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American Strength, 8  Ticker: FMCTJX
 
Description
A unit investment trust that seeks above-average capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of common stocks of companies that exhibit financial strength from three distinct segments of the market.
Please note that there is no assurance the objective will be met.
 
Summary
Product Code: AMST8
Portfolio Status: Secondary
Initial Offer Date: 11/29/2023
Secondary Date: 12/20/2023
Portfolio Ending Date: 03/03/2025
Tax Structure: Regulated Investment Company
Distributions: Semi-Annual
 
Initial Offer Price: $10.0000
NAV(*): $11.6564
POP(*): $11.8159
Remaining Deferred Sales Charge: $0.1350
* As of Trade Date: 03/04/2024 4:00pm ET
The Public Offering Price (POP) represents the net asset value per unit plus any applicable organization costs and sales charges. The Net Asset Value (NAV) represents the value per unit of a trust’s portfolio securities and other assets reduced by applicable deferred sales charges and other liabilities.

 Historical 12-Month Distribution of Trust Holdings:^
Rate (as of 3/4/2024) Per Unit (as of 3/4/2024)
1.06% $0.12520
^ There is no guarantee the issuers of the securities included in the trust will declare dividends or distributions in the future. The historical 12-month distribution per unit and historical 12-month distribution rate of the securities included in the trust are for illustrative purposes only and are not indicative of the trust's distribution or distribution rate. The historical 12-month distribution per unit is based on the weighted average of the trailing twelve month distributions paid by the securities included in the portfolio. The historical 12-month distribution rate is calculated by dividing the historical 12-month distributions by the trust's offering price. The historical 12-month distribution and rate are reduced to account for the effects of fees and expenses, which will be incurred when investing in a trust. Certain of the issuers may have reduced their dividends or distributions over the prior twelve months. The distribution per unit and rate paid by the trust may be higher or lower than the amount shown above due to certain factors that may include, but are not limited to, a change in the dividends or distributions paid by issuers, actual expenses incurred, or the sale of securities in the portfolio. For trusts that include funds, distributions may include realized short term capital gains, realized long-term capital gains and/or return of capital.

 Holdings Analysis Click here to Perform a Benchmark Comparison  
 Sector Weighting
Communication Services  Communication Services 3.23%
Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary 10.26%
Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples 9.68%
Energy  Energy 7.53%
Financials  Financials 8.55%
Health Care  Health Care 13.17%
Industrials  Industrials 19.21%
Information Technology  Information Technology 23.06%
Materials  Materials 5.00%
Real Estate  Real Estate 0.00%
Utilities  Utilities 0.00%
Other  Other 0.31%
 
  Large Mid Small  
Growth  36.12% 20.21% 7.88%  
Value  17.22% 17.11% 1.15%  

 Style Weighting
Large-Cap Growth 36.12%
Large-Cap Value 17.22%
Mid-Cap Growth 20.21%
Mid-Cap Value 17.11%
Small-Cap Growth 7.88%
Small-Cap Value 1.15%
Undetermined 0.31%
 Composition
U.S. Stocks 93.82%   Other 0.31%
Non-U.S. Stocks 5.87%      
The style and sector characteristics of the portfolio are determined as of 03/04/2024 and will likely vary thereafter due to market fluctuations in the underlying securities.  

 Key Stats
Weighted Average Market Cap $194,612
Price/Earnings 17.67
Price/Book 3.85
As of 3/4/2024
All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions. All figures are subject to change.

