First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund
ALTAR
Score™
2.7% info Recommen-
dation
AVOID
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
39.0x P/Sales
ratio
5.2x
P/BV
ratio
7.6x Div.
yield
0.7%


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First Trust Large Cap Growth Opportunities AlphaDEX Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the Defined Large Cap Growth Opportunities.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor First Trust Advisors LP
Website www.ftportfolios.com
Inception date May 08, 2007
Assets (mns) $1,002
Currency USD
Expense ratio 61 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 187
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $112,822
Large cap (>$10bn) 98.5%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 1.6%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
SQUARE, INC. CLASS A 1.2 %
TESLA MOTORS INC 1.1 %
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES 1.1 %
APPLE INC 1.0 %
TRADE DESK, INC. CLASS A 1.0 %
WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES 1.0 %
DOCUSIGN, INC. 1.0 %
QUALCOMM INC 1.0 %
QORVO INC 1.0 %
EPAM SYSTEMS INC 1.0 %
Total 10.4 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 97.6 %
IRELAND 0.9 %
BERMUDA 0.9 %
SWITZERLAND 0.7 %







HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru July 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
13.0% 15.8% 11.1% 13.9% 8.7%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.05 91%
MSCI EAFE 1.04 75%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.74 62%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $83.13
30d moving avg. $80.86
Annualized volatility 18.9%
Short interest (ETF) 0.1%
Short interest (Underlying) 3.4%
Relative strength (RSI) 62

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 49
Turnover 0.4%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.07%
ADV underlying (mns) $147,340

