FTDS First Trust Dividend Strength ETF

*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

FTDS Fund Description

FTDS tracks an index of approximately 50 US stocks or REITs considered to be well-capitalized and have a history of increasing their dividends. Holdings are selected based on fundamental criteria and equally-weighted within the portfolio.

FTDS Factset Analytics Insight

FTDS tracks a narrow index of US securities selected based on several fundamental criteria and dividend yield. Securities selected must have a long-term debt to market-cap ratio less than 40%, ROE greater than 10%, a 5-year compounded dividend growth rate greater than 5%, and a dividend payout ratio less than 50%. Qualified stocks are then ranked within their respective industry by dividend yield. The top 15 stocks by dividend yield from each industry are evaluated and reranked as a group. The top 50 securities based on dividend yield are selected and equally-weighted. However, the portfolio can become concentrated in an industry or group. The index is rebalanced and reconstituted quarterly. Prior to Apr. 29, 2022 the fund was called First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX and traded under the ticker TUSA. The fund originally tracked the Value Line index. From Jan. 9, 2015 to Apr. 28, 2022, the fund tracked the NASDAQ AlphaDEX Total US Market Index before changing to the current index.

PERFORMANCE [as of 09/29/22] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FTDS -10.64% -4.28% -21.02% -16.57% 6.58% 6.06% 8.57%
FTDS (NAV) -10.63% -4.41% -21.42% -17.03% 6.69% 5.99% 8.48%
The Dividend Strength Index -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MSCI USA IMI -9.73% -4.01% -23.61% -17.37% 8.53% 9.05% 11.62%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FTDS Summary Data

First Trust
12/05/06
Open-Ended Fund
0.70%
$16.00M
$40.61K
0.57%

FTDS Portfolio Data

$48.89B
10.09
2.38
1.18%
N/A
52

FTDS Index Data

The Dividend Strength Index
Equal
Fundamental
MSCI USA IMI

FTDS Portfolio Management

0.70%
--
--
--

FTDS Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

FTDS Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
-- / --
N/A
N/A
High
Daily

FTDS Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 09/30/22
5
4
3
2
1

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

FTDS Tradability

1,000
$40.61K
453
$17.87K
0.57%
$0.25
0.11%
3.04% / -2.11%
None
100.00%
50,000
0.01
0.02%
0.04%
0
$39.31
4

FTDS Sector/Industry Breakdown


FTDS
Segment Benchmark
32.81%
--
13.06%
--
10.76%
--
10.18%
--
6.94%
--
5.81%
--
5.72%
--
5.67%
--
2.55%
--
2.06%
--

FTDS Countries


FTDS
Segment Benchmark
99.72%
99.91%
--
0.09%

FTDS Regions


FTDS
Segment Benchmark
99.72%
100.00%

FTDS Economic Development


FTDS
Segment Benchmark
99.72%
100.00%
0.00%
0.00%

FTDS Performance Statistics

0.89
0.93
0.93
0.93
0.46%
MSCI USA IMI

FTDS Benchmark Comparison Holdings

52
2595
50
6.21%

FTDS Benchmark Comparison Summary


FTDS
Segment Benchmark
52
2595
$48.89B
$455.87B
10.09
19.39
2.38
3.63
2.70%
1.52%
Medium
Low

FTDS Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


FTDS
Segment Benchmark
63.55%
86.98%
36.17%
10.01%
0.00%
2.78%
0.00%
0.22%