 Holdings  Export Current Holdings | View Initial Holdings  
NameSymbolSectorStyleWeighting
 Super Micro Computer, Inc. SMCI Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 3.44%
 e.l.f. Beauty, Inc. ELF Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Mid-Cap Growth 1.58%
 NVIDIA Corporation NVDA Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 1.49%
 Comfort Systems USA, Inc. FIX Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Growth 1.49%
 Installed Building Products, Inc. IBP Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Growth 1.47%
 Deckers Outdoor Corporation DECK Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Growth 1.35%
 EMCOR Group, Inc. EME Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Growth 1.32%
 Meta Platforms Inc. (Class A) META Communication Services  Communication Services Large-Cap Growth 1.30%
 Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (Class A) IBKR Financials  Financials Large-Cap Value 1.29%
 KLA Corporation KLAC Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 1.25%
 Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. DKS Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Growth 1.25%
 Broadcom Inc. AVGO Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 1.23%
 Eaton Corporation Plc ETN Industrials  Industrials Large-Cap Growth 1.21%
 Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. LECO Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Growth 1.19%
 Caterpillar Inc. CAT Industrials  Industrials Large-Cap Growth 1.18%
 TopBuild Corp. BLD Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Growth 1.18%
 Arista Networks, Inc. ANET Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 1.17%
 QUALCOMM Incorporated QCOM Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 1.16%
 Evercore Inc. EVR Financials  Financials Mid-Cap Growth 1.16%
 Axos Financial, Inc. AX Financials  Financials Small-Cap Value 1.15%
 Mueller Industries, Inc. MLI Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Value 1.13%
 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. REGN Health Care  Health Care Large-Cap Value 1.13%
 Carlisle Companies Incorporated CSL Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Growth 1.13%
 ServiceNow, Inc. NOW Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 1.13%
 AbbVie Inc. ABBV Health Care  Health Care Large-Cap Growth 1.13%
 Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated VRTX Health Care  Health Care Large-Cap Growth 1.11%
 Insight Enterprises, Inc. NSIT Information Technology  Information Technology Mid-Cap Growth 1.11%
 NXP Semiconductors N.V. NXPI Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 1.11%
 Costco Wholesale Corporation COST Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Large-Cap Growth 1.10%
 Tractor Supply Company TSCO Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Large-Cap Growth 1.10%
 Encore Wire Corporation WIRE Industrials  Industrials Small-Cap Growth 1.09%
 Phillips 66 PSX Energy  Energy Large-Cap Value 1.09%
 The Cigna Group CI Health Care  Health Care Large-Cap Value 1.08%
 Netflix, Inc. NFLX Communication Services  Communication Services Large-Cap Growth 1.07%
 Commercial Metals Company CMC Materials  Materials Mid-Cap Value 1.06%
 Raymond James Financial, Inc. RJF Financials  Financials Mid-Cap Value 1.05%
 Regions Financial Corporation RF Financials  Financials Mid-Cap Value 1.05%
 Diamondback Energy, Inc. FANG Energy  Energy Large-Cap Value 1.04%
 Union Pacific Corporation UNP Industrials  Industrials Large-Cap Growth 1.03%
 Nucor Corporation NUE Materials  Materials Large-Cap Value 1.03%
 Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. AIT Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Growth 1.03%
 Cencora Inc. COR Health Care  Health Care Large-Cap Growth 1.03%
 Reliance Inc. RS Materials  Materials Mid-Cap Value 1.03%
 Steel Dynamics, Inc. STLD Materials  Materials Mid-Cap Value 1.02%
 Ingredion Incorporated INGR Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Mid-Cap Value 1.02%
 Inter Parfums, Inc. IPAR Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Small-Cap Growth 1.02%
 Owens Corning OC Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Value 1.02%
 The Ensign Group, Inc. ENSG Health Care  Health Care Mid-Cap Growth 1.02%
 Valero Energy Corporation VLO Energy  Energy Large-Cap Value 1.01%
 Alamo Group Inc. ALG Industrials  Industrials Small-Cap Growth 1.01%
 Genuine Parts Company GPC Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Growth 1.00%
 Casey's General Stores, Inc. CASY Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Mid-Cap Growth 1.00%
 Meritage Homes Corporation MTH Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Value 1.00%
 Accenture Plc ACN Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 1.00%
 Jabil Inc. JBL Information Technology  Information Technology Mid-Cap Growth 0.99%
 Visa Inc. (Class A) V Financials  Financials Large-Cap Growth 0.98%
 The TJX Companies, Inc. TJX Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Large-Cap Growth 0.97%
 Microsoft Corporation MSFT Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 0.96%
 Analog Devices, Inc. ADI Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Value 0.96%
 General Dynamics Corporation GD Industrials  Industrials Large-Cap Value 0.96%
 TE Connectivity Ltd. TEL Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Value 0.96%
 Palo Alto Networks, Inc. PANW Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 0.96%
 Mastercard Incorporated MA Financials  Financials Large-Cap Growth 0.95%
 UFP Industries Inc. UFPI Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Value 0.94%
 Copart, Inc. CPRT Industrials  Industrials Large-Cap Growth 0.94%
 Five Below, Inc. FIVE Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Growth 0.94%
 Johnson & Johnson JNJ Health Care  Health Care Large-Cap Growth 0.93%
 Microchip Technology Incorporated MCHP Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 0.93%
 InterDigital, Inc. IDCC Information Technology  Information Technology Small-Cap Growth 0.93%
 Bank OZK OZK Financials  Financials Mid-Cap Value 0.92%
 Chevron Corporation CVX Energy  Energy Large-Cap Value 0.91%
 Mondelez International, Inc. MDLZ Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Large-Cap Value 0.89%
 Exxon Mobil Corporation XOM Energy  Energy Large-Cap Value 0.88%
 Lockheed Martin Corporation LMT Industrials  Industrials Large-Cap Growth 0.88%
 Range Resources Corporation RRC Energy  Energy Mid-Cap Value 0.88%
 Elevance Health Inc. ELV Health Care  Health Care Large-Cap Value 0.88%
 Chord Energy Corporation CHRD Energy  Energy Mid-Cap Value 0.88%
 PepsiCo, Inc. PEP Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Large-Cap Growth 0.86%
 AGCO Corporation AGCO Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Value 0.86%
 United Therapeutics Corporation UTHR Health Care  Health Care Mid-Cap Value 0.86%
 Alphabet Inc. (Class C) GOOG Communication Services  Communication Services Large-Cap Growth 0.86%
 Arcadium Lithium Plc ALTM Materials  Materials Mid-Cap Value 0.86%
 The Hershey Company HSY Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Large-Cap Growth 0.85%
 UnitedHealth Group Incorporated UNH Health Care  Health Care Large-Cap Value 0.84%
 EOG Resources, Inc. EOG Energy  Energy Large-Cap Value 0.84%
 Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated CORT Health Care  Health Care Small-Cap Growth 0.84%
 Apple Inc. AAPL Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 0.81%
 Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC Industrials  Industrials Large-Cap Value 0.80%
 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated DGX Health Care  Health Care Mid-Cap Value 0.80%
 Axcelis Technologies, Inc. ACLS Information Technology  Information Technology Small-Cap Growth 0.80%
 Patterson Companies, Inc. PDCO Health Care  Health Care Small-Cap Growth 0.76%
 Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AMPH Health Care  Health Care Small-Cap Growth 0.76%
 Bunge Global S.A. BG Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Mid-Cap Value 0.73%
 Extreme Networks, Inc. EXTR Information Technology  Information Technology Small-Cap Growth 0.67%
 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company ADM Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Large-Cap Value 0.63%
 
