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First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund (FDL)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund is an exchange-traded index fund. The investment objective of the Fund is to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield of the Morningstar® Dividend Leaders IndexSM.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The index consists of stocks listed on one of the three major exchanges, NYSE, NYSE Amex or Nasdaq, that have shown dividend consistency and dividend sustainability. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are not included.
  • Through the application of Morningstar's proprietary multi-step screening process, a universe is identified. The top 100 stocks, based on dividend yield, are selected for the index.
  • The individual holdings are weighted based on each security's shares outstanding, free float factor, and annual indicated dividend per share. The weighting of each holding is capped to enhance portfolio diversification.
  • The index is reconstituted once annually each June and rebalanced four times annually in March, June, September and December.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeEquity Income
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
Fiscal Year-End12/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception Price$20.00
Inception NAV$20.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Gross Expense Ratio*0.46%
Net Expense Ratio*0.45%
* As of 5/2/2022
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.45% per year, at least until April 30, 2023. Please see the Fees and Expenses of the Fund section in the fund’s prospectus for more details.
Current Fund Data (as of 5/20/2022)
Closing NAV1$37.43
Closing Market Price2$37.45
Bid/Ask Midpoint$37.44
Bid/Ask Premium0.03%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.03%
Total Net Assets$2,605,249,874
Outstanding Shares69,600,002
Daily Volume1,753,440
Average 30-Day Daily Volume1,284,395
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$38.84 / $32.62
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$38.82 / $32.63
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)98
Top Holdings (as of 5/20/2022)*
Holding Percent
AT&T Inc. 8.25%
AbbVie Inc. 8.09%
Chevron Corporation 7.00%
Verizon Communications Inc. 6.27%
Pfizer Inc. 6.12%
Philip Morris International Inc. 5.32%
Merck & Co., Inc. 5.31%
The Coca-Cola Company 4.28%
Altria Group, Inc. 4.20%
Broadcom Inc. 3.89%

* 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 1,146 funds in the Large Value category. This fund was rated 3 stars/1,146 funds (3 years), 3 stars/1,066 funds (5 years), 4 stars/773 funds (10 years) based on risk adjusted returns.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 5/22/2022)5$0.2793
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 4/29/2022)63.68%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 4/29/2022)73.68%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 4/29/2022)83.64%
Index Yield (as of 4/29/2022)94.40%
Fund Characteristics (as of 4/29/2022)11
Maximum Market Cap.$307,835
Median Market Cap.$12,594
Minimum Market Cap.$1,932
Price/Cash Flow8.79
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 5/20/2022)