FBT
First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund

Price: $156.27
Change: $1.73 (0.01%)
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Vitals

Issuer First Trust
Brand First Trust
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.55%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Jun 19, 2006

Analyst Report

FBT is one of a handful of biotech ETFs available, offering exposure to a corner of the market that can perform well during periods of consolidation and is capable of big jumps in the event of major drug approvals. FBT focuses on a narrow sector of the health care market segment, and as such is probably too precise for most investors seeking to construct a long-term portfolio. But this ETF can be useful for those seeking to fine tune exposure or for those bullish on the sector over the long run. FBT focuses primarily on U.S. stocks, and consists primarily of mid cap and small cap securities. FBT’s portfolio is somewhat limited, though the equal-weighted methodology of the underlying index ensures that assets are balanced across all components. That feature can be particularly important in the biotech space, where specific companies are capable of turning in big gains over short periods of time. PBE and IBB are other ETF options for biotech exposure; those considering this sector should take a close look at depth of exposure and weighing methodology, as these factors can have a major impact on the risk and return profiles achieved.

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Multi-Cap
Asset Class Style Growth
Sector (General) Healthcare
Sector (Specific) Biotechnology
Region (General) North America
Region (Specific) U.S.

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Equity: U.S. Biotechnology
  • Category Sector
  • Focus Health Care
  • Niche Biotechnology
  • Strategy Equal
  • Weighting Scheme Equal

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $153.90
  • 52 Week Hi $186.51
  • AUM $1,661.3 M
  • Shares 10.6 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 48,082
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 40,905

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Health & Biotech Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest FHLC 0.08% $2.8 B 150,767 11.79%
Largest (AUM) XLV 0.12% $31.7 B 12 M 15.96%
Most Liquid (Volume) XLV 0.12% $31.7 B 12 M 15.96%
Top YTD Performer XLV 0.12% $31.7 B 12 M 15.96%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Equity: U.S. Biotechnology Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest XBI 0.35% $6.5 B 6 M -18.60%
Largest (AUM) IBB 0.45% $9.8 B 2 M 0.00%
Most Liquid (Volume) XBI 0.35% $6.5 B 6 M -18.60%
Top YTD Performer IBB 0.45% $9.8 B 2 M 0.00%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

FBT ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 31 107 116
% of Assets in Top 10 39.79% 42.02% 34.87%
% of Assets in Top 15 57.09% 54.07% 46.19%
% of Assets in Top 50 100.02% 87.24% 83.46%

Size Comparison

FBT ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 57.82% 54.68% 34.36%
Mid (>2.7B) 34.72% 25.06% 34.45%
Small (>600M) 7.46% 13.89% 27.11%
Micro (<600M) 0.00% 1.92% 4.08%

FBT Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

FBT
P/E Ratio
N/A
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
24.22
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
13.20

FBT Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

FBT ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.02 $ 0.20 $ 0.05
Dividend Date 2015-09-23 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate N/A $ 0.52 $ 0.09
Annual Dividend Yield N/A 0.52% 0.07%

FBT Price and Volume Charts

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FBT Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: -40.07 M 3 Month Net Flows: -82.15 M 6 Month Net Flows: -149.92 M 1 Year Net Flows: -254.16 M 3 Year Net Flows: -1.17 B 5 Year Net Flows: 528.63 M 10 Year Net Flows: 969.89 M

FBT Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FBT on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETF Database Pro members, shows the ETF in the Health & Biotech Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETF Database Pro. To view information on how the ETF Database Realtime Ratings work, click here.

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- n/a
Expenses C+ n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

FBT Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

FBT
Expense Ratio
0.55%
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
0.49%
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio
0.54%

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Qualified dividends
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores
6.61/10
ESG Score
50.74%
Global Percentile
80.89%
Peer Percentile
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      35.6%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      25.83
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      35.6%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      0.0%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Gambling Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • No Female Directors (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Entrenched Board (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Overboarding (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • One Share One Vote (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Poison Pill (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Pay Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Accounting Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score

FBT Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers.

FBT ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
Average
1 Month Return -7.52% -7.11% -9.56%
3 Month Return -10.66% -10.00% -12.34%
YTD Return -6.98% -0.84% -9.27%
1 Year Return -4.15% 3.76% -4.68%
3 Year Return 11.58% 32.08% 29.21%
5 Year Return 68.74% 68.66% 72.52%

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of FBT's underlying holdings.

Region Percentage
North, Central and South America 100.09%
Other -0.07%
Country Percentage
United States 86.56%
Germany 4.75%
Netherlands 3.73%
Spain 2.59%
Ireland 2.46%
Other -0.07%

Holdings Analysis

The following charts reflect the allocation of FBT's underlying holdings.

Sector Percentage
Health Technology 93.17%
Health Services 3.72%
Commercial Services 3.2%
CASH -0.07%
Market Cap Percentage
Large 57.82%
Mid 34.72%
Small 7.46%
Micro 0.0%
Region Percentage
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 92.75%
American Depositary Receipt 7.34%
CASH -0.07%
Sector Percentage
Health Technology 93.17%
Health Services 3.72%
Commercial Services 3.2%
CASH -0.07%

FBT Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETF Database Category.

5 Day Volatility
66.40%
Rank
29 of 44

20 Day Volatility
12.90%
Rank
27 of 44

50 Day Volatility
15.90%
Rank
25 of 43

200 Day Volatility
16.71%
Rank
24 of 43

Beta
0.96
Rank
16 of 43

Standard Deviation
6.58%
Rank
12 of 42

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $159.77
  • 60 Day MA $164.69
  • MACD 15 Period -2.16
  • MACD 100 Period -10.72
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 69.38
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 84.36
  • RSI 10 Day 36
  • RSI 20 Day 38
  • RSI 30 Day 40
  • Ultimate Oscillator 45

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $155.09
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $160.82
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $154.08
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $165.84
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $154.38
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $169.37

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $154.58
  • Support Level 2 $152.90
  • Resistance Level 1 $157.27
  • Resistance Level 2 $158.27

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 47.40
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 31.31
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 40.11
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 37.58

Tradability

  • Tracking Difference Median (%) -0.62
  • Tracking Difference Max Upside (%) 0.91
  • Tracking Difference Max Downside (%) -0.80
  • Median Premium Discount (%) -0.02
  • Maximum Premium Discount (%) 0.53
  • Average Spread (%) 16.14
  • Average Spread ($) 16.14

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