First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund (FXO)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Financials 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 StrataQuant® Financials Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The StrataQuant® Financials Index is an "enhanced" index developed, maintained and sponsored by ICE Data Indices, LLC or its affiliates ("IDI") which employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Russell 1000® Index.
  • IDI constructs the StrataQuant® Financials Index by ranking the stocks which are members of the Russell 1000® Index on growth factors including three, six 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.
  • Each stock receives either its growth or value score rank as its selection score based on its style designation as determined by Russell. Stocks which Russell allocates between both growth and value receive the better of their growth or value score rank as their selection score.
  • IDI then ranks those stocks contained in the financials sector according to their score. The greater of the top 75% of the eligible universe or 40 stocks is selected for the StrataQuant® Financials Index.
    • If the total count of eligible stocks in the financials sector falls below 40, all eligible stocks will be included.
  • The selected stocks are divided into quintiles based on their rankings and the top ranked quintiles receive a higher weight within the index. The stocks are equally-weighted within each quintile.
  • The index is reconstituted and rebalanced quarterly.
Fund Overview
TickerFXO
Fund TypeFinancials
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon
CUSIP33734X135
ISINUS33734X1357
Intraday NAVFXOIV
Fiscal Year-End07/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception5/8/2007
Inception Price$20.00
Inception NAV$20.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Gross Expense Ratio*0.62%
Net Expense Ratio*0.62%
* As of 12/1/2020
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.70% per year, at least until November 30, 2021.
Current Fund Data (as of 6/11/2021)
Closing NAV1$44.94
Closing Market Price2$44.93
Bid/Ask Midpoint$44.94
Bid/Ask Premium0.00%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.04%
Total Net Assets$1,433,503,317
Outstanding Shares31,900,002
Daily Volume194,989
Average 30-Day Daily Volume309,409
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$45.88 / $23.99
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$45.87 / $23.97
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)104
Top Holdings (as of 6/11/2021)*
Holding Percent
Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. 2.08%
Athene Holding Ltd. (Class A) 1.83%
Cincinnati Financial Corporation 1.73%
First American Financial Corporation 1.71%
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. 1.70%
The Allstate Corporation 1.68%
SLM Corporation 1.67%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Class B) 1.64%
Assured Guaranty Ltd. 1.63%
Aflac Incorporated 1.61%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Overall Morningstar RatingTM (as of 5/31/2021)4

Among 94 funds in the Financial category. This fund was rated 4 stars/94 funds (3 years), 4 stars/84 funds (5 years), 4 stars/71 funds (10 years) based on risk adjusted returns.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 6/15/2021)5$0.1632
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 5/28/2021)61.46%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 5/28/2021)71.46%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 5/28/2021)81.88%
Index Yield (as of 5/28/2021)92.29%
For funds with certain equity strategies, due to the negative economic impact across many industries caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, certain of the issuers of the securities included in the fund may elect to reduce the amount of dividends and/or distributions paid in the future. As a result, the "12-Month Distribution Rate," which is based on the fund's trailing 12-month ordinary distributions, will likely be higher, and in some cases significantly higher, than the actual 12-month distribution rate achieved by the fund.
Fund Characteristics (as of 5/28/2021)11
Maximum Market Cap.$662,127
Median Market Cap.$11,821
Minimum Market Cap.$3,456
Price/Earnings10.12
Price/Book1.37
Price/Cash Flow8.57
Price/Sales1.77
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 6/11/2021)
  2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021
Days Traded at Premium 102 49 47 ---
Days Traded at Discount 151 12 3 ---
Top Industry Exposure (as of 6/11/2021)
Non-life Insurance 29.25%
Banks 27.59%
Investment Banking and Brokerage Services 24.55%
Finance and Credit Services 9.37%
Life Insurance 8.92%
Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts 0.32%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 6/11/2021) *