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First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund

etf
FDL
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$33.03 -0.61 0%
primary theme
U.S. Large-Cap Value Equity
FDL (ETF)

First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$33.03 -0.61 0%
primary theme
U.S. Large-Cap Value Equity
FDL (ETF)
First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$33.03 -0.61 0%
primary theme
U.S. Large-Cap Value Equity

FDL - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 13.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 11.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 10.0%
  • Net Assets $1.69 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 61.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$33.64
$24.60
$35.14

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.46%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 63.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) N/A
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme U.S. Large-Cap Value Equity
  • Fund Type Exchange Traded Fund
  • Investment Style Large Value

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

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About

Dividend.com Ratings*

$233.32

-1.81%

$88.99 B

1.44%

$3.41

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21.17%

0.52%

$49.07

-1.60%

$80.27 B

1.64%

$0.82

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10.00%

0.60%

$49.88

-1.79%

$63.42 B

0.87%

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11.22%

0.83%

$42.24

-2.34%

$48.71 B

2.80%

$1.21

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11.60%

0.28%

$30.73

-2.69%

$48.61 B

3.57%

$1.13

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11.34%

0.08%

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

Dividend.com Ratings*

$134.52

-1.93%

$126.45 B

1.65%

$2.27

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15.23%

0.04%

$154.30

-1.88%

$54.70 B

1.60%

$2.51

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15.06%

0.19%

$102.67

-1.98%

$48.61 B

2.87%

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13.41%

0.06%

$332.96

-1.68%

$30.40 B

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10.79%

0.16%

$73.97

-1.79%

$25.33 B

2.77%

$2.09

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17.42%

0.06%

FDL - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 11.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 4.73%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 2.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    First Trust
  • Inception Date
    Mar 09, 2006
  • Shares Outstanding
    49050002
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Daniel Lindquist

Fund Description

The fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in the common stocks that comprise the index. The index is designed to measure the performance of the 100 highest-yielding stocks that have a consistent record of dividend payment and have the ability to sustain their dividend payments. It is non-diversified.


FDL - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FDL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.5% -88.5% 37.5% 53.77%
1 Yr 41.2% -11.4% 100.0% 61.54%
3 Yr 11.1%* -1.8% 23.3% 71.26%
5 Yr 10.0%* 3.5% 20.8% 87.78%
10 Yr 11.2%* 0.9% 17.1% 41.60%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FDL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 -9.2% -26.7% 285.0% 90.61%
2019 19.6% -32.1% 76.3% 44.85%
2018 -9.5% -62.4% 16.7% 10.78%
2017 8.4% -72.0% 37.9% 55.89%
2016 17.1% -61.4% 31.0% 6.46%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FDL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 11.6% -88.6% 37.5% 71.45%
1 Yr 41.2% -11.4% 100.0% 56.07%
3 Yr 11.1%* -1.8% 23.3% 66.11%
5 Yr 10.0%* 3.2% 20.8% 85.64%
10 Yr 11.2%* 0.7% 17.1% 38.87%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FDL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 -9.2% -26.7% 285.0% 90.61%
2019 19.6% -32.1% 76.3% 44.93%
2018 -9.5% -37.1% 17.4% 37.63%
2017 8.4% -9.5% 37.9% 86.32%
2016 17.1% -27.9% 32.2% 17.98%

FDL - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FDL Category Low Category High FDL % Rank
Net Assets 1.69 B 390 K 126 B 34.72%
Number of Holdings 95 2 1668 41.86%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.04 B 117 K 26.6 B 21.73%
Weighting of Top 10 61.72% 5.4% 100.0% 1.21%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. AT&T Inc 9.21%
  2. Verizon Communications Inc 8.24%
  3. AbbVie Inc 7.71%
  4. Pfizer Inc 7.71%
  5. Philip Morris International Inc 6.66%
  6. International Business Machines Corp 5.24%
  7. Altria Group Inc 5.23%
  8. Broadcom Inc 5.04%
  9. Citigroup Inc 3.63%
  10. United Parcel Service Inc Class B 3.04%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FDL % Rank
Stocks
99.87% 51.79% 148.15% 18.20%
Cash
0.12% -75.04% 21.41% 80.27%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 15.34% 94.39%
Other
0.00% -1.63% 26.80% 92.30%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 7.69% 94.15%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 72.71% 93.99%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FDL % Rank
Financial Services
20.83% 0.00% 56.27% 56.76%
Communication Services
18.69% 0.00% 25.29% 0.89%
Healthcare
16.74% 0.00% 36.00% 18.84%
Utilities
13.12% 0.00% 25.71% 2.42%
Consumer Defense
12.62% 0.00% 37.84% 14.90%
Technology
12.25% 0.00% 54.02% 38.16%
Industrials
3.18% 0.00% 45.00% 97.99%
Basic Materials
1.61% 0.00% 25.80% 81.32%
Consumer Cyclical
0.83% 0.00% 31.91% 97.99%
Energy
0.14% 0.00% 24.38% 94.44%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 97.80% 99.84%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FDL % Rank
US
99.26% 26.40% 146.50% 7.14%
Non US
0.61% 0.00% 45.20% 84.52%