Total Number of Holdings:    95
Underlying Securities information represented above is as of 03/04/2024 but will vary with future fluctuations in the market.

 Deferred Sales Charge Schedule
Amount Date
$0.04500 March 20, 2024
$0.04500 April 19, 2024
$0.04500 May 20, 2024

Risk Considerations

Equity Risk. An investment in a portfolio containing common stocks is subject to certain risks, such as an economic recession and the possible deterioration of either the financial condition of the issuers of the equity securities or the general condition of the stock market.

COVID-19 Economic Impact Risk. The ongoing effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic, or the potential impacts of any future public health crisis, may cause significant volatility and uncertainty in global financial markets. While vaccines have been developed, there is no guarantee that vaccines will be effective against future variants of the disease.

Foreign Securities Risk. Securities of non-U.S. issuers are subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting non-U.S. issuers.

Large-Cap Risk. Large capitalization companies may grow at a slower rate than the overall market.

Market Disruption Risk. Ongoing armed conflicts between Russia and Ukraine in Europe and among Israel, Hamas and other militant groups in the Middle East, have caused and could continue to cause significant market disruptions and volatility within the markets in Russia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The hostilities and sanctions resulting from those hostilities could have a significant impact on certain investments as well as performance.

Small-Cap and Mid-Cap Risk. An investment in a portfolio containing small-cap and mid-cap companies is subject to additional risks, as the share prices of small-cap companies and certain mid-cap companies are often more volatile than those of larger companies due to several factors, including limited trading volumes, products, financial resources, management inexperience and less publicly available information.

Volatility Risk. The value of the securities held by the trust may be subject to steep declines or increased volatility due to changes in performance or perception of the issuers.

Operational Risk. As the use of Internet technology has become more prevalent in the course of business, the trust has become more susceptible to potential operational risks through breaches in cybersecurity.

The style and capitalization characteristics used to describe the stocks are designed to help you understand how they fit into your overall investment plan. Due to changes in the value of the stocks the characteristics may vary over time. In general, growth stocks have high relative price-to-book ratios while value stocks have low relative price-to-book ratios. In determining market capitalization characteristics, we analyze the market capitalizations of the 3,000 largest stocks in the U.S. (excluding foreign securities, ADRs, limited partnerships and regulated investment companies) on a monthly basis. Companies with market capitalizations among the largest 10% are considered Large-Cap securities, the next 20% are considered Mid-Cap securities and the remaining securities are considered Small-Cap securities.

You should carefully consider the trust's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses before investing. Contact your financial professional or call First Trust Portfolios, L.P. at 1.800.621.1675 to request a prospectus, which contains this and other information about the trust. Read it carefully before you invest.

This product information does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any state to any person to whom it is not lawful to make such an offer. Sales of any of these securities must include prospectus delivery and the services of a retail broker/dealer duly licensed in the appropriate states.

Not FDIC Insured, Not Bank Guaranteed and May Lose Value.

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Fund Cusip Information
30333D262 (Cash)
30333D270 (Reinvest)
30333D288 (Cash-Fee)
30333D296 (Reinvest-Fee)
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