First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF
ALTAR
Score™
5.6% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
30.0x P/Sales
ratio
1.5x
P/BV
ratio
2.0x Div.
yield
1.7%


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First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the NASDAQ AlphaDEX Total US Market Index.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor First Trust Advisors LP
Website www.ftportfolios.com
Inception date Dec 05, 2006
Assets (mns) $14
Currency USD
Expense ratio 70 bp
Distributions Quarterly

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

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 1201
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $56,458
Large cap (>$10bn) 57.3%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 30.6%
Small cap (<$2bn) 12.1%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
SNAP, INC. CLASS A 0.5 %
PINTEREST, INC. CLASS A 0.5 %
ROKU, INC. CLASS A 0.5 %
EXELON CORP 0.5 %
ANTHEM INC 0.5 %
SEMPRA ENERGY 0.4 %
MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC 0.4 %
HARTFORD FINANCIAL SVCS GRP 0.4 %
APTIV PLC 0.4 %
ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. CL 0.4 %
Total 4.5 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 97.4 %
IRELAND 0.9 %
BERMUDA 0.9 %
BRITAIN 0.6 %
PUERTO RICO 0.2 %
SWITZERLAND 0.1 %
CAYMAN ISLANDS 0.1 %
LUXEMBOURG 0.0 %



HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru September 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-7.2% 0.1% 7.9% 7.2% 5.1%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.23 93%
MSCI EAFE 1.30 84%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.93 69%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $34.81
30d moving avg. $34.19
Annualized volatility 22.7%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Short interest (Underlying) 5.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 56

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 1
Turnover 0.3%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.56%
ADV underlying (mns) $234,099

