First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund (NASDAQ:FYX) Short Interest Up 315.0% in September

First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund (NASDAQ:FYX) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 8,300 shares, an increase of 315.0% from the September 15th total of 2,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 44,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.2 days.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Wedbush Securities Inc. grew its stake in First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund by 9.2% in the 2nd quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 2,453 shares of the company’s stock worth $229,000 after acquiring an additional 207 shares during the period. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC grew its stake in First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 38,711 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,501,000 after acquiring an additional 534 shares during the period. Arkadios Wealth Advisors grew its stake in First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund by 7.7% in the 2nd quarter. Arkadios Wealth Advisors now owns 4,942 shares of the company’s stock worth $460,000 after acquiring an additional 352 shares during the period. Holloway Wealth Management LLC grew its stake in First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund by 11.6% in the 2nd quarter. Holloway Wealth Management LLC now owns 95,907 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,944,000 after acquiring an additional 9,993 shares during the period. Finally, Perennial Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $1,246,000.

FYX stock opened at $93.28 on Thursday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $92.10 and a 200-day moving average of $92.21. First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund has a 12-month low of $58.40 and a 12-month high of $97.17.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 24th were paid a dividend of $0.183 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 23rd. This represents a $0.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.78%.

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