FLM
First Trust Global Engineering and Construction ETF

Price: $55.33
Change: $0.1 (0.0%)
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Vitals

Issuer First Trust
Brand First Trust
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.70%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Oct 13, 2008

Analyst Report

This ETF offers an opportunity for investors to play the global building and construction industry; most other funds in this space focus only on U.S. companies. Though the U.S. is the largest individual country allocation, international equities account for the majority of assets. FLM is structured in a manner that prevents a single company or a handful of stocks from dominating the portfolio. FLM is the best ETF option for exposure to the global construction industry, though there are cheaper options for investors seeking U.S.-only exposure.

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Mid-Cap
Asset Class Style Blend
Sector (General) Materials
Sector (Specific) Engineering & Construction
Region (General) Developed Markets
Region (Specific) Broad

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Equity: Global Construction & Engineering
  • Category Sector
  • Focus Industrials
  • Niche Construction & Engineering
  • Strategy Equal
  • Weighting Scheme Tiered

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $40.19
  • 52 Week Hi $59.36
  • AUM $11.1 M
  • Shares 0.2 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 1,643
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 1,623

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Building & Construction Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest XHB 0.35% $1.8 B 2 M 34.03%
Largest (AUM) ITB 0.41% $2.7 B 3 M 28.35%
Most Liquid (Volume) ITB 0.41% $2.7 B 3 M 28.35%
Top YTD Performer XHB 0.35% $1.8 B 2 M 34.03%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Holdings Comparison

FLM ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 60 47 60
% of Assets in Top 10 32.29% 42.57% 32.29%
% of Assets in Top 15 44.97% 56.50% 44.97%
% of Assets in Top 50 97.59% 98.74% 97.59%

Size Comparison

FLM ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 19.29% 38.45% 19.29%
Mid (>2.7B) 56.01% 38.14% 56.01%
Small (>600M) 24.66% 22.18% 24.66%
Micro (<600M) 0.04% 1.22% 0.04%

FLM Valuation

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

FLM
P/E Ratio
14.00
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
16.98
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
14.00

FLM Dividend

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

FLM ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.14 $ 0.07 $ 0.14
Dividend Date 2021-09-23 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 0.78 $ 0.33 $ 0.78
Annual Dividend Yield 1.41% 0.54% 1.41%

FLM Price and Volume Chart

FLM Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 0 3 Month Net Flows: 0 6 Month Net Flows: 2.88 M 1 Year Net Flows: 2.88 M 3 Year Net Flows: -2.16 M 5 Year Net Flows: -4.55 M 10 Year Net Flows: -25.47 M

FLM Price vs Flows AUM Influence

View charts that break down the influence that fund flows and price had on overall assets.

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FLM 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 Building & Construction 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 B+ XHB
Expenses B XHB
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

FLM Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

FLM
Expense Ratio
0.70%
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
0.55%
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio
0.70%

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
5.97/10
ESG Score
40.33%
Global Percentile
33.64%
Peer Percentile
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      7.82%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      43.13
      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 (%)
      7.82%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      10.51%
      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

FLM Performance

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

FLM ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
Average
1 Month Return -0.99% 2.11% -0.99%
3 Month Return 3.11% 4.89% 3.11%
YTD Return 13.46% 24.94% 13.46%
1 Year Return 29.77% 36.17% 29.77%
3 Year Return 13.59% 90.50% 13.59%
5 Year Return 27.03% 114.55% 27.03%

Geographic Exposure

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

Region Percentage
Asia Pacific 38.9%
North, Central and South America 30.72%
Europe 30.12%
Other 0.28%
Country Percentage
Japan 28.43%
United States 25.2%
France 9.11%
Canada 5.52%
Sweden 5.11%
Netherlands 3.99%
Ireland 3.78%
South Korea 3.65%
Spain 3.39%
Australia 3.24%
Germany 2.0%
China 1.76%
United Kingdom 1.53%
Hong Kong 1.12%
Philippines 0.7%
Norway 0.54%
Italy 0.52%
Other 0.28%
Finland 0.15%

Holdings Analysis

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

Sector Percentage
Industrial Services 92.16%
Producer Manufacturing 3.78%
Technology Services 3.1%
Utilities 0.7%
CASH 0.28%
Market Cap Percentage
Mid 56.01%
Small 24.66%
Large 19.29%
Micro 0.04%
Region Percentage
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 99.72%
CASH 0.28%
Warrant 0.02%
Sector Percentage
Industrial Services 92.16%
Producer Manufacturing 3.78%
Technology Services 3.1%
Utilities 0.7%
CASH 0.28%

FLM Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
87.70%
Rank
2 of 5

20 Day Volatility
15.09%
Rank
5 of 5

50 Day Volatility
14.43%
Rank
5 of 5

200 Day Volatility
14.92%
Rank
5 of 5

Beta
1.1
Rank
5 of 5

Standard Deviation
3.89%
Rank
5 of 5

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $54.58
  • 60 Day MA $54.76
  • MACD 15 Period 0.79
  • MACD 100 Period 0.56
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 9.61
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 10.65
  • RSI 10 Day 58
  • RSI 20 Day 53
  • RSI 30 Day 52
  • Ultimate Oscillator 64

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $53.59
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $55.63
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $53.59
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $55.57
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $53.39
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $56.52

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 n/a
  • Support Level 2 $55.33
  • Resistance Level 1 n/a
  • Resistance Level 2 $55.33

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 38.60
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 78.89
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 41.60
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 73.36

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