Short Interest in First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund (NASDAQ:FPA) Rises By 50.0%

First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund (NASDAQ:FPAGet Rating) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 300 shares, a growth of 50.0% from the March 15th total of 200 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.3 days.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. raised its stake in shares of First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund by 11.0% during the third quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 19,947 shares of the company’s stock worth $645,000 after purchasing an additional 1,976 shares during the last quarter. Rathbone Brothers plc raised its stake in shares of First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund by 18.5% during the third quarter. Rathbone Brothers plc now owns 22,879 shares of the company’s stock worth $740,000 after purchasing an additional 3,574 shares during the last quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP raised its position in First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund by 67.9% in the fourth quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP now owns 23,242 shares of the company’s stock worth $724,000 after acquiring an additional 9,402 shares in the last quarter. Rathbones Group PLC raised its position in First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund by 13.3% in the fourth quarter. Rathbones Group PLC now owns 25,933 shares of the company’s stock worth $807,000 after acquiring an additional 3,054 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised its position in First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund by 2.1% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 29,702 shares of the company’s stock worth $961,000 after acquiring an additional 619 shares in the last quarter.

First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund stock opened at $30.77 on Friday. First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund has a 12 month low of $28.50 and a 12 month high of $37.68. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $30.24 and a 200-day simple moving average of $31.12.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 28th were paid a dividend of $0.352 per share. This represents a $1.41 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.58%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 25th.

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