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First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund

ETF
FXU
Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$33.65 -0.23 -0.68%
primary theme
Utilities Sector Equity
FXU (ETF)

First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$33.65 -0.23 -0.68%
primary theme
Utilities Sector Equity
FXU (ETF)

First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$33.65 -0.23 -0.68%
primary theme
Utilities Sector Equity

Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD & DIV

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$33.65

$282 M

1.51%

$0.51

0.64%

Vitals

YTD Return

-6.4%

1 yr return

9.3%

3 Yr Avg Return

8.2%

5 Yr Avg Return

6.8%

Net Assets

$282 M

Holdings in Top 10

40.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$33.9
$29.53
$35.25

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.64%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 38.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

N/A

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Exchange Traded Fund

Investment Style

Utilities


Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD & DIV

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$33.65

$282 M

1.51%

$0.51

0.64%

FXU - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.33%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    First Trust
  • Inception Date
    May 08, 2007
  • Shares Outstanding
    8550002
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Jon Erickson

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 a modified equal-dollar weighted index to objectively identify and select stocks from the Russell 1000® Index in the utilities sector that may generate positive alpha relative to traditional passive-style indices through the use of the AlphaDEX® selection methodology.


FXU - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FXU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -6.4% -11.0% 13.9% 85.00%
1 Yr 9.3% -7.3% 17.9% 46.67%
3 Yr 8.2%* 4.4% 10.8% 67.19%
5 Yr 6.8%* 3.8% 11.5% 85.94%
10 Yr 9.8%* 4.9% 11.4% 54.24%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FXU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2021 15.2% -13.7% 26.5% 4.35%
2020 -2.8% -52.1% 22.0% 43.08%
2019 9.1% 1.6% 32.5% 85.94%
2018 2.9% -22.9% 4.1% 13.11%
2017 -2.7% -6.4% 16.0% 95.00%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FXU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.9% -13.4% 13.9% 33.75%
1 Yr 9.3% -7.3% 17.9% 37.21%
3 Yr 8.2%* 3.3% 10.8% 49.41%
5 Yr 6.8%* 3.8% 11.5% 68.24%
10 Yr 9.8%* 4.9% 11.4% 55.22%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FXU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2021 15.2% -13.7% 26.5% 4.35%
2020 -2.8% -52.1% 22.0% 43.08%
2019 9.1% 4.1% 32.5% 90.63%
2018 2.9% -22.9% 5.1% 26.23%
2017 -2.7% -3.7% 17.9% 98.33%

FXU - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FXU Category Low Category High FXU % Rank
Net Assets 282 M 19 M 15.1 B 75.38%
Number of Holdings 41 24 232 48.84%
Net Assets in Top 10 115 M 3.49 K 9.72 B 58.14%
Weighting of Top 10 40.24% 31.8% 67.5% 80.23%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. American Electric Power Co Inc 4.50%
  2. Duke Energy Corp 4.48%
  3. Vistra Corp 4.35%
  4. National Fuel Gas Co 4.32%
  5. Public Service Enterprise Group Inc 4.29%
  6. Evergy Inc 4.25%
  7. Exelon Corp 4.23%
  8. Entergy Corp 4.16%
  9. UGI Corp 4.10%
  10. OGE Energy Corp 4.10%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FXU % Rank
Stocks
99.90% 64.54% 137.55% 25.58%
Cash
0.10% -15.43% 9.29% 69.77%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.07% 91.86%
Other
0.00% -39.81% 4.37% 94.19%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 91.86%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 26.16% 91.86%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FXU % Rank
Utilities
88.35% 49.87% 100.00% 67.44%
Industrials
6.76% 0.00% 27.59% 13.95%
Energy
4.33% 0.00% 31.61% 33.72%
Technology
0.56% 0.00% 6.09% 24.42%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 16.88% 93.02%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 3.25% 91.86%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 4.98% 91.86%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 46.86% 93.02%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.52% 91.86%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 2.35% 91.86%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 4.68% 93.02%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FXU % Rank
US
99.90% 17.29% 100.00% 15.12%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 82.22% 94.19%

FXU - Expenses

Operational Fees

FXU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.64% 0.08% 2.45% 55.95%
Management Fee 0.50% 0.03% 1.00% 40.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 18.75%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.04% 0.26% N/A

Sales Fees

FXU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

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

FXU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 38.00% 3.00% 209.00% 79.66%

FXU - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FXU Category Low Category High FXU % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.51% 0.00% 3.46% 17.44%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FXU Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FXU Category Low Category High FXU % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.33% 0.31% 7.85% 25.40%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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FXU - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jon Erickson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 08, 2007

14.99

15.0%

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

May 08, 2007

14.99

15.0%

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

May 08, 2007

14.99

15.0%

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.

Daniel Lindquist


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 08, 2007

14.99

15.0%

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.

Roger Testin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 08, 2007

14.99

15.0%

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

6.12

6.1%

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

1.33

1.3%

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
0.16 23.35 8.71 0.83