First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund
ALTAR
Score™
5.8% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
26.5x P/Sales
ratio
1.8x
P/BV
ratio
2.3x Div.
yield
1.8%


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First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the Defined Large Cap Core Index.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor First Trust Advisors LP
Website www.ftportfolios.com
Inception date May 08, 2007
Assets (mns) $926
Currency USD
Expense ratio 60 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian Bank of New York Mellon
Weighting Tiered
Index replication Full
Uses derivatives No
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 376
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $79,747
Large cap (>$10bn) 92.1%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 7.9%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
SNAP, INC. CLASS A 0.6 %
PINTEREST, INC. CLASS A 0.5 %
TWILIO, INC. CLASS A 0.5 %
PELOTON INTERACTIVE, INC. CLASS A 0.5 %
TRADE DESK, INC. CLASS A 0.5 %
ROKU, INC. CLASS A 0.5 %
EXELON CORP 0.5 %
ANTHEM INC 0.5 %
M & T BANK CORP 0.5 %
CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. 0.5 %
Total 5.1 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 96.4 %
IRELAND 2.0 %
BERMUDA 0.7 %
BRITAIN 0.5 %
SWITZERLAND 0.3 %






HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru September 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-2.0% 5.4% 10.1% 11.2% 7.0%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.15 96%
MSCI EAFE 1.20 86%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.88 73%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $65.41
30d moving avg. $64.59
Annualized volatility 20.8%
Short interest (ETF) 0.3%
Short interest (Underlying) 4.4%
Relative strength (RSI) 55

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 48
Turnover 0.3%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.06%
ADV underlying (mns) $222,754