FDL - Expenses

Operational Fees

FDL Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.46% 0.01% 15.68% 89.38%
Management Fee 0.30% 0.00% 1.69% 11.26%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 21.20%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.50% N/A

Sales Fees

FDL Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 1.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

FDL Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

FDL Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 63.00% 0.00% 488.00% 64.87%

FDL - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FDL Category Low Category High FDL % Rank
Dividend Yield 2.02% 0.00% 2.02% 0.08%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FDL Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Quarterly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FDL Category Low Category High FDL % Rank
Net Income Ratio 4.73% -3.83% 5.38% 0.41%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FDL Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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FDL - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Daniel Lindquist


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 09, 2006

15.24

15.2%

Daniel J. Lindquist, CFA, was born in 1970. Mr. Lindquist earned a B.A. in Business Economics from Wheaton College and has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 2004 and is a Managing Director. Mr. Lindquist is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and is responsible for the overall supervision of the Separate Managed Accounts.

Jon Erickson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 09, 2006

15.24

15.2%

Jon C. Erickson, CFA, was born in 1966. Mr. Erickson earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and has an MBA from the University of Illinois in Finance. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 1994 and he is a Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President. As the head of FTA’s Equity Research Group, Mr. Erickson shall be responsible for determining the securities to be purchased and sold by Funds that do not utilize quantitative investment strategies on behalf of the Investment Committee.

David McGarel


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 09, 2006

15.24

15.2%

David G. McGarel, CFA, was born in 1966. Mr. McGarel earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 1997 and he is a Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Investment Officer. As head of FTA’s Strategy Research Group, Mr. McGarel shall be responsible for developing and implementing quantitative investment strategies for those Funds that have investment policies that require them to follow such strategies, on behalf of the Investment Committee.

Stan Ueland


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 09, 2006

15.24

15.2%

Mr. Ueland joined First Trust Advisors as a Vice President in August 2005 and has been a Senior Vice President of First Trust and FTP since September 2012. At First Trust, he plays an important role in executing the investment strategies of each portfolio of exchange-traded funds advised by First Trust. Before joining First Trust, he was vice president of sales at BondWave LLC from May 2004 through August 2005, an account executive for Mina Capital Management LLC and Samaritan Asset Management LLC from January 2003 through May 2004, and a sales consultant at Oracle Corporation from January 1997 through January 2003.

Roger Testin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 09, 2006

15.24

15.2%

Roger F. Testin, CFA, was born in 1966. Mr. Testin earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois and has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 2001 and he is a Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President. As Product Manager for the VA’s, SMA’s and International Managed Products, Mr. Testin shall be responsible for the daily implementation and execution of the strategies for these product vehicles on behalf of the Investment Committee.

Chris Peterson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 18, 2016

5.21

5.2%

Chris A. Peterson, CFA was born in 1975. Mr. Peterson earned a B.S in Finance from Bradley University and has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Analytic Finance & Accounting. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 2000. As head of FTA’s Portfolio Advisor’s Strategy Research Group, Mr. Peterson shall be responsible for developing and implementing quantitative equity strategies on behalf of the Investment Committee.

Erik Russo


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2020

0.41

0.4%

Mr. Russo is a Vice President of First Trust. He is responsible for implementing the investment strategies of each portfolio of exchange-traded funds advised by First Trust in his role as a Portfolio Manager. Mr. Russo joined First Trust in January of 2010.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.02 85.59 7.09 15.42