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First Trust NASDAQ® ABA Community Bank Index Fund (QABA)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust NASDAQ® ABA Community Bank Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund. The objective of the Fund is to seek investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield, before the Fund's fees and expenses, of an equity index called the Nasdaq OMX® ABA Community Bank IndexSM.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Index Description According to the Index Provider
  • The Index is a market capitalization-weighted index that includes the common stock of all Nasdaq® listed banks and thrifts or their holding companies that are designated as banks by the Industry Classification Benchmark (or that which the American Bankers Association determines should be classified as such), but excluding:
    • Any of the 50 largest banks or thrifts and their holding companies based on asset size as determined by the most recently available call report data as compiled by the FDIC.
    • Any banks or thrifts classified as having an "international specialization" or a "credit-card specialization" as determined by the most recently available call report data as compiled by the FDIC, provided that such institutions constitute the majority of assets if in a holding company.
  • A security must have a market capitalization of at least $200 million and a three-month average daily dollar trading volume of at least $500 thousand.
  • In addition, a security must meet certain operating history, solvency, and financial statement requirements to remain eligible for inclusion in the index.
  • The Index is rebalanced quarterly and reconstituted semi-annually.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeCommunity Bank
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
Fiscal Year-End12/31
Inception Price$20.00
Inception NAV$20.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Gross Expense Ratio*0.63%
Net Expense Ratio*0.60%
* As of 5/2/2022
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.60% per year, at least through April 30, 2023.
Current Fund Data (as of 10/3/2022)
Closing NAV1$51.30
Closing Market Price2$51.31
Bid/Ask Midpoint$51.27
Bid/Ask Discount0.07%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.11%
Total Net Assets$87,204,648
Outstanding Shares1,700,002
Daily Volume2,707
Average 30-Day Daily Volume10,614
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$63.67 / $48.45
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$63.64 / $48.51
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)172
Top Holdings (as of 10/3/2022)*
Holding Percent
Commerce Bancshares, Inc. 3.54%
Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. 2.78%
First Financial Bankshares, Inc. 2.65%
South State Corporation 2.64%
Valley National Bancorp 2.47%
Wintrust Financial Corporation 2.21%
Old National Bancorp 2.15%
United Bankshares, Inc. 2.13%
Bank OZK 2.06%
First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. 1.90%

* 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 10/4/2022)4$0.2916
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 8/31/2022)52.10%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 8/31/2022)62.06%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 8/31/2022)72.07%
Index Yield (as of 8/31/2022)82.69%
Fund Characteristics (as of 9/30/2022)10
Maximum Market Cap.$7,931
Median Market Cap.$698
Minimum Market Cap.$179
Price/Cash Flow10.07
Top State Exposure (as of 8/31/2022)
State Percent
California 9.79%
Texas 9.03%
Missouri 6.78%
Indiana 6.06%
New York 5.51%
Ohio 4.56%
Florida 4.20%
New Jersey 3.89%
Illinois 3.79%
Washington 3.74%
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 10/3/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 155 50 14 15
Days Traded at Discount 97 12 48 49
Top Sector Exposure (as of 10/3/2022)
Financials 99.47%
Industrials 0.21%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 10/3/2022) *