First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NASDAQ:FID) Short Interest Up 27,700.0% in December

First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NASDAQ:FID) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 27,800 shares, an increase of 27,700.0% from the December 15th total of 100 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 10,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.6 days.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. LPL Financial LLC raised its stake in First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF by 12.5% in the third quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 278,583 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,881,000 after buying an additional 31,011 shares in the last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF by 323.6% during the second quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 79,392 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,441,000 after purchasing an additional 60,649 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp grew its holdings in shares of First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF by 32.8% during the second quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 51,812 shares of the company’s stock worth $940,000 after purchasing an additional 12,797 shares during the last quarter. OLD Mission Capital LLC grew its holdings in shares of First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF by 67.6% during the third quarter. OLD Mission Capital LLC now owns 45,625 shares of the company’s stock worth $799,000 after purchasing an additional 18,399 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF by 36.8% during the third quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 43,936 shares of the company’s stock worth $770,000 after purchasing an additional 11,823 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of NASDAQ FID opened at $18.35 on Friday. First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF has a 12-month low of $16.28 and a 12-month high of $19.36. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $17.76 and its 200-day simple moving average is $17.96.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 27th were paid a $0.255 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 23rd. This is a boost from First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. This represents a $1.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.56%.

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