FKU

First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund
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FKU Fund Description

FKU tracks a tiered equal-weighted index of 75 companies selected from the S&P United Kingdom BMI based on the S&P's AlphaDex selection methodology.

FKU Factset Analytics Insight

FKU aims to outperform the UK market by using a quantitative model to select about 75 stocks out of a broad UK equity index. It then ranks these stocks based on their attractiveness and weights them equally within quintiles. It reconstitutes and rebalances its portfolio semiannually to maintain exposure to expected outperformers. As you'd expect, its coverage looks very different from our benchmark, with massive sector bets at times and a heavy midcap tilt. These departures from neutral exposure have actually reduced the fund's riskiness, however. FKU's liquidity is fairly weak, with few shares changing hands most days, and large spreads. Underlying liquidity is better for block trades, however. The fund's expense ratio is high for a UK-focused ETF, and the fund tends to lag its index by even more than its fee, so investors should be wary of FKU's holding costs.

FKU MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of AA based on a score of 7.37 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund ranks in the 93th percentile within its peer group and in the 51st percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

FKU MSCI FaCS and Factor Box

MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.

FKU Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 09/12/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FKU 4.84% -1.86% 12.23% -3.61% 3.88% 0.69% --
FKU (NAV) 6.55% -0.01% 13.12% -3.47% 4.07% 0.86% --
Nasdaq AlphaDEX United Kingdom Index 6.27% 0.00% 14.29% -2.20% 5.55% 2.11% --
MSCI United Kingdom IMI 4.88% -2.16% 9.77% -1.80% 4.56% 0.13% 4.96%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FKU Summary Data

First Trust
02/14/12
Open-Ended Fund
0.80%
$8.94M
$129.34K
0.52%

FKU Portfolio Data

$19.70B
12.77
1.91
2.93%
09/25/19
76

FKU Index Data

Nasdaq AlphaDEX United Kingdom Index
Tiered
Multi-Factor
MSCI United Kingdom IMI

FKU Portfolio Management

0.80%
-1.18%
1.23%
-2.96%

FKU Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

FKU Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
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FKU Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 09/13/19
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of FKU. FKU is rated a 4 out of 5.

FKU Tradability

3,581
$129.34K
1,002
$36.02K
0.52%
$0.18
-0.03%
2.73% / -2.24%
None
31.00%
50,000
0.02
0.03%
0.15%
0
$35.84
4

FKU Sector/Industry Breakdown


FKU
Segment Benchmark
30.15%
10.67%
17.75%
21.82%
17.51%
10.73%
9.93%
7.48%
7.02%
15.41%
6.97%
2.22%
5.88%
16.26%
1.83%
2.74%
1.69%
2.73%
1.27%
9.95%

FKU Top 10 Holdings[View All]

2.68%
2.62%
2.51%
2.42%
2.41%
2.37%
2.30%
2.26%
2.25%
2.21%
24.03%

FKU Countries


FKU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FKU Regions


FKU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FKU Economic Development


FKU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FKU Performance Statistics

0.88
1.12
1.09
1.14
0.37%
MSCI United Kingdom IMI

FKU MSCI ESG Ratings

AA
7.37 / 10
51.34
93.16
10.65%
9.14%
262.40

FKU Benchmark Comparison Holdings

76
364
72
31.41%

FKU Benchmark Comparison Summary


FKU
Segment Benchmark
76
364
$19.70B
$70.12B
12.77
17.28
1.91
1.75
3.81%
4.33%
Low
Medium

FKU Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


FKU
Segment Benchmark
28.28%
70.53%
71.72%
21.70%
0.00%
7.06%
0.00%
0.70%