First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF (NASDAQ:FICS) Short Interest Update

First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF (NASDAQ:FICSGet Rating) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 8,100 shares, an increase of 39.7% from the April 15th total of 5,800 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 9,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.9 days.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of FICS. Cetera Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF in the 1st quarter valued at $275,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lifted its position in First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF by 22.4% in the first quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 76,152 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,522,000 after acquiring an additional 13,957 shares during the last quarter. Kestra Advisory Services LLC boosted its stake in First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF by 395.2% in the first quarter. Kestra Advisory Services LLC now owns 439,578 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,557,000 after acquiring an additional 350,803 shares in the last quarter. Sigma Planning Corp purchased a new position in shares of First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF during the first quarter worth about $1,282,000. Finally, Cetera Investment Advisers increased its position in shares of First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF by 296.4% during the fourth quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers now owns 77,737 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,843,000 after purchasing an additional 58,127 shares in the last quarter.

FICS stock traded up $1.59 during trading on Friday, hitting $30.02. 9,925 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 9,111. The business has a 50-day moving average price of $32.05 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $33.80. First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF has a 52-week low of $28.43 and a 52-week high of $37.60.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 28th were paid a $0.062 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 25th. This represents a $0.25 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.83%.

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