Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Franklin Utilities Advisor Class (FRUAX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks capital appreciation and current income. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its 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. It concentrates (invests more than 25% of its total assets) in companies operating in the utilities industry. The fund invests primarily in equity securities- which consist mainly of common stocks.


1 month+2.28% 3 years+9.38%
3 months+3.41% 5 years+13.32%
1 year+21.31% Since inception+9.49%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Utilities

Performance 5-yr return+13.32%+10.68%
Expense ratio0.58%1.19%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.950.92
Net assets$6.6B$1.4B
Average market cap$20.5B$23.4B
Average P/E21.919.3
Portfolio turnover7%7%

There are thousands of mutual funds to choose from. Get Money Magazine’s picks in all major categories.

Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyFranklin Templeton Investments
Fund manager & tenureJohn Kohli / 18 Years
Minimal initial investment$100,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--


U.S. stock91.98%
International stock6.80%
Fixed income1.07%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Utilities 93.68%
Energy 3.75%
Telecommunication 2.57%
Business service 0.00%
Consumer goods 0.00%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
NEE NextEra Energy6.57%
D Dominion Energy Inc5.00%
SRE Sempra Energy4.94%
PCG PG&E4.84%
EIX Edison International4.77%
DUK Duke Energy4.41%
AEP American Electric Power Company Inc4.24%
EXC Exelon3.90%
CMS CMS Energy Corp3.49%
SO Southern Co3.42%