First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF (NASDAQ:FTXD) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during 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 10,400 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.3 days.
Shares of FTXD opened at $34.24 on Friday. First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF has a 12 month low of $28.07 and a 12 month high of $39.01. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $36.36 and a 200-day moving average price of $35.39.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 31st. Investors of record on Monday, December 27th were given a $0.035 dividend. This represents a $0.14 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 23rd.
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