First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund
ALTAR
Score™
8.2% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
12.3x P/Sales
ratio
1.4x
P/BV
ratio
1.6x Div.
yield
4.3%


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First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund seeks to track the performance of the Value Line Dividend Index.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor First Trust Advisors LP
Website www.ftportfolios.com
Inception date Aug 26, 2003
Assets (mns) $7,509
Currency USD
Expense ratio 70 bp
Distributions Quarterly

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

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 196
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $48,380
Large cap (>$10bn) 72.4%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 23.7%
Small cap (<$2bn) 3.9%
Developed mkts 99.1%
Emerging mkts 0.9%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
REINSURANCE GROUP OF AMERICA 0.6 %
AMERICAN FINANCIAL GROUP INC 0.6 %
STANLEY BLACK & DECKER 0.6 %
AXA EQUITABLE HOLDINGS, INC. 0.6 %
CONSTELLATION BRANDS INC-A 0.6 %
EATON CORP PLC 0.6 %
BLACKROCK INC 0.6 %
GENUINE PARTS CO 0.6 %
DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES 0.6 %
CHEVRON CORP 0.6 %
Total 5.9 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 81.0 %
CANADA 6.9 %
BRITAIN 2.6 %
SWITZERLAND 2.5 %
BERMUDA 1.4 %
IRELAND 1.1 %
FRANCE 1.0 %
JAPAN 0.9 %
DENMARK 0.5 %
INDIA 0.5 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru March 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-22.6% -12.7% 5.2% 9.7% 10.4%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.86 88%
MSCI EAFE 0.83 79%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.60 60%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $26.41
30d moving avg. $30.34
Annualized volatility 14.0%
Short interest (ETF) 0.1%
Short interest (Underlying) 3.1%
Relative strength (RSI) 36

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 4,294
Turnover 1.5%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.13%
ADV underlying (mns) $81,568

