First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF (NASDAQ:FTXN) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 36,000 shares, an increase of 29.0% from the August 31st total of 27,900 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 11,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.2 days.
Shares of NASDAQ FTXN traded down $0.27 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $9.05. 1,210 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 19,442. First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF has a 12-month low of $6.48 and a 12-month high of $16.75. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $10.79 and a 200 day moving average price of $10.52.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 30th. Investors of record on Friday, September 25th were given a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.09%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 24th.
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