First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:FTXL) Short Interest Update

First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:FTXLGet Rating) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 13,600 shares, a decrease of 66.4% from the March 31st total of 40,500 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 15,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.9 days.

Shares of FTXL opened at $59.06 on Thursday. First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF has a fifty-two week low of $57.01 and a fifty-two week high of $83.10. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $66.63 and a 200-day simple moving average of $71.80.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 31st. Investors of record on Monday, March 28th were issued a dividend of $0.062 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 25th. This represents a $0.25 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.42%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Royal Bank of Canada raised its holdings in First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF by 49.5% during the third quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 31,834 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,160,000 after purchasing an additional 10,541 shares in the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF by 41.8% during the third quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 12,453 shares of the company’s stock worth $845,000 after purchasing an additional 3,670 shares in the last quarter. Avantax Advisory Services Inc. raised its holdings in First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF by 7.4% during the fourth quarter. Avantax Advisory Services Inc. now owns 43,426 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,523,000 after purchasing an additional 2,988 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc purchased a new position in First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF during the fourth quarter worth about $58,000. Finally, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC increased its holdings in First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF by 17.4% in the third quarter. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC now owns 8,714 shares of the company’s stock valued at $591,000 after buying an additional 1,293 shares in the last quarter.

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