First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF (NASDAQ:ROBT) Short Interest Up 54.5% in April

First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF (NASDAQ:ROBTGet Rating) saw a significant growth in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 13,600 shares, a growth of 54.5% from the April 15th total of 8,800 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 29,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.5 days.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. LPL Financial LLC lifted its stake in shares of First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF by 17.5% in the fourth quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 363,531 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,026,000 after buying an additional 54,070 shares during the last quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its stake in shares of First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF by 2.3% in the fourth quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 220,400 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,141,000 after buying an additional 4,910 shares during the last quarter. Sargent Investment Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF by 3.9% in the third quarter. Sargent Investment Group LLC now owns 129,066 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,927,000 after buying an additional 4,813 shares during the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF by 1,563.6% in the third quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 128,278 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,884,000 after buying an additional 120,567 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Spectrum Wealth Advisory Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF by 54.6% in the first quarter. Spectrum Wealth Advisory Group LLC now owns 96,216 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,548,000 after buying an additional 33,981 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF stock opened at $39.71 on Friday. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $44.07 and a 200-day simple moving average of $49.48. First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF has a 1-year low of $36.58 and a 1-year high of $58.00.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 28th were paid a $0.005 dividend. This represents a $0.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.05%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 25th.

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