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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™ Index.
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
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*0.67%
Net Expense Ratio*0.60%
* As of 5/1/2024
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.60% per year, at least through April 30, 2025.
Current Fund Data (as of 5/21/2024)
Closing NAV1$46.94
Closing Market Price2$46.87
Bid/Ask Midpoint$46.91
Bid/Ask Discount0.07%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread (as of 5/20/2024)30.11%
Total Net Assets$70,403,545
Outstanding Shares1,500,002
Daily Volume405
Average 30-Day Daily Volume11,401
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$50.94 / $37.23
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$50.88 / $37.28
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)124
Top Holdings (as of 5/21/2024)*
Holding Percent
Commerce Bancshares, Inc. 4.39%
Wintrust Financial Corporation 3.66%
Bank OZK 3.25%
United Bankshares, Inc. 2.74%
First Financial Bankshares, Inc. 2.64%
UMB Financial Corporation 2.48%
Hancock Whitney Corporation 2.43%
TFS Financial Corporation 2.21%
International Bancshares Corporation 2.20%
Ameris Bancorp 2.04%

* 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 5/22/2024)4$0.2733
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 4/30/2024)52.96%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 4/30/2024)62.96%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 4/30/2024)72.91%
Index Yield (as of 4/30/2024)83.53%
Fund Characteristics (as of 4/30/2024)9
Maximum Market Cap.$7,092
Median Market Cap.$752
Minimum Market Cap.$187
Price/Earnings10.80
Price/Book1.03
Price/Cash Flow9.47
Price/Sales3.15
Top State Exposure (as of 4/30/2024)
State Percent
Texas 10.13%
Montana 8.97%
California 8.43%
Illinois 6.70%
Ohio 5.73%
Indiana 5.32%
West Virginia 4.77%
Arkansas 4.59%
Mississippi 4.13%
Georgia 4.01%
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 5/21/2024)
  2023 Q1 2024 Q2 2024 Q3 2024
Days Traded at Premium 123 40 17 ---
Days Traded at Discount 127 21 20 ---
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 5/20/2024) *