FXU

First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund

First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX seeks investment results that correspond to the StrataQuant Utilities AlphaDEX Index.


US

EQUITY

Rules-Based

MANAGEMENT STYLE

64 bp

EXPENSES

$1.5 B

ASSETS UNDER MGMT

FACTOR SCORECARD

SIZE
VALUE
YIELD
MOMENTUM
VOLATILITY
QUALITY
Fund Basics
Fund sponsorFirst Trust Advisors LP
CategoryUS
Asset classEquity
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Inception dateMay 08, 2007
Assets (mns)$1,520
Expense ratio64 bp
CurrencyUSD
Sector Breakdown
Fund Structure
RegulationOpen-Ended Fund
DistributionsQuarterly
Taxation1099
Stock selectionMulti-Factor
WeightingTiered
Holdings TransparencyFull
Derivatives-basedNo
Options availableYes
Currency hedgedNo
Fund of fundsNo
Top 10 Holdings Complete list  + 
NATIONAL FUEL GAS CO 4.2 %
EVERGY, INC. 4.1 %
ENTERGY CORP 4.1 %
VISTRA ENERGY CORP. 3.9 %
AVANGRID, INC. 3.9 %
OGE ENERGY CORP 3.8 %
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC 3.7 %
EXELON CORP 3.6 %
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL 3.4 %
P G & E CORP 3.3 %
Constituent Breakdown
Number of holdings246
Herfindahl-Hirschman Index 293
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns)$24,915
Large cap (>$10bn)77.3%
Mid cap ($2-10bn)19.4%
Small cap (<$2bn)3.3%
Developed mkts.100.0%
Emerging mkts.0.0%
Country Exposure
UNITED STATES 99.7 %
Historical Performance


Standardized Performance (as of 06/30/2024)
 YTD1 YR2 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRIncep.
Total Returns 5.0% 7.4% 3.9% 6.0% 5.8% 6.4% 6.2%
Volatility 15.8% 17.2% 19.0% 17.6% 22.2% 18.4% --
Market Correlations
versus...BetaR-squared
S&P 5000.7454%
MSCI EAFE0.8262%
MSCI Emg Mkts0.6237%
Liquidity Measures
Avg. volume (000)58
Turnover0.1%
Avg. Bid/Ask (% of price)0.05%
ADV of underlying (mns)$11,959
Technical Indicators
Recent close$34.12
30d moving avg.$33.42
Annualized volatility18.1%
Relative strength (RSI)53
Short interest (ETF)0.1%
Short interest (underlying)1.5%
Distributions
Assets Under Management (mns)

Money Flows (mns)

Short Interest (as % of shares outstanding)

Long Money Flows (mns)

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Results & Estimates
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Net Margins
EPS Revision Activity (6 mo. ago = 100%)
Compound Annual Growth Rates

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Valuation Metrics
  2023 2024E Fwd Est 2025E
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1.7 14.4 1.4 3.9% --
Based on closing prices from 7/22/2024
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ETF Research Center Fund Rating

Our measure of an ETF's overall investment merit

ALTAR Score™

FXU

6.4%

Cat. Avg

5.6%

Fund Category: US

Avg. Return on Equity--%
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV--x
Less: Expenses-- bp
Equals: ALTAR Score™6.4%
Recommendation

OVERWEIGHT

Above average appreciation potential. A rating of OVERWEIGHT is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the 4th quintile (ranking higher than 60%-80%) of their category. Typically, funds in this category consist of stocks trading at attractive valuations and/or having above-average fundamentals.

Category Overview
There are 899 funds in the US category, with an average ALTAR Score™ of 5.6% and a standard deviation of 2.4%. FXU's ALTAR Score™ is approximately 0.3 standard deviations above the category average. This places FXU in the 62nd percentile among funds in the category.
Consensus Recommendation

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Recent Trends


Breakdown
Expense Analysis

Peer Group Rules-Based
US Equity ETFs
# of ETFs 609
Avg. Expense Ratio 46.6 bp
Std. Deviation 32.9 bp
FXU (64 bp) Percentile rank 70
Peer Group Expense Ratio Distribution


Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Comparison
Expense (bp)
(A)
Avg. Bid/Ask (bp)
(B)
TCO (bp)
(A)+(B)
FXU 64.0 5.0 69
Peer Avg. 44.3 17.3 61.6
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