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 100 potential alternatives to the First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with FVD. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: FVD Expense: 70 bp ALTAR Score™: 8.2%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH FVD
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs FVD
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs FVD
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs FVD
(%)
JMIN JPMorgan U.S. Minimum Volatility ETF 39.8 12 58 7.3 -0.8
RBUS Nationwide Risk-Based U.S. Equity ETF 35.9 30 40 7.3 -0.9
JDIV JPMorgan U.S. Dividend ETF 34.9 12 58 10.9 +2.7
USDY Pacific Global US Equity Income ETF 34.3 29 41 10.8 +2.6
JPUS JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity ETF 33.0 19 51 8.5 +0.3
SCHV Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF 32.8 4 66 9.2 +1.0
SPYV SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF 32.1 4 66 9.4 +1.3
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value ETF 32.0 18 52 9.3 +1.1
IUSV iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF 31.8 4 66 9.6 +1.4
VOOV Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF 31.6 15 55 9.4 +1.2
DLN WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Dividend Fund 31.5 28 42 8.3 +0.1
DTD WisdomTree U.S.Total Dividend Fund 31.4 28 42 8.7 +0.5
PQLC PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Large-Cap Core ETF 31.3 17 53 9.1 +0.9
SPLV Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF 31.1 25 45 6.8 -1.4
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index ETF 31.0 6 64 9.2 +1.0
SCIU Global X Scientific Beta US ETF 30.7 19 51 7.7 -0.4
FLQL Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Equity ETF 30.5 15 55 8.2 +0.0
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF 30.2 19 51 9.4 +1.2
VONV Vanguard Russell 1000 Value Index Fund 30.2 8 62 9.5 +1.3
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF 29.6 8 62 8.6 +0.4
ROUS Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF 29.5 19 51 9.4 +1.2
VTV Vanguard Value Index Fund 29.3 4 66 9.4 +1.2
FTA First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 29.1 60 10 12.3 +4.1
OUSA O'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF 29.0 48 22 7.2 -1.0
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF 29.0 15 55 7.0 -1.2
KRMA Global X Conscious Companies ETF 28.8 43 27 7.5 -0.6
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF 28.6 15 55 7.4 -0.8
PRF Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF 28.2 39 31 9.4 +1.2
FNDX Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Co. Index ETF 28.0 25 45 8.5 +0.3
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF 27.7 27 43 7.5 -0.7
MAGA Point Bridge GOP Stock Tracker ETF 27.4 72 -2 9.6 +1.4
LVUS Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF 27.4 19 51 7.7 -0.5
EPS WisdomTree U.S. Earnings 500 Fund 27.2 8 62 8.6 +0.5
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF 27.0 34 36 7.6 -0.5
FNDB Schwab Fundamental U.S. Broad Market Index ETF 27.0 25 45 8.6 +0.4
CFA Victory CEMP US 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF 26.9 35 35 8.2 +0.0
AFLG First Trust Active Factor Large Cap ETF 26.7 55 15 7.8 -0.4
PBP Invesco S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF 26.7 49 21 6.7 -1.5
MGV Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF 26.5 7 63 9.1 +0.9
HSPX Global X S&P 500 Covered Call ETF 26.5 65 5 6.4 -1.8
RNLC Large Cap US Equity Select ETF 26.5 60 10 8.2 +0.1
VLU SPDR S&P 1500 Value Tilt ETF 26.4 12 58 9.8 +1.6
IWX iShares Russell Top 200 Value ETF 26.3 20 50 9.0 +0.8
RSP Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF 26.2 20 50 8.9 +0.7
GSEW Goldman Sachs Equal Weight U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 26.1 9 61 8.2 +0.0
SDY SPDR S&P Dividend ETF 26.0 35 35 8.3 +0.2
DIVB iShares U.S. Dividend & Buyback ETF 25.6 25 45 8.9 +0.7
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 25.5 9 61 7.2 -1.0
SPLG SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF 25.5 3 67 7.3 -0.9
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 25.5 4 66 7.3 -0.9
PFM Invesco Dividend Achievers ETF 25.4 54 16 6.6 -1.6
USLB Invesco Russell 1000 Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 25.3 35 35 7.7 -0.5
VOO VANGUARD S&P 500 ETF 25.2 3 67 7.3 -0.9
FEX First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 25.1 60 10 8.2 +0.0
EQWL Invesco Russell Top 200 Equal Weight ETF 25.1 25 45 7.8 -0.4
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 25.0 15 55 6.8 -1.4
VV Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund 25.0 4 66 7.1 -1.1
LGLV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF 24.9 12 58 7.2 -1.0
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 24.9 9 61 7.4 -0.8
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap Index Fund 24.9 7 63 7.0 -1.2
PBUS Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA ETF 24.8 4 66 7.4 -0.8
BBUS JP Morgan Betabuilders U.S. Equity ETF 24.8 2 68 7.2 -1.0
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF 24.8 20 50 7.2 -0.9
SPTM SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF 24.8 3 67 7.4 -0.7
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF 24.7 27 43 7.1 -1.0
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF 24.7 27 43 6.9 -1.2
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 24.7 3 67 7.2 -1.0
DYNF BlackRock U.S. Equity Factor Rotation ETF 24.5 30 40 8.2 0.0
SCHK Schwab 1000 Index ETF 24.5 5 65 7.2 -1.0
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF 24.4 15 55 7.1 -1.1
SNPE Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF 24.4 11 59 7.0 -1.2
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 24.4 20 50 7.1 -1.1
JUST Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 24.4 20 50 6.8 -1.4
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF 24.3 8 62 7.2 -1.0
JQUA JPMorgan U.S. Quality Factor ETF 24.3 12 58 6.8 -1.4
RWL Invesco S&P 500 Revenue ETF 24.2 39 31 9.3 +1.2
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 ETF 24.0 15 55 6.8 -1.4
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF 24.0 27 43 6.8 -1.4
ONEV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus ETF 24.0 20 50 9.6 +1.4
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 23.7 3 67 7.2 -1.0
QDEF FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund 23.7 37 33 8.1 -0.1
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 23.7 20 50 7.0 -1.2
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 23.7 3 67 7.1 -1.1
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund 23.6 10 60 7.1 -1.1
IUS Invesco Strategic US ETF 23.5 19 51 8.1 -0.1
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund 23.5 3 67 7.1 -1.1
DVY iShares Select Dividend ETF 23.4 39 31 11.1 +2.9
DTN WisdomTree U.S. Dividend ex-Financials Fund 23.4 38 32 10.4 +2.2
TPHD Timothy Plan High Dividend Stock ETF 23.3 52 18 9.5 +1.4
FDRR Fidelity Dividend ETF for Rising Rates 23.0 29 41 9.8 +1.7
MFUS PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor U.S. Equity ETF 23.0 29 41 8.4 +0.2
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values Custom ETF 22.9 29 41 7.1 -1.1
AVUS Avantis U.S. Equity ETF 22.7 15 55 8.1 -0.1
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF 22.4 15 55 8.6 +0.4
DEUS Xtrackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF 22.1 17 53 9.0 +0.9
EXT WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund 22.0 28 42 7.8 -0.4
JKF iShares Morningstar Large Cap Value ETF 21.9 25 45 9.8 +1.6
USEQ Invesco Russell 1000 Enhanced Equal Weight ETF 21.9 29 41 9.3 +1.2
SFY SoFi Select 500 ETF 21.9 0 70 6.8 -1.4
TILT Flexshares Morningstar US Market Factors Tilt Index Fund 21.9 25 45 8.8 +0.6

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

Forward
multiple:
First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund
Relative
to:
S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

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 14.2 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.6 x
Less: Expense ratio 70 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 8.2 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.64 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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