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Target Growth, 1st Qtr 2018  Ticker: FWDTRX
 
Description
This unit investment trust seeks above-average total return; however, there is no assurance the objective will be met. The stocks in the portfolio are selected by applying a disciplined investment strategy which adheres to pre-determined screens and factors.
 
Summary
Product Code: TG1Q18
Portfolio Status: Secondary
Initial Offer Date: 01/10/2018
Secondary Date: 04/10/2018
Portfolio Ending Date: 04/09/2019
Tax Structure: Regulated Investment Company
Distributions: Semi-Annual
 
Historical 12-Month Distribution Rate of Trust Holdings:^ 0.82%
Initial Offer Price: $10.0000
NAV(*): $7.4845
POP(*): $7.5869
Remaining Deferred Sales Charge: $0.0000
* As of Trade Date: 12/17/2018 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.
^There is no guarantee the issuers of the securities included in the trust will declare dividends or distributions in the future. The historical distribution rate of the securities included in the trust is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of the trust's distribution rate. The historical distribution rate is the weighted average of the trailing twelve month distributions paid by the securities included in the portfolio and is reduced to account for the effects of fees and expenses which will be incurred when investing in a trust. The distribution 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.

 Holdings Analysis Click here to Perform a Benchmark Comparison  
 Sector Weighting
Communication Services  Communication Services 0.00%
Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary 19.83%
Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples 6.75%
Energy  Energy 8.52%
Financials  Financials 3.56%
Health Care  Health Care 23.91%
Industrials  Industrials 8.53%
Information Technology  Information Technology 18.03%
Materials  Materials 5.29%
Real Estate  Real Estate 0.00%
Utilities  Utilities 5.55%
Other  Other 0.03%
 
  Large Mid Small  
Growth  43.76% 25.10% 0.00%  
Value  6.80% 20.97% 3.34%  

 Style Weighting
Large-Cap Growth 43.76%
Large-Cap Value 6.80%
Mid-Cap Growth 25.10%
Mid-Cap Value 20.97%
Small-Cap Growth 0.00%
Small-Cap Value 3.34%
Undetermined 0.03%
 Composition
U.S. Stocks 98.09%   Other 0.03%
Non-U.S. Stocks 1.88%      
The style and sector characteristics of the portfolio are determined as of 12/17/2018 and will likely vary thereafter due to market fluctuations in the underlying securities.  

 Key Stats
Weighted Average Market Cap $33,784.68
Weighted Average Price/Earnings 13.54
Weighted Average Price/Book 3.66
As of 12/17/2018
All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions

 Holdings  Export Current Holdings | View Initial Holdings  
NameSymbolSectorStyleWeighting
 ABIOMED, Inc. ABMD Health Care  Health Care Mid-Cap Growth 6.16%
 Illumina, Inc. ILMN Health Care  Health Care Large-Cap Growth 6.07%
 Vistra Energy Corp. VST Utilities  Utilities Mid-Cap Value 5.55%
 Zoetis Inc. ZTS Health Care  Health Care Large-Cap Growth 4.98%
 Lennox International Inc. LII Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Growth 4.33%
 Lowe's Companies, Inc. LOW Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Large-Cap Growth 4.22%
 Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. ALSN Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Growth 4.20%
 Ross Stores, Inc. ROST Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Large-Cap Growth 4.16%
 The Home Depot, Inc. HD Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Large-Cap Growth 3.83%
 Texas Instruments Incorporated TXN Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 3.69%
 Arista Networks, Inc. ANET Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 3.65%
 Align Technology, Inc. ALGN Health Care  Health Care Large-Cap Growth 3.60%
 T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. TROW Financials  Financials Large-Cap Value 3.56%
 Monster Beverage Corporation MNST Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Large-Cap Growth 3.51%
 The Gap, Inc. GPS Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Value 3.43%
 Altria Group, Inc. MO Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Large-Cap Growth 3.24%
 Micron Technology, Inc. MU Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Value 3.24%
 Exelixis, Inc. EXEL Health Care  Health Care Mid-Cap Growth 3.10%
 Steel Dynamics, Inc. STLD Materials  Materials Mid-Cap Value 2.97%
 NVIDIA Corporation NVDA Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 2.81%
 NVR, Inc. NVR Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Growth 2.67%
 Devon Energy Corporation DVN Energy  Energy Mid-Cap Value 2.58%
 Cognex Corporation CGNX Information Technology  Information Technology Mid-Cap Growth 2.47%
 Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (Class B) FCX Materials  Materials Mid-Cap Value 2.32%
 Cimarex Energy Co. XEC Energy  Energy Mid-Cap Value 2.24%
 Universal Display Corporation OLED Information Technology  Information Technology Mid-Cap Growth 2.17%
 EnCana Corporation ECA Energy  Energy Mid-Cap Value 1.88%
 Newfield Exploration Company NFX Energy  Energy Small-Cap Value 1.82%
 Thor Industries, Inc. THO Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Small-Cap Value 1.52%
 
Total Number of Holdings:    29
Underlying Securities information represented above is as of 12/17/2018 but will vary with future fluctuations in the market.

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.

Foreign Securities Risk. An investment in securities of foreign issuers should be made with an understanding of the additional risks involved, such as currency fluctuations, political risk, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign issuers.

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 cyber security.

All data used for the sector and style classification comparisons is from Bloomberg Finance L.P, which we believe to be reliable, but do not take responsibility for its accuracy.

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.

Although the portfolio terminates in approximately one year, the strategy is long-term. Investors should consider their ability to pursue investing in successive portfolios, if available. There may be tax consequences unless units are purchased in an IRA or other qualified plan.

You should carefully consider the trust's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses before investing. Contact your financial advisor 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.

Fund Cusip Information
30305Y195 (Cash)
30305Y203 (Reinvest)
30305Y211 (Cash-Fee)
30305Y229 (Reinvest-Fee)
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