Short Interest in First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund (NASDAQ:FDTS) Grows By 1,575.0%

First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund (NASDAQ:FDTS) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 6,700 shares, a growth of 1,575.0% from the September 15th total of 400 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.5 days.

Shares of NASDAQ:FDTS opened at $46.42 on Thursday. First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund has a twelve month low of $35.15 and a twelve month high of $51.56. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $47.88 and a 200-day simple moving average of $47.63.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 24th were issued a $0.071 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 23rd. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.61%.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC acquired a new position in First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund in the 2nd quarter valued at $223,000. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. increased its stake in First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund by 73.4% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. now owns 6,173 shares of the company’s stock valued at $294,000 after buying an additional 2,612 shares during the period. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased its stake in First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund by 779.1% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 53,776 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,438,000 after buying an additional 47,659 shares during the period.

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