First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF (NASDAQ:FTXR – Get Free Report) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 500 shares, an increase of 150.0% from the January 15th total of 200 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.1 days.
First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF Stock Performance
NASDAQ FTXR opened at $30.63 on Tuesday. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $29.60 and a 200-day moving average of $28.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $39.82 million, a P/E ratio of 15.59 and a beta of 1.37. First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF has a 52 week low of $24.76 and a 52 week high of $31.26.
First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF Announces Dividend
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 26th were paid a $0.1205 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 22nd. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.57%.
Institutional Investors Weigh In On First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF
About First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF
The First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF (FTXR) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the Nasdaq US Smart Transportation index. The fund tracks an index composed of 30 US transportation companies. Holdings are selected by liquidity and weighted based on volatility, value and growth factors. FTXR was launched on Sep 20, 2016 and is managed by First Trust.
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