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First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund (FAD)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund is an exchange-traded fund. The investment objective of the Fund is to seek investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield, before fees and expenses, of an equity index called the Nasdaq AlphaDEX® Multi Cap Growth Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The Index is an "enhanced" index created and administered by Nasdaq, Inc. ("Nasdaq") which employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks that meet certain criteria from the three indices – Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index, Nasdaq US 600 Mid Cap Index and Nasdaq US 700 Small Cap Index.
  • Nasdaq constructs the Index by ranking the eligible stocks within each index on growth factors including 3-, 6- and 12- month price appreciation, sales to price and one year sales growth, and separately on value factors including book value to price, cash flow to price and return on assets. All stocks are ranked on the sum of ranks for the growth factors and, separately, all stocks are ranked on the sum of ranks for the value factors. A stock must have data for all growth and/or value factors to receive a rank for that style.
  • Each stock receives either its growth or value score as its selection score based on its style designation as determined by Nasdaq. Only those stocks designated as value stocks are eligible for the portfolio.
  • The top 187 stocks from the Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Growth Index, 225 stocks from the Nasdaq US 600 Mid Cap Growth Index and 262 stocks from the Nasdaq US 700 Small Cap Growth Index based on the selection score determined in the previous step comprise the "selected stocks". The selected stocks are divided into quintiles based on their rankings within their size class and the top ranked quintiles receive a higher weight within the index.
  • The index is comprised of the selected stocks in the following weights: the stocks selected from the Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Growth Index comprise 50%, the stocks selected from the Nasdaq US 600 Mid Cap Growth Index comprise 30%, and the stocks selected from the Nasdaq US 700 Small Cap Growth Index comprise 20%.
  • The Index is reconstituted and rebalanced quarterly.
Fund Overview
TickerFAD
Fund TypeMulti Cap Growth
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
CUSIP33733F101
ISINUS33733F1012
Intraday NAVFADIV
Fiscal Year-End07/31
ExchangeNasdaq
Inception5/8/2007
Inception Price$30.00
Inception NAV$30.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Gross Expense Ratio*0.63%
Net Expense Ratio*0.63%
* As of 12/1/2021
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.70% per year, at least until November 30, 2022. Please see the Fees and Expenses of the Fund section in the fund’s prospectus for more details.
Current Fund Data (as of 5/18/2022)
Closing NAV1$95.47
Closing Market Price2$95.51
Bid/Ask Midpoint$95.54
Bid/Ask Premium0.07%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.23%
Total Net Assets$181,388,702
Outstanding Shares1,900,002
Daily Volume4,819
Average 30-Day Daily Volume9,239
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$131.39 / $93.76
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$131.24 / $93.83
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)674
Top Holdings (as of 5/18/2022)*
Holding Percent
Devon Energy Corporation 0.62%
Occidental Petroleum Corporation 0.60%
Pioneer Natural Resources Company 0.57%
Hess Corporation 0.56%
Marathon Oil Corporation 0.56%
The Williams Companies, Inc. 0.56%
ConocoPhillips 0.55%
EOG Resources, Inc. 0.54%
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. 0.52%
Pfizer Inc. 0.51%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Overall Morningstar RatingTM (as of 4/30/2022)4

Among 538 funds in the Mid-Cap Growth category. This fund was rated 4 stars/538 funds (3 years), 4 stars/502 funds (5 years), 4 stars/385 funds (10 years) based on risk adjusted returns.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 5/19/2022)5$0.0641
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 4/29/2022)60.53%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 4/29/2022)70.53%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 4/29/2022)80.18%
Index Yield (as of 4/29/2022)91.27%
Fund Characteristics (as of 4/29/2022)11
Maximum Market Cap.$2,551,594
Median Market Cap.$5,082
Minimum Market Cap.$441
Price/Earnings18.36
Price/Book4.06
Price/Cash Flow12.68
Price/Sales2.49
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 5/18/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 201 33 26 ---
Days Traded at Discount 51 29 7 ---
Top Sector Exposure (as of 5/18/2022)
Information Technology 18.34%
Health Care 15.14%
Industrials 14.22%
Energy 11.43%
Financials 9.55%
Consumer Discretionary 9.36%
Real Estate 8.42%
Consumer Staples 4.74%
Materials 4.16%
Communication Services 2.75%
Utilities 1.64%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 5/18/2022) *