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First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund (FDD)
Investment Objective/Strategy - First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index 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 STOXX® Europe Select Dividend 30 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 dividend weighted index of 30 stocks selected from the STOXX® Europe 600 Index which includes high-dividend yielding companies across 18 European countries.
  • The universe of stocks consists of dividend-paying companies in the STOXX® Europe 600 Index that have a positive five year dividend-per-share growth rate and a dividend to earnings-per-share ratio of 60% or less.
  • Companies in the STOXX® Europe 600 Index universe are sorted by country and ranked in descending order according to their indicated annual net dividend yield. In the case of multiple stocks for a single company, the highest-yielding stock is chosen.
  • All current components of the Index are added to the selection list automatically.
  • For each company an "outperformance factor" is calculated: company net dividend yield divided by the net dividend yield of the respective region or county minus 1.
  • All companies are then sorted by their "outperformance factor."
    • All current components in the Index that are ranked 60 or higher in the selection list remain in the Index. Starting from the highest-ranked non-component in the selection list, companies are added to the Index until the final component count of 30 is reached.
    • A company's weight in the Index is based on its net dividend yield. Each component's weight is capped at 15%.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeForeign Equity Income
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
Fiscal Year-End09/30
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception Price$30.00
Inception NAV$30.00
Rebalance FrequencyAnnual
Gross Expense Ratio*0.58%
Net Expense Ratio*0.58%
* As of 2/1/2022
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.60% per year, at least through January 31, 2023.
Current Fund Data (as of 10/3/2022)
Closing NAV1$9.62
Closing Market Price2$9.61
Bid/Ask Midpoint$9.60
Bid/Ask Discount0.21%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread (as of 9/30/2022)30.10%
Total Net Assets$165,070,034
Outstanding Shares17,153,334
Daily Volume68,483
Average 30-Day Daily Volume108,017
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$14.97 / $9.28
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$14.97 / $9.30
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)30
Top Holdings (as of 9/30/2022)*
Holding Percent
Rio Tinto Plc 6.57%
Electricite de France S.A. 6.25%
ACS, Actividades de Construccion y Servicios, S.A. 5.08%
A.P. Moeller - Maersk A/S (Class A) 4.85%
ASR Nederland N.V. 4.33%
IG Group Holdings Plc 4.16%
Legal & General Group Plc 4.01%
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (Preference) 3.95%
NN Group N.V. 3.71%
Holcim Limited 3.68%

* 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 10/4/2022)4$0.2032
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 8/31/2022)57.60%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 8/31/2022)67.60%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 8/31/2022)76.40%
Index Yield (as of 8/31/2022)88.13%
Fund Characteristics (as of 9/30/2022)10
Maximum Market Cap.$90,431
Median Market Cap.$12,888
Minimum Market Cap.$1,413
Price/Cash Flow3.20
Top Country Exposure (as of 9/30/2022)
Country Percent
France 24.10%
United Kingdom 18.04%
Germany 15.75%
The Netherlands 8.06%
Italy 7.54%
Switzerland 6.48%
Belgium 5.45%
Spain 5.09%
Denmark 4.86%
Finland 2.56%
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 10/3/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 173 36 24 31
Days Traded at Discount 79 26 38 33
Top Sector Exposure (as of 9/30/2022)
Financials 39.00%
Utilities 17.62%
Materials 15.09%
Industrials 9.95%
Communication Services 7.70%
Consumer Discretionary 7.55%
Real Estate 3.09%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 9/30/2022) *