First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund
ALTAR
Score™
7.5% info Recommen-
dation
SPECULATIVE
2021E    2022E
P/E
ratio
13.2x P/Sales
ratio
1.2x
P/BV
ratio
1.4x Div.
yield
2.1%


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First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the Defined Mid Cap Value Index.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor First Trust Advisors LP
Website www.ftportfolios.com
Inception date Apr 19, 2011
Assets (mns) $66
Currency USD
Expense ratio 70 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 No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 225
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $7,418
Large cap (>$10bn) 16.9%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 82.8%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS-A 1.2 %
AMKOR TECHNOLOGY INC 1.1 %
MARATHON OIL CORP 0.9 %
INVESCO LTD 0.9 %
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS INC 0.8 %
NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP-A 0.8 %
MOHAWK INDUSTRIES INC 0.8 %
TOLL BROTHERS INC 0.8 %
KIMCO REALTY CORP 0.8 %
KB HOME 0.8 %
Total 8.9 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 95.9 %
BERMUDA 2.6 %
PUERTO RICO 0.6 %
IRELAND 0.5 %







HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru February 28)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
11.6% 35.3% 11.4% -- 8.3%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.50 82%
MSCI EAFE 1.48 78%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 1.29 74%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $40.96
30d moving avg. $38.96
Annualized volatility 30.6%
Short interest (ETF) 1.0%
Short interest (Underlying) 3.8%
Relative strength (RSI) 63

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 20
Turnover 1.3%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.17%
ADV underlying (mns) $14,652

