First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (NASDAQ:FTA) Short Interest Down 81.0% in February

First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (NASDAQ:FTAGet Free Report) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,900 shares, a decrease of 81.0% from the January 31st total of 15,300 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 59,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.0 days.

First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund Stock Down 0.1 %

Shares of FTA traded down $0.06 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $71.86. 49,980 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 66,850. The stock has a market cap of $1.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.46 and a beta of 1.11. The firm has a fifty day moving average of $70.56 and a two-hundred day moving average of $67.61. First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund has a twelve month low of $61.47 and a twelve month high of $72.15.

First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund Announces Dividend

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 26th were given a dividend of $0.4904 per share. This represents a $1.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.73%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 22nd.

Institutional Trading of First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Main Street Group LTD acquired a new stake in shares of First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund in the fourth quarter worth $26,000. Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo LLC acquired a new position in First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund during the 4th quarter worth $32,000. Creative Capital Management Investments LLC bought a new stake in First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund during the third quarter valued at about $34,000. Sunbelt Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund in the first quarter valued at about $49,000. Finally, Tucker Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund by 30.4% in the third quarter. Tucker Asset Management LLC now owns 1,219 shares of the company’s stock worth $79,000 after purchasing an additional 284 shares during the period.

About First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund

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The First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (FTA) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the NASDAQ AlphaDEX Large Cap Value index. The fund selects and weights value stocks using fundamental factors including sales, book value and cash flows. FTA was launched on May 8, 2007 and is managed by First Trust.

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