First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund (NASDAQ:FNX) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund (NASDAQ:FNXGet Rating) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,300 shares, an increase of 130.0% from the April 30th total of 1,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 34,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.1 days.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Cetera Advisors LLC grew its holdings in First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund by 22.1% during the 3rd quarter. Cetera Advisors LLC now owns 6,322 shares of the company’s stock valued at $618,000 after purchasing an additional 1,145 shares during the last quarter. UBS Group AG grew its holdings in First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund by 2.6% during the 3rd quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 253,484 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,760,000 after purchasing an additional 6,509 shares during the last quarter. Atria Investments LLC grew its holdings in First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund by 2.1% during the 3rd quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 23,698 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,315,000 after purchasing an additional 493 shares during the last quarter. Mcdonald Partners LLC grew its holdings in First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund by 18.8% during the 3rd quarter. Mcdonald Partners LLC now owns 5,576 shares of the company’s stock valued at $545,000 after purchasing an additional 882 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Park National Corp OH grew its holdings in First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund by 2.9% during the 4th quarter. Park National Corp OH now owns 30,127 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,098,000 after purchasing an additional 845 shares during the last quarter.

First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund stock opened at $93.19 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $94.80 and its 200-day moving average price is $97.88. First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund has a twelve month low of $86.68 and a twelve month high of $107.79.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 28th were issued a $0.169 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 25th. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.73%.

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