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First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX® Fund (FXG)
  • 2021 Estimated Capital Gain Distributions
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Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Consumer Staples 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® Consumer Staples Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The StrataQuant® Consumer Staples 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® Consumer Staples 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 consumer staples sector according to their score. The greater of the top 75% of the eligible universe or 40 stocks is selected for the StrataQuant® Consumer Staples Index.
    • If the total count of eligible stocks in the consumer staples 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
Fund TypeConsumer Staples
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
Fiscal Year-End07/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception Price$20.00
Inception NAV$20.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Gross Expense Ratio*0.63%
Net Expense Ratio*0.63%
* As of 11/30/2018
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.70% per year, at least until November 30, 2019.
Current Fund Data (as of 11/29/2021)
Closing NAV1$59.01
Closing Market Price2$59.02
Bid/Ask Midpoint$58.98
Bid/Ask Discount0.05%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.05%
Total Net Assets$262,607,790
Outstanding Shares4,450,002
Daily Volume6,334
Average 30-Day Daily Volume16,089
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$60.68 / $50.97
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$60.63 / $51.02
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)40
Top Holdings (as of 11/29/2021)*
Holding Percent
Bunge Limited 4.42%
CVS Health Corporation 4.31%
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company 4.29%
The J.M. Smucker Company 4.28%
Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. 4.26%
Tyson Foods, Inc. (Class A) 4.12%
Darling Ingredients Inc. 3.91%
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation 3.86%
Conagra Brands, Inc. 3.69%
McKesson Corporation 3.56%

* 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 11/30/2021)4$0.2174
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 10/29/2021)51.48%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 10/29/2021)61.48%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 10/29/2021)71.42%
Index Yield (as of 10/29/2021)83.54%
Fund Characteristics (as of 10/29/2021)10
Maximum Market Cap.$346,028
Median Market Cap.$26,068
Minimum Market Cap.$2,128
Price/Cash Flow11.35
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 11/29/2021)
  2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021
Days Traded at Premium 75 13 43 25
Days Traded at Discount 178 48 20 39
Top Industry Exposure (as of 11/29/2021)
Food Producers 58.75%
Personal Care, Drug and Grocery Stores 33.99%
Beverages 5.80%
Tobacco 1.46%