First Trust Europe AlphaDEX Fund (NASDAQ:FEP) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,100 shares, an increase of 138.5% from the December 15th total of 1,300 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 61,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.1 days.
Shares of FEP stock opened at $43.01 on Friday. First Trust Europe AlphaDEX Fund has a 1 year low of $37.93 and a 1 year high of $45.52. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $42.87 and its 200 day simple moving average is $43.23.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 27th were paid a $0.515 dividend. This represents a $2.06 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.79%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 23rd. This is an increase from First Trust Europe AlphaDEX Fund’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22.
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