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 100 potential alternatives to the First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with FEX. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: FEX Expense: 60 bp ALTAR Score™: 5.8%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH FEX
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs FEX
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs FEX
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs FEX
(%)
GSEW Goldman Sachs Equal Weight U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 59.0 9 51 5.9 +0.1
CFA VictoryShares US 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF 54.8 35 25 5.6 -0.2
CFO VictoryShares US 500 Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index ETF 54.8 35 25 5.6 -0.1
SIZE iShares MSCI USA Size Factor ETF 54.7 15 45 6.0 +0.2
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF 54.4 15 45 6.0 +0.3
RSP Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF 53.4 20 40 6.4 +0.7
FTA First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 52.5 60 0 9.0 +3.2
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF 52.5 70 -10 5.6 -0.2
SCIU Global X Scientific Beta US ETF 50.4 19 41 0.0 -5.8
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF 49.6 29 31 5.4 -0.4
PQLC PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Large-Cap Core ETF 49.4 17 43 6.7 +1.0
FAB First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 48.1 71 -11 9.4 +3.6
FTC First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 46.4 61 -1 2.7 -3.1
BKMC BNY Mellon US Mid Cap Core Equity ETF 46.1 4 56 5.2 -0.6
FAD First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 45.9 66 -6 2.3 -3.5
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 45.0 9 51 5.4 -0.4
ONEO SPDR Russell 1000 Momentum Focus ETF 44.6 20 40 6.3 +0.5
DEUS Xtrackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF 44.4 17 43 6.3 +0.5
RBUS Nationwide Risk-Based U.S. Equity ETF 43.6 30 30 4.6 -1.2
RNLC Large Cap US Equity Select ETF 43.0 60 0 6.0 +0.3
DYNF BlackRock U.S. Equity Factor Rotation ETF 42.9 30 30 6.5 +0.8
JPUS JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity ETF 42.7 18 42 6.1 +0.3
VO Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund 42.2 4 56 5.1 -0.7
IWR iShares Russell Midcap ETF 42.1 19 41 5.4 -0.4
TPLC Timothy Plan US Large Cap Core ETF 41.1 52 8 5.2 -0.6
PBUS Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA ETF 40.0 4 56 5.1 -0.7
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 40.0 3 57 5.0 -0.7
AVUS Avantis U.S. Equity ETF 39.8 15 45 5.5 -0.3
VV Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund 39.2 4 56 5.1 -0.7
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 39.2 20 40 4.9 -0.9
SCHK Schwab 1000 Index ETF 39.2 5 55 5.1 -0.7
USEQ Invesco Russell 1000 Enhanced Equal Weight ETF 39.2 29 31 6.7 +1.0
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF 39.1 15 45 4.9 -0.8
BBUS JP Morgan Betabuilders U.S. Equity ETF 39.0 2 58 5.1 -0.7
EPS WisdomTree U.S. Earnings 500 Fund 39.0 8 52 6.3 +0.6
RWL Invesco S&P 500 Revenue ETF 38.8 39 21 7.1 +1.4
VLU SPDR S&P 1500 Value Tilt ETF 38.8 12 48 7.3 +1.5
GSUS Goldman Sachs MarketBeta U.S. Equity ETF 38.8 7 53 5.1 -0.7
FNDX Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Co. Index ETF 38.6 25 35 6.6 +0.9
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF 38.6 8 52 5.0 -0.8
PRF Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF 38.6 39 21 6.7 +0.9
USLB Invesco Russell 1000 Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 38.5 35 25 5.3 -0.4
ROUS Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF 38.4 19 41 6.4 +0.6
HSPX Global X S&P 500 Covered Call ETF 38.4 60 0 4.8 -1.0
QRFT Qraft Ai-Enhanced U.S. Large Cap ETF 38.3 75 -15 3.8 -2.0
PBP Invesco S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF 38.1 49 11 4.8 -0.9
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund 38.0 10 50 4.9 -0.9
SFY SoFi Select 500 ETF 38.0 0 60 5.0 -0.8
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 37.9 3 57 5.0 -0.8
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 37.9 3 57 4.9 -0.9
VOOV Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF 37.8 10 50 7.2 +1.5
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 37.8 20 40 4.8 -1.0
XYLG Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF 37.7 60 0 4.9 -0.9
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 37.7 3 57 5.2 -0.5
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 37.7 9 51 5.2 -0.6
SPLG SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF 37.7 3 57 5.2 -0.5
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values Custom ETF 37.5 29 31 5.0 -0.7
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 37.4 15 45 4.9 -0.9
FNDB Schwab Fundamental U.S. Broad Market Index ETF 37.3 25 35 6.7 +0.9
VOO VANGUARD S&P 500 ETF 37.3 3 57 5.3 -0.5
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF 37.1 15 45 5.8 -0.0
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund 37.1 3 57 4.9 -0.9
VONV Vanguard Russell 1000 Value Index Fund 37.0 8 52 6.9 +1.2
SPYV SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF 36.9 4 56 7.3 +1.5
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 36.9 12 48 4.9 -0.8
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF 36.8 20 40 5.2 -0.6
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value ETF 36.8 18 42 7.1 +1.4
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF 36.8 19 41 6.8 +1.1
MFUS PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor U.S. Equity ETF 36.7 29 31 5.9 +0.1
SPTM SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF 36.5 3 57 5.4 -0.4
RVRS Reverse Cap Weighted U.S. Large Cap ETF 36.4 29 31 7.4 +1.6
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF 36.2 27 33 5.1 -0.6
EXT WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund 36.2 28 32 5.4 -0.3
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF 36.1 27 33 5.5 -0.3
AFLG First Trust Active Factor Large Cap ETF 36.1 55 5 5.3 -0.5
JMOM JPMorgan U.S. Momentum Factor ETF 35.9 12 48 3.3 -2.4
EQAL Invesco Russell 1000 Equal Weight ETF 35.8 20 40 5.8 +0.1
IUSV iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF 35.8 4 56 7.4 +1.6
SCHV Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF 35.7 4 56 6.8 +1.0
FCTR First Trust Lunt U.S. Factor Rotation ETF 35.7 65 -5 2.9 -2.9
JHMM John Hancock Multifactor Mid Cap ETF 35.1 42 18 5.4 -0.4
BFOR Barron's 400 ETF 34.9 65 -5 6.4 +0.6
VTV Vanguard Value Index Fund 34.7 4 56 7.3 +1.5
ULVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI USA Value Momentum ETF 34.5 20 40 7.5 +1.7
MXDU Nationwide Maximum Diversification US Core Equity ETF 34.2 34 26 4.6 -1.2
IUS Invesco Strategic US ETF 34.2 19 41 6.4 +0.6
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF 34.1 27 33 4.9 -0.9
TILT Flexshares Morningstar US Market Factors Tilt Index Fund 34.0 25 35 6.2 +0.4
JUST Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 33.7 20 40 4.8 -1.0
AMCA iShares Russell 1000 Pure U.S. Revenue ETF 33.3 15 45 6.7 +0.9
KOKU Xtrackers MSCI Kokusai Equity ETF 33.0 9 51 5.6 -0.2
TOK iShares MSCI Kokusai ETF 32.9 25 35 5.4 -0.3
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF 32.7 27 33 4.8 -1.0
DIVB iShares U.S. Dividend & Buyback ETF 32.3 25 35 6.8 +1.0
IWS iShares Russell Mid-Cap Value ETF 32.2 24 36 6.8 +1.1
ONEV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus ETF 32.1 20 40 6.8 +1.0
JPME JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF 31.7 24 36 6.0 +0.2
URTH iShares MSCI World ETF 31.6 24 36 5.5 -0.2
DLN WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Dividend Fund 31.5 28 32 6.4 +0.6
DTD WisdomTree U.S.Total Dividend Fund 31.2 28 32 6.6 +0.9

1Overlap is the percentage of holdings by weight that are identical. For example, if Fund A has a 2% position in Apple, Inc. (AAPL) and Fund B has a 5% position, their overlapping position in AAPL is 2%.

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RESULTS & ESTIMATES

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Return on equity

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

Compound annual growth rates

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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multiple:
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NEUTRAL

Average appreciation potential. A rating of NEUTRAL is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the middle quintile (ranking between 40%-60%) of their category. This indicates that valuations adequately reflect the fundamentals of stocks in these funds.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 13.5 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 2.1 x
Less: Expense ratio 60 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 5.8 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.54 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.51
 
The composite rating is a weighted average of analysts' consensus recommendations for individual ETF constituents, based on the following scale:

BUY = 1; OVERWEIGHT = 1.5, HOLD = 2; UNDERWEIGHT = 2.5; and SELL = 3.

Readers are cautioned that because analyst ratings tend to be inflated, the composite score may be more useful as a relative measure of sentiment between funds rather than as a stand-alone recommendation.
 

 

See RATING tab for calculation of ALTAR Score™
Risk & reward. Uses std. dev. as proxy for risk, ALTAR Score™ for return forecast.
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