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

Benchmark ticker: FTC Expense: 61 bp ALTAR Score™: 2.7%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH FTC
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs FTC
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs FTC
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs FTC
(%)
FAD First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 49.3 66 -5 2.2 -0.4
FEX First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 45.9 60 1 5.8 +3.1
FCTR First Trust Lunt U.S. Factor Rotation ETF 45.7 65 -4 2.7 +0.0
RPG Invesco S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF 44.4 35 26 4.3 +1.6
JKH iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth ETF 43.3 30 31 2.2 -0.5
VOT Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth Index Fund 41.8 7 54 3.2 +0.5
JMOM JPMorgan U.S. Momentum Factor ETF 41.6 12 49 3.6 +0.9
IWP iShares Russell Mid-Cap Growth ETF 40.4 24 37 2.9 +0.2
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 36.1 9 52 5.3 +2.7
PSET Principal Price Setters Index ETF 35.2 29 32 4.5 +1.9
VO Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund 35.1 4 57 5.1 +2.4
VUG Vanguard Growth Index Fund 35.1 4 57 3.8 +1.1
QQEW First Trust Nasdaq-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund 34.7 59 2 4.0 +1.4
QQQE Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Shares 34.7 35 26 4.3 +1.6
ETHO Etho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF 34.7 47 14 4.2 +1.6
VONG Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund 34.4 8 53 3.7 +1.0
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF 34.4 19 42 3.6 +0.9
GSEW Goldman Sachs Equal Weight U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 34.4 9 52 5.8 +3.2
QRFT Qraft Ai-Enhanced U.S. Large Cap ETF 33.7 75 -14 3.9 +1.3
PDP Invesco DWA Momentum ETF 33.6 62 -1 2.3 -0.4
VOOG Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF 33.0 10 51 4.1 +1.4
SPYG SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF 33.0 4 57 4.2 +1.5
SCIU Global X Scientific Beta US ETF 33.0 19 42 5.6 +2.9
IVW iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF 33.0 18 43 4.0 +1.4
IUSG iShares Core S&P US Growth ETF 32.4 4 57 4.2 +1.5
QGRO American Century STOXX U.S. Quality Growth ETF 32.4 29 32 3.1 +0.4
SFY SoFi Select 500 ETF 32.3 0 61 5.0 +2.4
FVL First Trust Value Line 100 Exchange-Traded Fund 32.2 70 -9 4.5 +1.9
FXL First Trust Technology AlphaDEX Fund 31.8 61 0 3.3 +0.7
FDMO Fidelity Momentum Factor ETF 31.7 29 32 3.7 +1.0
PQLC PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Large-Cap Core ETF 31.6 17 44 6.2 +3.6
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF 31.5 29 32 5.3 +2.6
BKMC BNY Mellon US Mid Cap Core Equity ETF 31.5 4 57 5.3 +2.7
SCHG Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF 31.0 4 57 3.9 +1.3
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 31.0 15 46 4.9 +2.2
PBUS Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA ETF 30.9 4 57 5.0 +2.4
BBUS JP Morgan Betabuilders U.S. Equity ETF 30.6 2 59 5.1 +2.4
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 30.6 3 58 5.1 +2.4
GSUS Goldman Sachs MarketBeta U.S. Equity ETF 30.5 7 54 5.0 +2.3
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF 30.4 15 46 4.1 +1.4
VV Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund 30.4 4 57 5.0 +2.4
JQUA JPMorgan U.S. Quality Factor ETF 30.4 12 49 5.1 +2.5
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF 30.3 12 49 4.5 +1.8
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF 30.3 15 46 5.9 +3.3
CHGX Change Finance U.S. Large Cap Fossil Fuel Free ETF 30.1 49 12 4.9 +2.3
CFA VictoryShares US 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF 30.0 35 26 5.6 +2.9
CFO VictoryShares US 500 Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index ETF 30.0 35 26 5.6 +2.9
XT iShares Exponential Technologies ETF 29.8 47 14 4.9 +2.2
SCHK Schwab 1000 Index ETF 29.8 5 56 5.0 +2.4
SIZE iShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF 29.7 15 46 6.0 +3.3
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF 29.7 8 53 5.0 +2.3
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF 29.7 15 46 4.9 +2.2
JHMT John Hancock Multifactor Technology ETF 29.6 40 21 4.8 +2.2
XOUT GraniteShares XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF 29.6 60 1 3.9 +1.3
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 29.5 12 49 4.9 +2.3
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 29.5 20 41 4.9 +2.3
DYNF BlackRock U.S. Equity Factor Rotation ETF 29.3 30 31 6.2 +3.6
BFOR Barron's 400 ETF 29.3 65 -4 5.9 +3.3
PBP Invesco S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF 29.2 49 12 4.7 +2.1
FLQL Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Equity ETF 29.1 15 46 5.9 +3.2
RBUS Nationwide Risk-Based U.S. Equity ETF 29.1 30 31 4.6 +1.9
TPLC Timothy Plan US Large Cap Core ETF 29.0 52 9 5.1 +2.5
RNLC Large Cap US Equity Select ETF 29.0 60 1 5.9 +3.3
EXT WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund 28.9 28 33 5.0 +2.4
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF 28.8 27 34 5.1 +2.4
HSPX Global X S&P 500 Covered Call ETF 28.8 65 -4 4.6 +1.9
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 28.8 3 58 5.0 +2.3
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 28.7 3 58 4.9 +2.3
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF 28.6 20 41 5.1 +2.5
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 28.5 20 41 4.8 +2.1
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund 28.5 10 51 4.8 +2.2
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 28.5 9 52 5.1 +2.5
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 28.4 4 57 5.2 +2.5
SPLG SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF 28.4 3 58 5.2 +2.5
VOO VANGUARD S&P 500 ETF 28.4 3 58 5.2 +2.5
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund 28.3 3 58 4.9 +2.2
IQSU IQ Candriam ESG US Equity ETF 28.2 9 52 4.9 +2.2
VEGN US Vegan Climate ETF 28.2 60 1 5.0 +2.3
AFLG First Trust Active Factor Large Cap ETF 28.1 55 6 5.3 +2.6
VFMO Vanguard U.S. Momentum Factor ETF 28.1 13 48 0.1 -2.5
AIEQ AI Powered Equity ETF 28.0 87 -26 2.9 +0.3
NULG Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF 27.9 35 26 3.5 +0.8
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF 27.7 27 34 4.7 +2.1
RSP Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF 27.6 20 41 6.4 +3.7
SPTM SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF 27.2 3 58 5.3 +2.6
USMF WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Fund 27.2 28 33 5.3 +2.6
IWY iShares Russell Top 200 Growth ETF 27.1 20 41 3.7 +1.0
MGK Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF 27.1 7 54 3.9 +1.3
DEUS Xtrackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF 26.9 17 44 6.1 +3.4
MXDU Nationwide Maximum Diversification US Core Equity ETF 26.7 34 27 4.7 +2.0
JUST Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 26.6 20 41 4.7 +2.1
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values Custom ETF 26.5 29 32 5.0 +2.3
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 ETF 26.5 15 46 4.7 +2.1
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap Index Fund 26.3 7 54 5.0 +2.3
IETC iShares Evolved U.S. Technology ETF 26.2 18 43 3.7 +1.1
RYT Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology ETF 26.1 40 21 6.5 +3.9
BKLC BNY Mellon US Large Cap Core Equity ETF 26.1 0 61 4.9 +2.3
MFUS PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor U.S. Equity ETF 26.1 29 32 5.8 +3.1
IWR iShares Russell Midcap ETF 26.0 19 42 5.4 +2.8
KRMA Global X Conscious Companies ETF 26.0 43 18 4.9 +2.3

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

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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multiple:
First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund
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S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

AVOID

Not worthwhile for most investors. A rating of AVOID is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the lowest quintile (the bottom 20%) of their category. Often, funds in this category consist of stocks with little if any history or expectation of profitability, and as a result our fundamentally-driven analysis may not be relevant.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 22.3 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 6.9 x
Less: Expense ratio 61 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 2.7 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.50 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.52
 
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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