%]
Edison International Common Sto [5.24%]
Duke Energy Corporation (Holdin [4.83%]
Sempra Energy Common Stock [4.39%]
American Electric Power Company [4.3%]
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Comm [3.99%]
Exelon Corporation Common Stock [3.7%]
CMS Energy Corporation Common S [3.14%]
PP&L Corporation Common Stock [3.11%]
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