Short Interest in First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NASDAQ:FID) Declines By 74.5%

First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NASDAQ:FIDGet Free Report) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,600 shares, a decline of 74.5% from the May 15th total of 14,100 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 14,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.3 days.

First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF Trading Down 1.0 %

NASDAQ FID traded down $0.16 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $16.08. The company had a trading volume of 125,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,341. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $16.01 and a 200 day moving average of $15.85. First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF has a 1-year low of $14.02 and a 1-year high of $16.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $79.60 million, a P/E ratio of 10.95 and a beta of 0.80.

First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 22nd were paid a dividend of $0.0317 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 21st. This represents a $0.13 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.79%.

Institutional Trading of First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of FID. LPL Financial LLC increased its stake in shares of First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF by 41.3% during the third quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 624,966 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,181,000 after buying an additional 182,521 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF by 0.4% during the fourth quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 219,077 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,532,000 after buying an additional 973 shares during the period. Elevated Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF by 5.7% during the first quarter. Elevated Capital Advisors LLC now owns 148,890 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,375,000 after buying an additional 7,987 shares during the period. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC increased its stake in shares of First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF by 2.9% during the first quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 137,480 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,193,000 after buying an additional 3,859 shares during the period. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its stake in shares of First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF by 14.5% during the fourth quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 100,566 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,621,000 after buying an additional 12,737 shares during the period.

First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF Company Profile

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The First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats Fund (FID) is an exchange-traded fund that mostly invests in high dividend yield equity. The fund tracks an index of up to 100 high-dividend-yielding stocks from developed and emerging markets, ex-US. Constituents are selected and weighted by dividends, with screens for payout ratio and long-term dividend growth.

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