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First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund (FXO)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Financials 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® Financials Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The StrataQuant® Financials 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® Financials 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 financials sector according to their score. The greater of the top 75% of the eligible universe or 40 stocks is selected for the StrataQuant® Financials Index.
    • If the total count of eligible stocks in the financials 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
TickerFXO
Fund TypeFinancials
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
CUSIP33734X135
ISINUS33734X1357
Intraday NAVFXOIV
Fiscal Year-End07/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception5/8/2007
Inception Price$20.00
Inception NAV$20.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Gross Expense Ratio*0.61%
Net Expense Ratio*0.61%
* As of 12/1/2021
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.70% per year, at least through November 30, 2022. Please see the Fees and Expenses of the Fund section in the fund’s prospectus for more details.
Current Fund Data (as of 6/24/2022)
Closing NAV1$39.93
Closing Market Price2$39.90
Bid/Ask Midpoint$39.92
Bid/Ask Discount0.03%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread (as of 6/23/2022)30.05%
Total Net Assets$1,145,990,240
Outstanding Shares28,700,002
Daily Volume129,182
Average 30-Day Daily Volume258,722
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$48.61 / $37.52
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$48.63 / $37.54
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)100
Top Holdings (as of 6/23/2022)*
Holding Percent
Alleghany Corporation 1.95%
LPL Financial Holdings Inc. 1.93%
MGIC Investment Corporation 1.83%
Everest Re Group, Ltd. 1.79%
Franklin Resources, Inc. 1.73%
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. 1.72%
Markel Corporation 1.71%
Evercore Inc. 1.67%
Cincinnati Financial Corporation 1.66%
Unum Group 1.64%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Overall Morningstar RatingTM (as of 5/31/2022)4

Among 97 funds in the Financial category. This fund was rated 4 stars/97 funds (3 years), 4 stars/88 funds (5 years), 4 stars/75 funds (10 years) based on risk adjusted returns.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 6/25/2022)5$0.1789
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 5/31/2022)62.42%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 5/31/2022)72.42%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 5/31/2022)82.02%
Index Yield (as of 5/31/2022)93.26%
Fund Characteristics (as of 5/31/2022)11
Maximum Market Cap.$697,200
Median Market Cap.$11,900
Minimum Market Cap.$2,710
Price/Earnings8.37
Price/Book1.34
Price/Cash Flow7.28
Price/Sales1.55
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 6/24/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 195 37 11 ---
Days Traded at Discount 57 25 47 ---
Top Industry Exposure (as of 6/23/2022)
Investment Banking and Brokerage Services 30.15%
Non-life Insurance 29.98%
Banks 22.13%
Finance and Credit Services 7.07%
Life Insurance 6.54%
Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts 4.13%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 6/23/2022) *