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 99 potential alternatives to the First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with FNK. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: FNK Expense: 70 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.5%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH FNK
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs FNK
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs FNK
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs FNK
(%)
FNX First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 58.0 61 9 5.2 -2.3
RNMC Mid Cap US Equity Select ETF 42.6 60 10 5.7 -1.9
EZM WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Earnings Fund 42.3 38 32 7.4 -0.1
DON WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend Fund 42.2 38 32 6.6 -0.9
JKL iShares Morningstar Small Cap Value ETF 37.4 30 40 6.8 -0.7
MDYV SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF 35.7 15 55 6.5 -1.0
IJJ iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 35.7 18 52 6.5 -1.0
JHSC John Hancock Multifactor Small Cap ETF 32.9 42 28 4.6 -2.9
IVOV Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 32.1 15 55 6.5 -1.0
PSM Principal U.S. Small-MidCap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 31.9 20 50 0.0 -7.5
FAB First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 30.5 71 -1 7.3 -0.2
RWK Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Revenue ETF 29.9 39 31 6.3 -1.3
VBR Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund 29.6 7 63 6.1 -1.4
SCHM Schwab U.S. Mid-Cap ETF 28.2 4 66 4.8 -2.7
EWMC Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight ETF 28.1 40 30 5.5 -2.1
AFMC First Trust Active Factor Mid Cap ETF 27.1 65 5 5.4 -2.1
MDY SPDR S&P Midcap 400 ETF Trust 27.0 23 47 5.2 -2.3
SPMD SPDR Portfolio Mid Cap ETF 27.0 5 65 5.4 -2.2
IJH iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF 27.0 5 65 5.4 -2.2
VUSE Vident Core US Equity Fund 26.7 48 22 6.9 -0.6
BKSE BNY Mellon US Small Cap Core Equity ETF 26.1 4 66 4.6 -2.9
XJH iShares ESG Screened S&P Mid-Cap ETF 26.1 12 58 5.3 -2.2
IVOO Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 ETF 26.0 10 60 5.3 -2.2
FSMD Fidelity Small-Mid Factor ETF 25.1 29 41 5.9 -1.6
SFYX Sofi Next 500 ETF 24.7 0 70 4.8 -2.7
RFV Invesco S&P Midcap 400 Pure Value ETF 23.9 35 35 8.7 +1.2
FXO First Trust Financials AlphaDEX Fund 23.0 63 7 8.8 +1.3
AUSF Global X Adaptive U.S. Factor ETF 22.6 27 43 7.6 +0.0
VFVA Vanguard U.S. Value Factor ETF 22.5 14 56 8.1 +0.5
SMDY Syntax Stratified MidCap ETF 22.4 30 40 5.0 -2.5
USEQ Invesco Russell 1000 Enhanced Equal Weight ETF 22.3 29 41 6.3 -1.2
BBMC JPMorgan BetaBuilders U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF 21.8 7 63 3.9 -3.6
XMVM Invesco S&P MidCap Value with Momentum ETF 21.4 39 31 8.4 +0.9
ONEY SPDR Russell 1000 Yield Focus ETF 21.1 20 50 6.2 -1.3
JPME JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF 20.4 24 46 5.6 -1.9
ONEV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus ETF 19.6 20 50 6.1 -1.5
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF 19.3 5 65 4.4 -3.2
PBSM Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA Small Cap ETF 18.7 6 64 4.0 -3.5
RVRS Reverse Cap Weighted U.S. Large Cap ETF 18.5 29 41 5.5 -2.0
ESML iShares MSCI USA Small-Cap ESG Optimized ETF 18.2 17 53 4.0 -3.5
JHMM John Hancock Multifactor Mid Cap ETF 18.1 42 28 4.8 -2.8
JKJ iShares Morningstar Small-Cap ETF 18.0 25 45 5.0 -2.6
SDVY First Trust SMID Cap Rising Dividend Achievers ETF 17.9 60 10 6.0 -1.5
STMB iShares Factors US Mid Blend Style ETF 17.6 30 40 5.7 -1.8
HSMV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Small/Mid ETF 17.3 80 -10 4.7 -2.8
IWS iShares Russell Mid-Cap Value ETF 17.2 24 46 5.6 -2.0
EQAL Invesco Russell 1000 Equal Weight ETF 16.6 20 50 5.0 -2.5
COWZ Pacer US Cash Cows 100 ETF 16.5 49 21 9.5 +2.0
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF 16.5 25 45 6.3 -1.2
SMMD iShares Russell 2500 ETF 16.0 15 55 4.7 -2.8
JVAL JPMorgan U.S. Value Factor ETF 15.9 12 58 7.0 -0.5
VALQ American Century STOXX U.S. Quality Value ETF 15.9 29 41 7.7 +0.2
RPV Invesco S&P 500 Pure Value ETF 15.8 35 35 8.9 +1.4
QSY WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Value Fund 15.7 38 32 6.9 -0.7
NUSC Nuveen ESG Small-Cap ETF 15.3 40 30 3.8 -3.7
PY Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF 15.3 15 55 7.2 -0.3
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF 14.9 4 66 3.6 -3.9
CVY Invesco Zacks Multi-Asset Income ETF 14.8 94 -24 8.2 +0.7
OUSM O'Shares FTSE Russell Small Cap Quality Dividend ETF 14.8 48 22 5.7 -1.8
SYLD Cambria Shareholder Yield ETF 14.8 59 11 6.9 -0.6
SMLF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Small-Cap ETF 14.6 30 40 6.4 -1.1
ONEO SPDR Russell 1000 Momentum Focus ETF 14.6 20 50 5.7 -1.9
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF 14.3 70 0 5.0 -2.5
KBE SPDR S&P Bank ETF 14.2 35 35 7.8 +0.3
STLV iShares Factors US Value Style ETF 14.2 25 45 7.3 -0.2
JDIV JPMorgan U.S. Dividend ETF 14.1 12 58 6.4 -1.1
SMMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Small-Cap ETF 13.9 20 50 3.8 -3.7
PSC Principal U.S. Small Cap Index ETF 13.7 38 32 4.2 -3.3
DEUS Xtrackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF 13.2 17 53 5.8 -1.8
NVQ QRAFT AI-Enhanced US Next Value ETF 13.2 75 -5 6.0 -1.5
JPUS JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity ETF 13.1 18 52 5.9 -1.7
FNDA Schwab Fundamental U.S. Small Co. Index ETF 13.0 25 45 4.6 -2.9
USMF WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Fund 12.9 28 42 5.7 -1.8
DVLU First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Value ETF 12.7 60 10 8.1 +0.6
FXD First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX Fund 12.6 64 6 5.1 -2.4
IFRA iShares U.S. Infrastructure ETF 12.3 40 30 5.1 -2.4
ULVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI USA Value Momentum ETF 12.3 20 50 6.8 -0.7
VFLQ Vanguard U.S. Liquidity Factor ETF 12.2 14 56 3.7 -3.9
OMFL Invesco Russell 1000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF 12.2 29 41 5.3 -2.2
USLB Invesco Russell 1000 Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 12.2 35 35 5.2 -2.3
VXF Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund 12.2 6 64 2.7 -4.8
USVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI USA Small Cap Value Momentum ETF 11.9 24 46 5.4 -2.2
IWR iShares Russell Midcap ETF 11.9 19 51 4.6 -2.9
XMLV Invesco S&P MidCap Low Volatility ETF 11.8 25 45 5.3 -2.3
FXR First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX Fund 11.8 63 7 5.3 -2.3
JHMF John Hancock Multifactor Financials ETF 11.8 40 30 6.5 -1.1
MDYG SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF 11.7 15 55 4.0 -3.5
IJK iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF 11.7 17 53 4.0 -3.5
MIDF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Mid-Cap ETF 11.3 25 45 6.9 -0.6
IEFN iShares Evolved U.S. Financials ETF 11.2 18 52 7.4 -0.1
XMHQ Invesco S&P MidCap Quality ETF 11.2 25 45 5.6 -2.0
REGL ProShares S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats ETF 11.1 41 29 5.5 -2.1
BFOR Barron's 400 ETF 11.1 65 5 5.8 -1.7
VFMF Vanguard U.S. Multifactor ETF 11.1 19 51 6.4 -1.2
PKW Invesco Buyback Achievers ETF 11.1 62 8 7.6 +0.0
FVD First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund 11.0 70 0 5.8 -1.8
IVOG Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF 10.9 15 55 4.0 -3.5
KRE SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF 10.8 35 35 6.9 -0.6
JKI iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Value ETF 10.7 30 40 6.7 -0.8

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

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*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund
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SPECULATIVE

Deeply undervalued but risky. A rating of SPECULATIVE is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the top quintile (the top 20%) of their category, indicating exceptional appreciation potential. However, often these are narrowly-focused funds or in industries with structural issues, which may also make them very risky. Nonetheless they may still be useful as part of a well-diversified portfolio.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 11.7 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.4 x
Less: Expense ratio 70 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.5 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.57 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.50
 
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.
Dividends paid by constituents to the fund. May differ from actual distributions to shareholders due to constituent changes, timing issues or other factors.
Monthly returns based on changes in price plus dividends. May differ from daily returns reported by funds. See below for standardized returns.