First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund (FXU)
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Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Utilities 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® Utilities Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Index Description According to the Index Provider
  • The StrataQuant® Utilities 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® Utilities 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 utilities sector according to their score. The greater of the top 75% of the eligible universe or 40 stocks is selected for the StrataQuant® Utilities Index.
    • If the total count of eligible stocks in the utilities 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
TickerFXU
Fund TypeUtilities
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
CUSIP33734X184
ISINUS33734X1845
Intraday NAVFXUIV
Fiscal Year-End07/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception5/8/2007
Inception Price$20.00
Inception NAV$20.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Gross Expense Ratio*0.64%
Net Expense Ratio*0.64%
* As of 12/1/2022
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.70% per year, at least through November 30, 2023. The Investment Advisor has implemented fee breakpoints, which reduce the fund's investment management fee at certain assets levels. Please see the fund's SAI for full details.
Current Fund Data (as of 12/2/2022)
Closing NAV1$34.16
Closing Market Price2$34.15
Bid/Ask Midpoint$34.16
Bid/Ask Premium0.00%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.06%
Total Net Assets$379,229,785
Outstanding Shares11,100,002
Daily Volume40,236
Average 30-Day Daily Volume190,806
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$36.10 / $29.52
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$36.08 / $29.51
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)40
Top Holdings (as of 12/1/2022)*
Holding Percent
The AES Corporation 4.73%
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation 4.49%
UGI Corporation 4.45%
NRG Energy, Inc. 4.10%
OGE Energy Corp. 4.07%
National Fuel Gas Company 3.94%
Waste Management, Inc. 3.90%
Republic Services, Inc. 3.83%
PG&E Corporation 3.72%
Entergy Corporation 3.44%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 12/4/2022)4$0.1627
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 10/31/2022)52.56%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 10/31/2022)62.56%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 10/31/2022)71.98%
Index Yield (as of 10/31/2022)83.14%
Fund Characteristics (as of 11/30/2022)10
Maximum Market Cap.$76,952
Median Market Cap.$20,660
Minimum Market Cap.$4,497
Price/Earnings15.86
Price/Book1.97
Price/Cash Flow8.06
Price/Sales1.59
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 12/2/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 130 40 55 58
Days Traded at Discount 122 22 7 6
Top Industry Exposure (as of 12/1/2022)
Electricity 64.69%
Gas, Water and Multi-utilities 25.89%
Waste and Disposal Services 9.42%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 12/1/2022) *