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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.
  • 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
TickerQABA
Fund TypeCommunity Bank
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
CUSIP33736Q104
ISINUS33736Q1040
Intraday NAVQABAIV
Fiscal Year-End12/31
ExchangeNasdaq
Inception6/29/2009
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. Please see the Fees and Expenses of the Fund section in the fund’s prospectus for more details.
Current Fund Data (as of 6/24/2022)
Closing NAV1$50.44
Closing Market Price2$50.40
Bid/Ask Midpoint$50.39
Bid/Ask Discount0.10%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread (as of 6/23/2022)30.10%
Total Net Assets$95,839,325
Outstanding Shares1,900,002
Daily Volume5,709
Average 30-Day Daily Volume15,115
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$63.67 / $48.65
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$63.64 / $48.72
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)172
Top Holdings (as of 6/23/2022)*
Holding Percent
Commerce Bancshares, Inc. 3.51%
South State Corporation 2.61%
First Financial Bankshares, Inc. 2.48%
Valley National Bancorp 2.38%
Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. 2.36%
United Bankshares, Inc. 2.12%
Wintrust Financial Corporation 2.02%
Bank OZK 1.96%
Old National Bancorp 1.92%
UMB Financial Corporation 1.86%

* 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 6/25/2022)4$0.2716
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 5/31/2022)52.10%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 5/31/2022)62.05%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 5/31/2022)71.96%
Index Yield (as of 5/31/2022)82.66%
Fund Characteristics (as of 5/31/2022)10
Maximum Market Cap.$8,352
Median Market Cap.$924
Minimum Market Cap.$235
Price/Earnings12.07
Price/Book1.28
Price/Cash Flow10.55
Price/Sales3.93
Top State Exposure (as of 5/31/2022)
State Percent
California 9.55%
Texas 9.13%
Missouri 6.83%
Indiana 5.91%
New York 5.47%
Ohio 4.40%
Illinois 3.91%
Florida 3.83%
Washington 3.74%
Oklahoma 3.71%
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 6/24/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 155 50 14 ---
Days Traded at Discount 97 12 44 ---
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 6/23/2022) *