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First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund (FYX)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Small Cap Core 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 Nasdaq AlphaDEX® Small Cap Core Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The Index is an "enhanced" index created and administered by Nasdaq, Inc. ("Nasdaq") which employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq US 700 Small Cap Index that meet certain criteria.
  • Nasdaq constructs the Index by ranking the eligible stocks from the Nasdaq US 700 Small Cap Index on growth factors including 3-, 6- 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. A stock must have data for all growth and/or value factors to receive a rank for that style.
  • Each stock receives either its growth or value score as its selection score based on its style designation as determined by Nasdaq.
  • The top 525 stocks based on the selection score determined in the previous step comprise the "selected stocks". 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 TypeSmall Cap Core
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
Fiscal Year-End07/31
Inception Price$30.00
Inception NAV$30.00
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$78.77
Closing Market Price2$78.71
Bid/Ask Midpoint$78.69
Bid/Ask Discount0.10%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.12%
Total Net Assets$787,728,734
Outstanding Shares10,000,002
Daily Volume40,875
Average 30-Day Daily Volume56,467
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$101.15 / $74.54
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$100.98 / $74.60
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)525
Top Holdings (as of 6/24/2022)*
Holding Percent
Lantheus Holdings, Inc. 0.42%
Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. 0.41%
MGP Ingredients, Inc. 0.41%
Group 1 Automotive, Inc. 0.40%
Arch Resources Inc. 0.39%
Harmony Biosciences Holdings, Inc. 0.39%
Sanmina Corporation 0.39%
Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. 0.38%
Comstock Resources, Inc. 0.37%
MultiPlan Corporation 0.37%

* 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 583 funds in the Small Blend category. This fund was rated 4 stars/583 funds (3 years), 4 stars/534 funds (5 years), 3 stars/350 funds (10 years) based on risk adjusted returns.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 6/26/2022)5$0.1560
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 5/31/2022)61.17%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 5/31/2022)71.17%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 5/31/2022)81.14%
Index Yield (as of 5/31/2022)91.98%
Fund Characteristics (as of 5/31/2022)11
Maximum Market Cap.$7,200
Median Market Cap.$2,184
Minimum Market Cap.$317
Price/Cash Flow7.11
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 6/24/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 149 18 15 ---
Days Traded at Discount 103 44 43 ---
Top Sector Exposure (as of 6/24/2022)
Financials 23.09%
Industrials 15.99%
Consumer Discretionary 14.71%
Information Technology 9.79%
Health Care 8.89%
Real Estate 6.99%
Energy 5.63%
Consumer Staples 5.27%
Materials 3.70%
Communication Services 3.43%
Utilities 2.51%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 6/23/2022) *