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

Benchmark ticker: TUSA Expense: 70 bp ALTAR Score™: 5.6%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH TUSA
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs TUSA
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs TUSA
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs TUSA
(%)
FEX First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 52.5 60 10 5.8 +0.2
FAB First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 49.5 71 -1 9.4 +3.8
EQAL Invesco Russell 1000 Equal Weight ETF 43.1 20 50 5.8 +0.2
SIZE iShares MSCI USA Size Factor ETF 42.9 15 55 6.0 +0.4
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF 42.8 15 55 6.0 +0.4
IWR iShares Russell Midcap ETF 42.6 19 51 5.4 -0.2
AVUS Avantis U.S. Equity ETF 42.3 15 55 5.5 -0.1
CFA VictoryShares US 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF 42.0 35 35 5.6 0.0
CFO VictoryShares US 500 Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index ETF 42.0 35 35 5.6 +0.0
ONEO SPDR Russell 1000 Momentum Focus ETF 41.9 20 50 6.3 +0.7
FAD First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 41.7 66 4 2.3 -3.3
TILT Flexshares Morningstar US Market Factors Tilt Index Fund 40.5 25 45 6.2 +0.6
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF 40.3 29 41 5.4 -0.2
JHMM John Hancock Multifactor Mid Cap ETF 40.1 42 28 5.4 -0.2
VFVA Vanguard U.S. Value Factor ETF 40.0 14 56 10.8 +5.2
USEQ Invesco Russell 1000 Enhanced Equal Weight ETF 39.8 29 41 6.7 +1.1
GSEW Goldman Sachs Equal Weight U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 39.3 9 61 5.9 +0.3
VXF Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund 38.7 6 64 3.5 -2.1
DEUS Xtrackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF 38.5 17 53 6.3 +0.7
VLU SPDR S&P 1500 Value Tilt ETF 38.5 12 58 7.3 +1.7
RSP Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF 37.6 20 50 6.4 +0.8
FNDB Schwab Fundamental U.S. Broad Market Index ETF 37.2 25 45 6.7 +1.1
PRF Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF 36.8 39 31 6.7 +1.1
BKMC BNY Mellon US Mid Cap Core Equity ETF 36.5 4 66 5.2 -0.4
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF 35.8 5 65 5.2 -0.4
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund 35.7 10 60 4.9 -0.7
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 35.6 3 67 5.0 -0.6
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 35.6 3 67 4.9 -0.7
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 35.4 20 50 4.8 -0.8
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 35.2 12 58 4.9 -0.7
DYNF BlackRock U.S. Equity Factor Rotation ETF 34.7 30 40 6.5 +0.9
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund 34.6 3 67 4.9 -0.7
SCIU Global X Scientific Beta US ETF 34.3 19 51 0.0 -5.6
MFUS PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor U.S. Equity ETF 34.1 29 41 5.9 +0.3
FNDX Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Co. Index ETF 34.1 25 45 6.6 +1.0
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 34.1 20 50 4.9 -0.7
IWS iShares Russell Mid-Cap Value ETF 33.7 24 46 6.8 +1.2
SCHK Schwab 1000 Index ETF 33.7 5 65 5.1 -0.6
VONV Vanguard Russell 1000 Value Index Fund 33.6 8 62 6.9 +1.3
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF 33.5 19 51 6.8 +1.2
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF 33.5 15 55 4.9 -0.7
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF 33.0 8 62 5.0 -0.6
PBSM Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA Small Cap ETF 32.6 6 64 5.0 -0.6
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 32.4 3 67 5.0 -0.6
SPTM SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF 31.7 3 67 5.4 -0.3
IUSV iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF 31.6 4 66 7.4 +1.8
IUS Invesco Strategic US ETF 31.4 19 51 6.4 +0.8
JPUS JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity ETF 31.2 18 52 6.1 +0.5
PQLC PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Large-Cap Core ETF 30.9 17 53 6.7 +1.1
PBUS Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA ETF 30.7 4 66 5.1 -0.5
RWL Invesco S&P 500 Revenue ETF 30.6 39 31 7.1 +1.5
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 30.6 9 61 5.4 -0.2
AMCA iShares Russell 1000 Pure U.S. Revenue ETF 30.6 15 55 6.7 +1.1
BFOR Barron's 400 ETF 30.1 65 5 6.4 +0.8
JVAL JPMorgan U.S. Value Factor ETF 29.8 12 58 8.3 +2.7
EPS WisdomTree U.S. Earnings 500 Fund 29.7 8 62 6.3 +0.7
EXT WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund 29.5 28 42 5.4 -0.2
BBUS JP Morgan Betabuilders U.S. Equity ETF 29.3 2 68 5.1 -0.5
ONEV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus ETF 29.2 20 50 6.8 +1.2
SCHV Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF 29.1 4 66 6.8 +1.2
ROUS Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF 29.0 19 51 6.4 +0.8
VFMF Vanguard U.S. Multifactor ETF 29.0 19 51 7.2 +1.6
VFMO Vanguard U.S. Momentum Factor ETF 28.9 13 57 0.7 -4.9
VV Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund 28.8 4 66 5.1 -0.6
VO Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund 28.7 4 66 5.1 -0.5
VOOV Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF 28.5 10 60 7.2 +1.6
GSUS Goldman Sachs MarketBeta U.S. Equity ETF 28.4 7 63 5.1 -0.6
TPLC Timothy Plan US Large Cap Core ETF 28.3 52 18 5.2 -0.4
HSPX Global X S&P 500 Covered Call ETF 28.0 60 10 4.8 -0.8
FTA First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 28.0 60 10 9.0 +3.4
RNLC Large Cap US Equity Select ETF 28.0 60 10 6.0 +0.4
SPYV SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF 27.9 4 66 7.3 +1.7
DTD WisdomTree U.S.Total Dividend Fund 27.8 28 42 6.6 +1.0
VFQY Vanguard U.S. Quality Factor ETF 27.8 13 57 6.3 +0.7
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value ETF 27.8 18 52 7.1 +1.5
PBP Invesco S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF 27.7 49 21 4.8 -0.8
ESML iShares MSCI USA Small-Cap ESG Optimized ETF 27.6 17 53 4.7 -0.9
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF 27.5 15 55 5.8 +0.2
XYLG Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF 27.4 60 10 4.9 -0.7
SPLG SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF 27.4 3 67 5.2 -0.4
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 27.4 9 61 5.2 -0.4
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 27.4 3 67 5.2 -0.4
SFY SoFi Select 500 ETF 27.4 0 70 5.0 -0.6
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF 27.3 4 66 4.7 -0.9
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values Custom ETF 27.3 29 41 5.0 -0.6
QRFT Qraft Ai-Enhanced U.S. Large Cap ETF 27.2 75 -5 3.8 -1.8
VOO VANGUARD S&P 500 ETF 27.1 3 67 5.3 -0.4
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 26.9 15 55 4.9 -0.7
SCHM Schwab U.S. Mid-Cap ETF 26.6 4 66 5.9 +0.3
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF 26.6 20 50 5.2 -0.4
JPME JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF 26.6 24 46 6.0 +0.4
FNX First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 26.5 61 9 6.3 +0.7
USLB Invesco Russell 1000 Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 26.5 35 35 5.3 -0.3
VTV Vanguard Value Index Fund 26.5 4 66 7.3 +1.7
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF 26.3 27 43 5.5 -0.2
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF 26.2 27 43 5.1 -0.5
AFLG First Trust Active Factor Large Cap ETF 26.0 55 15 5.3 -0.3
MXDU Nationwide Maximum Diversification US Core Equity ETF 25.8 34 36 4.6 -1.0
JUST Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 25.6 20 50 4.8 -0.8
RVRS Reverse Cap Weighted U.S. Large Cap ETF 25.2 29 41 7.4 +1.8

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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Asset turnover **%   Assets-to-equity **x

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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First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF
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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 11.9 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.9 x
Less: Expense ratio 70 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 5.6 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.51 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™
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