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First Trust Natural Gas ETF (FCG)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Natural Gas ETF 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 ISE-Revere Natural Gas™ Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The Index is comprised of exchange-listed companies that derive a substantial portion of their revenues from the exploration and production of natural gas.
  • The Index is constructed by establishing the universe of U.S. listed stocks of companies involved in the exploration and production of natural gas. Companies whose natural gas proved reserves do not meet certain requirements are eliminated.
  • To meet Index eligibility, a stock must also satisfy market capitalization, liquidity and weighting concentration requirements.
  • All eligible operating companies and Master Limited Partnership (MLP) stocks are ranked on both liquidity and market capitalization within their segments.
  • Weights within each segment are scaled so that the largest weight is a multiple of the smallest weight.
  • The Index is optimized for liquidity and market capitalization at the component level.
  • The Index is rebalanced on the application of the above model on a quarterly basis.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeEnergy
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
Fiscal Year-End12/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception Price$100.00
Inception NAV$100.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Gross Expense Ratio*0.61%
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 8/12/2022)
Closing NAV1$25.39
Closing Market Price2$25.40
Bid/Ask Midpoint$25.38
Bid/Ask Discount0.04%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.04%
Total Net Assets$793,494,014
Outstanding Shares31,248,365
Daily Volume752,673
Average 30-Day Daily Volume907,277
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$30.82 / $12.34
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$30.80 / $12.34
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)49
Top Holdings (as of 8/11/2022)*
Holding Percent
Western Midstream Partners LP 5.14%
DCP Midstream, LP 4.92%
Hess Midstream LP (Class A) 4.10%
Occidental Petroleum Corporation 3.84%
ConocoPhillips 3.70%
EOG Resources, Inc. 3.28%
Devon Energy Corporation 3.25%
Diamondback Energy, Inc. 3.22%
Hess Corporation 3.20%
Pioneer Natural Resources Company 3.18%

* 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 8/13/2022)4$0.1461
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 7/29/2022)52.18%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 7/29/2022)62.18%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 7/29/2022)71.95%
Index Yield (as of 7/29/2022)82.75%
Fund Characteristics (as of 7/29/2022)10
Maximum Market Cap.$123,644
Median Market Cap.$5,010
Minimum Market Cap.$263
Price/Cash Flow6.27
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 8/12/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 133 32 35 11
Days Traded at Discount 119 30 27 19
Top Sector Exposure (as of 8/11/2022)
Energy 98.09%
Utilities 1.91%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 8/11/2022) *